Luke Sniewski’s Master’s of Science in Sustainable Food Systems (MSFS) capstone project evolved into three chapters of his new book Million Ways to Live. Now the book has become a springboard for a new venture, an international documentary web series about cultural diversity and healthy living. One of his first stops in his worldwide journey was Poultney, where he filmed a profile of Green Mountain College Farm manager Bay Hammond. With his partner Claire Robbie and their 6-month old son Jack in tow, Luke’s travels will take him to over 30 countries as they highlight the healthy lifestyles of amazing people they meet along the way. Luke, a former gym owner and lifestyle coach, has a passion for health, education and nutrition. He initially enrolled in culinary school and discovered that “people need to make connections with their food that are deeper than their health.” After culinary school, he started looking for an online masters program that could give him tools to connect people with a more holistic approach to their food.
Luke needed a program that could fit into his lifestyle so that he could continue running his gym during his coursework. “Every time I felt I was comfortable with my values and knowledge, the next class made me feel uncomfortable,” he said. “I would learn about so many more variables in our food systems that I did not know existed.”