“Big Food: Health, Culture and the Evolution of Eating” opens on Feb. 11 and runs through Dec. 2. The exhibition is a collaboration between the Peabody, the Community Alliance for Research and Engagement (CARE) at the Yale School of Public Health, and the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity.
Visitors to the newest exhibition at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History will have an opportunity to investigate our origins as hunter-gatherers, explore an interactive timeline on the history of food, and identify popular processed foods by only their ingredients.
The opening celebration, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb 11, will feature family-oriented activities and displays by local food- and health-related organizations to promote healthy life choices, physical fitness, and food system sustainability. Families can enjoy a puppet show and crafts; children can challenge themselves in a physical activity scavenger hunt; and adults can try out a Zumba class.