Jennifer Black

Wall Scholar


Associate Professor


Department of Food, Nutrition and Health


Land and Food Systems



Geographic Location

Jennifer Black

Prof. Jennifer Black is an Associate Professor of Food, Nutrition and Health in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems where she leads the Public Health and Urban Nutrition Research Group and teaches courses related to applied nutrition, land, food and community health and research methods. Her research aims to improve understanding of the complex social and contextual factors that shape the health of individuals, communities and of the environment, with a focus on neighbourhood food environments, school health, and food systems research.

Primary Recipient Awards

Jennifer Black – Wall Scholars – 2020

As a Wall Scholar, Prof. Black will focus on developing non-traditional knowledge mobilization approaches focused on engaging children and schools in more critical discussions about the links between poverty, food insecurity and social justice.  She will also be developing approaches to better understand how poverty and food insecurity in childhood shape trajectories of childhood wellbeing including examining the roles of school lunch programs in shaping experiences of stigma, wellbeing and dietary outcomes.