Food Scholarship

My research focuses primarily on kids’ menus and the way the category of children’s food is constructed (by kids and adults) and is used as a social tool. 

At the 2019 Future of Food and Nutrition Conference, sponsored by the Friedman School of Nutrition and Policy at Tufts University, I presented a poster called “‘Dumb it Down for Kids’: How Restaurants in the Greater Boston Area Use Kids’ Menus to Construct Childhood Taste.” My poster, which allowed attendees to interact with and interrogate the language of kids’ dining with a selection of paper menus, won the audience-vote “best poster” award at the conference.

View a higher-resolution pdf of the poster here.