Archive for March, 2009

White House Garden

Michael Pollan, Alice Waters and many others have been calling for it, and now it is official.  The Obamas have released plans for their White House Vegetable Garden (via thefoodtimes).

March is National Nutrition Month

Nutrition is so important in our lives it does not get just one day to be recognized like Valentine’s Day, but a whole month. As a dietitian, I wish every day was “treat my body right and feed it what it needs,” thus celebrating nutrition every day of the year. The basics are nothing we all […]

Sustainability Myths

Good article on Sustainability Myths:

Table of Condiments That Periodically Go Bad

Not sure if that taco sauce in the back of the fridge is still okay to eat? According to the Table of Condiments That Periodically Go Bad, if it is older than 2 years it is probably time to throw it away. Alternatively, StillTasty claims to be “Your Ultimate Shelf Life Guide.” StillTasty is much […]

Big Hill Student Farm Begins Composting Today!

The Big Hill Student Farm members will begin collecting produce waste from the Dining Service Kitchen today to begin the process of establishing a compost pile for their garden. Student volunteers will pick up four, 5 gallon pails of vegetable and fruit scraps daily to get the compost started. The Dining Service has committed to […]

Meeting Minutes – March 3, 2009

Present: Kim Braun, Jim Dontje, Lisa Heldke, Cindy Johnson-Groh, Steve Kjellgren, Joe Lencioni, Sujay Rao, Rebecca Welp Rebecca Welp George Elliott, the nutritionist, spoke about eating disorders and what to watch for. Warning signs, bulimia in particular, are not as prominent as they once were. Cindy Johnson-Groh suggested that it may be beneficial for George […]

Gustieware!!…It’s EVERYWHERE!

Yes, it’s everywhere all over campus, in residence halls and apartments and classrooms and offices…..just waiting for the kind soul who borrowed it to return it so it can take another tour of campus with another kind soul who will return it to go again and again and again and again….. It’s also been reported […]