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Food for Thought

Food nourishes us, inspires us, and brings us together. We’re taking a deep dive into everything edible.

Reducing the amount of food that we waste by just a third could feed all the food-insecure people in this country.”

Emily Broad Leib

Director of the Food Law and Policy Clinic at Harvard Law School

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Cooking like a scientist

Graduate School of Education alum Kate Strangfeld started Bite Scized Education to engage secondary students in science. Her goal is to empower students to “think like a scientist” through food and cooking.

Harvard food groups

Students, alumni, faculty, and staff are researching, exploring, and experimenting with food and nutrition.


Food for free

In a typical week during the academic year, Harvard may donate up to 2,500 pounds of quality food to a local nonprofit focused on families in need.

Learn more about the program

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Science and cooking lecture series

The lectures pair Harvard professors with celebrated food experts and renowned chefs to showcase the science behind different culinary techniques.

Learn more about the series

Food in the news


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