‘Food choices’ Category

April 2016 Kitchen Cabinet Meeting Minutes:

Kitchen Cabinet April 18, 2016 Abby Nistler, Hayley Nemmers, Kaitlyn Bicek, Brady Kelley, Chuck Niederriter, Patrick Neri, Erin Baumann, Gwen Saliares, Danny Pavek, Audi Dickey, James Dontje, Steve Kjellgren, Lisa Heldke, Margo Druschel, George Elliott, Paul Matzke, Molly Yunkers Greens The Greens will have a lot going on celebrating Earth Week. The following activities are […]

Kitchen Cabinet Meeting Minutes October 2015

Kitchen Cabinet October 12, 2015 Jeri Miller, Margo Druschel, George Elliott , Paul Matzke, Chuck Niederriter, Patrick Neri, Jana Elliott(SAVE), Kaitlyn Bicek(SAVE), Mark Hanson , Steve Kjellgren, Lisa Heldke, Lindsay Rothschiller , JJ Akin, Andi Dickey, Erin Kuiper, Abby Nistler (Fair Trade) Fair Trade Margo and Abby discussed how Gustavus is working towards becoming a […]

The Sociopolitics of Keeping Kosher, Observing Halal

Two recent news items address the fact that our food choices carry tremendous social, cultural, religious and political weight–in case you hadn’t noticed. On NPR this week, a feature story chronicled the rise of Kosher keeping among millenials, including the emergence of boutique gefilte fish makers and Kosher banh mi sandwiches. A bleak story showed […]

Kitchen Cabinet Minutes: May, 2014

Kitchen Cabinet May 5, 2014 Steve Kjellgren, Lisa Heldke, Paul Matzke, Rebecca Hare, Jessica Burggraff, Margo Druschell , Meghan Krause, George Elliott, Molly Yunkers, Mark Hanson Meal Plan Accounts – A brief discussion on meal accounts and how they are used. Overall it seems as if meal plans do average out, some students run out […]

Kitchen Cabinet Minutes March 2014

Kitchen Cabinet Meeting Minutes March 10, 2014 Laura Shilling, Mark Hanson, Lisa Heldke, Jessica Braun, Jeff Stocco, Jim Dontje, Steve Kjellgren, Rebecca Hare, George Elliott, Jessica Burggraf, Paul Matzke, Meghan Krause MVAC Meeting – MVAC will be starting a food hub (connection between farmers and churches, business, etc.). This is a way to purchase local. […]

Yes, Rene Descartes, the mind IS connected to the body!

And this study shows another absolutely astonishing way in which the connection apparently works. A psychologist has shown that there is a significant correlation between what we believe we have eaten and how our metabolism responds. In an experiment, clinical psychologist Alia Crum found that people who believed they’d consumed a 650-calorie milkshake experienced a […]

The World Food Clock

From a colleague in Food Studies and Anthropology: http://worldfoodclock.com/ How much food is being consumed around the world right now? It’s a vast question that can be answered by the World Food Clock. This interesting website draws on information provided by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and presents a streaming […]

Fair Trade Towns USA brings Colombian Banana Producers to Gustavus

On Friday, October 19th, Kitchen Cabinet hosted Felipe and Jorge, representatives from the Bananeras de Uraba S.A. and Corporacion Rosalba Zapata Cordona of Colombia, as well as Fair Trade Towns USA representative Courtney Lang to give a presentation on the benefits of fair trade. The presentation began with Courtney delivering information on the Fair Trade […]

Coca-Cola in the news

In light of Gustavus’s decision to renew our beverage contract with the Coca-Cola company last spring, here are a couple short news updates on their activities, some good, some not so good, from The Food Institute (http://www.foodinstitute.com/).   Industry News “Coca Cola, Pepsi and Dr Pepper will post calorie counts on vending machines ahead regulation […]

KC Meeting Minutes 5-14-2012

Kitchen Cabinet May 14, 2012 Present: Steve Bennett, Lisa Heldke, Steve Kjellgren, Mark Hanson , Judy Douglas, Bob Douglas, Saskia, Rebecca (representing The Greens), Jeff Stocco, Joe Lenconi, George Elliott End of the Year Assessment Members of KC broke into small groups and discussed: Issues KC addressed for the year, the processes we used to […]