Public Programs offered through the NSCDA-NJ

Since its founding in 1891, the NCSDA has worked to preserve our shared American history. The stories we record now will become the shared memories of tomorrow. These stories will allow our descendants to peek into the window of our lives as well as the lives of our ancestors. The Historical Activities Committee of the NSCDA-NJ has begun programs in four areas that would be of interest to all Dames.

The NSCDA-NJ offers select virtual and in-person programs and events to members of peer organizations and the public throughout the year. Some are directly through the New Jersey Dames, and others are hosted by NSCDA National. Check our current offerings below:

NSCDA-NJ Historical Activities Committee
2023-2024 Offerings

Check back soon for more free programming offerings through the NSCDA-NJ Historical Activities Committee!

NSCDA Historical Activities Committee
“Food for Thought” Season Two

Food for Thought Returns for a Second Season!

The Historical Activities Committee announces the second season of Food for Thought. This year’s theme is “Food Pathways” and we explore the amazing stories of how the foods we know, and love made their way to this country.  Speakers include professors, award winning authors, and culinary historians.   

Thursday, November 16, 4 PM “Baby Food and the American Industrial Palate”.  Amy Bentley is Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at New York University. She explores how the invention of commercial baby food shaped American notions of infancy, influenced the evolution of parental and pediatric care, and helped American palates become acclimated to the tastes and textures of highly processed industrial food products. 

Register here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkd-uqqTktHtWudTF9Xpr-BYA0JE6BuMkM