Innately biological and fundamentally social and cultural, food is different from all the other aspects of life: related with both nature and culture, it is inextricably tied to geographical locations, even though its distribution around the world is increasing continuously. When people move or travel, their relationship with food inevitably changes. Indeed, migratory processes force people to redefine their food culture in unfamiliar social contexts, bringing into play a transformation in eating behaviour and the nutritional aspects associated with these changes. Challenges also emerge, such as difficulties in gaining access to specific products from the place of origin.
The postgraduate course in Food and International Migrations offers an interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of the relationship between food and international migrations. The objective of this specialization is to address migration-related food processes from a social and cultural context, while also considering the possible implications for nutrition and health.