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Background Materials for PETRICHOR Salon Event:


May 14, 2015

Nutrition: Nourishment for all Angelenos



Articles and Fact Sheets:


Overcoming Obesity: An initial economic analysis


"What Ferguson can teach the food movement" - helpful orientation for how disparities in access to food relates to larger movement for racial justice/racial equity


Prevalence of Childhood and Adult Obesity in the United States


The global obesity pandemic: shaped by global drivers and local environments


A Framework for Public Health Action: The Health Impact Pyramid


The Hunger Wars: Fighting for Food in Southern California


Healthy Food Access Portal by PolicyLink


Good Food For All Agenda (2010) by the LA Food Policy Council


LA Food System Snapshot (2013) by the LA Food Policy Council


Food Justice by Robert Gottlieb and Anupama Joshi 


South L.A. ban on new fast-food restaurants has little effect






Our Food Chain Documentary Trailer (full one-hour documentary and password: OFC)



The 19th Annual UCLA Health Care Symposium: "A Gut Reaction to Obesity" The Impact of Diet, the Microbiome, and the Environment featuring Michael Moss author of Salt, Sugar Fat, and Drs. Emeran Mayer, Paul Simon and Wendy Slusser



Ron Finley's TED Talk: "A Guerilla Gardener in South Central LA"



Creating the Broccoli Craze



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