How should we be rethinking hunger? This is a limited, New Mexico Out-of-School Time podcast about people who are making change in our food system. This collection of stories and view points finds Sophia Rose, former NMOST Meals VISTA, having critical conversations with guests from the nonprofit world that have a distinct approach to the issue of food insecurity. The goal is to meet people where they stand, facilitate a thought-provoking discussion for you to listen to (and weigh in on), and coordinate these local “knowledges” to fight for a better food system and future.







Rethinking Hunger Podcast
How should we be rethinking hunger? The limited "Rethinking Hunger" podcast from the New Mexico Out-of-School Time Network invites you to join in on critical conversations with thought leaders on the issue of food insecurity. Hosted by Sophia Rose, former NMOST Meals VISTA and food systems thinker, this informative, interview-based podcast is sure to leave you with a greater resolve to make change.

Latest Interviews

Rethinking Hunger, Ep. 12: Join Sophia in conversation with Anita Adalja on what the lived realities of farming look like in our country and what needs to change.

Rethinking Hunger, Ep. 11: Join Sophia in conversation with nutrition and food security expert, Patty Keane. They cover the correlation between food insecurity and chronic disease, coping mechanisms children take on, food programs, child nutrition reauthorization, and more.

Rethinking Hunger, Ep. 10: Join Sophia in conversation with Chili Yazzie, an iconic advocate for indigenous civil and human rights, and longtime leader of the Shiprock community of Northwestern New Mexico and the Navajo Nation in the greater Southwest. 

Rethinking Hunger, Ep. 9: Join Sophia in conversation with Donne and Emily from the New Mexico Acequia Association and find out how this particular context challenges our dominant thinking about resources, sustains traditional farming methods, and inspires children and youth.

Rethinking Hunger, Ep. 8: Join Sophia in conversation with Ben Rasmussen, Program Specialist at the National Center for Frontier Communities and learn about the unique opportunities anch challenges that frontier communities face in confronting the issue of food insecurity.

Rethinking Hunger, Ep. 7: Join Sophia in conversation with Denise Miller, Executive Director of the New Mexico Farmers' Marketing Association, and learn about the role that farmer's markets and eating local can have in regionalizing our food systems. 

Rethinking Hunger, Ep. 6: In response to the increased need showing up with the onset of COVID-19 last March, Zowie and Kelly, community members of the Zuni Pueblo in New Mexico, stepped up to organize an emergency food pantry. Join Sophia in conversation with Zowie and Kelly as they reflect upon their journey from starting the emergency food pantry to now as they turn their operation into a permanent pantry that they hope becomes self-sustaining.

Rethinking Hunger, Ep. 5: How can afterschool and out-of-school time providers participate in the fight against hunger? Sal Ruiz and Laura Cox, from Moving Arts Española, join Sophia to discuss the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), the ins and outs of what is means to run a healthy meals program, and their cooking class with their kids. 

Rethinking Hunger, Ep. 4: Welcome to the mysterious world of bees and other pollinators! Anita Amstutz, a pollinator advocate and founder of Think Like a Bee,  joins Sophia to discuss the importance of pollinators to our food system, what lessons humans can learn from bees, and how we can support them as they face extinction. 

Rethinking Hunger, Ep. 3: Rethinking hunger could mean regionalizing our food systems. Respresentative Melanie Stansbury joins Sophia to discuss hunger in New Mexico since COVID-19, repatriation, and regionalizing the food system. 

Rethinking Hunger, Ep. 2: What is health equity and how does it relate to food systems? Derek Lin, a policy analyst for New Mexico Voices for Children joins Sophia to share his equity lens perspective on food insecurity. 

Rethinking Hunger, Ep. 1: What is the role of nonprofits in the fight to alleviate hunger? Robert Egger, the founder of the DC Central Kitchen and pioneer of the central kitchen concept joins Sophia to talk about the history of the charity model in the nonprofit sector, community kitchens, and the social enterprise approach to food insecurity.



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