For most of us, the pathway is relatively simple: get hungry, eat. Repeat as necessary.
But the reality is that many MANY events have to take place for us to have food to eat.
The University of Oregon is one of a short list of schools that include a Food Studies program; it started just five years ago.
Associate Professor Stephen Wooten, an anthropologist, is the program's director. He explains all the different disciplines connected through the program, and all the parts of life that food studies can reach.