Dawn Bohn: Zines in the Classroom
From Sarah Christensen
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Dawn Bohn, Associate Professor in Food Science & Human Nutrition, will speak about utilizing zines in the classroom as a tool for solving complex food science and ingredient technology challenges. The specific assignment asks students to create a zine about ingredient labels for foods often found at food pantries, highlighting the history, cultivation, use, application, safety, and cross-funtionality of selected ingredient categories. With the Eastern Illinois Foodbank and other food pantries as the intended audience, the goal of the zines is to help manage fear around confusing and ambiguous ingredient labels that can sometimes make food products seem less desirable. Using zines as a platform, students develop skills such as visual literacy, science communication, and creativity.