About the project
You Are What You Ate is an innovative new project run by historians, scientists, historical re-enactors and archaeologists. We want to bring up-to-date research on food science, nutrition, medical history and archaeology to a wider audience. Our aim is to encourage public debate and personal reflection on modern eating habits through exploration of the dietary choices of the past.
Over the next three years, look out for us at festivals and street markets, schools, museums and castles in the area of West Yorkshire. We are working in close association with Wakefield Council to provide a wide range of activities such as schools and youth activities, exhibitions, talks, festival attendance, adult workshops and bone workshops.