Fueling stomachs, students and communities with Madison schools

Story by Maddie Kranz x’24, a UW–Madison student studying Community & Nonprofit Community  and Art History. Jennifer Gaddis, associate professor of Civil Society & Community Studies and Jane Rafferty Thiele Faculty Fellow of Graduate Teaching, …

Madison schools want to transform food programs (The Cap Times; Gaddis, Kerr and Human Ecology graduate students)

Associate Professor of Civil Society & Community Studies Jennifer Gaddis discusses how she, Human Development & Family Studies Assistant Professor Margaret Kerr and Human Ecology graduate students are working with the Madison Metropolitan School District to better understand emotions around school food and the choice to participate or not in school food programs.

Jennifer Gaddis is a passionate advocate for school lunch (Madison Magazine; Gaddis and Kerr)

Associate Professor of Civil Society & Community Studies Jennifer Gaddis is profiled about her research on school lunch and her advocacy for healthier, more equitable school lunches for all. The story mentions Assistant Professor of Human Development & Family Studies Margaret Kerr, whom Gaddis is currently working with to study how parents of elementary students feel about school meals.

School Lunch: Justice On The Menu (The Integrated Schools Podcast; Gaddis)

Civil Society & Community Studies Associate Professor Jennifer Gaddis discusses the history of school lunch and the current challenges these programs face. Gaddis also explains the financial, labor and environmental justice issues associated with school lunch, and she encourages participation in school lunch programs as the best way to improve them.

Human Ecology faculty, alumni featured in “On Wisconsin” Spring 2023 issue

The School of Human Ecology isn’t about just hoping for a better future. By helping create it, human ecologists help others reach their full potentials, too. Such innovative thinking and initiative was on display in the Spring 2023 issue of On Wisconsin, UW–Madison’s award-winning alumni magazine, which featured several Human Ecology faculty and alumni.

SoHE News: Apr 23–29

Gaddis cited in The New Republic, Whelan advises on making your “pandexit,” Bogenschneider publishes second edition of researcher-policymaker engagement handbook with Routledge, and more.