Sarah is a Research & Writing Fellow with Food Tank. Prior to completing her Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, she was a Teach For America corps member in the Rio Grande Valley and taught Middle School Algebra I for nine years both in Texas and Argentina. Teaching a diverse range of students in a variety of educational settings, she was exposed to the disparities and complexities of public education, health, and food access. Sarah pursued her degree at LBJ in order to develop the skills necessary to negotiate the intricacies of public policy surrounding food justice. Since earning her degree she has worked for the City of Austin as the Food Access Coordinator, supporting programs, policies, and systems changes promoting better food access in her community.
The True Cost of Food: An Excerpt from Nourished Planet
A method being applied more widely in the food system today is an economic model called true cost accounting, which identifies and quantifies the total cost of food and agricultural production depending on the type of farming system.
June 12, 2018