UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DULUTH -
For students, staff, faculty and guests of UMD interested in up-to-date information on:Fresh vegetables available in dining locations from the Sustainable Agriculture Project UMD farm, Healthy choices, Food-sensitivity friendly food options and information, food allergen information, new items, Events related to food and food sustainability and much more!
Be you student, staff or faculty, we want to hear what you
have to say!
further may earn you the chance to win gift certificates to Whole Foods Co-op,
Duluth Grill, Sara's Table, How Sweet It Is Bakery and our very own Dining
I am an intern with Health Services as a Community Health
Education Major here at UMD. Part of my internship has been to create a survey
that will help inform Health Services of food trends, needs and interests of
those at UMD.
My goal is to not only reach those who participate in the
dining locations at UMD but also those who do not for what ever reason.We'd like to know what you would like to see,
your needs and how you might be served better. Don't feel shy about telling us
what you like either!We LOVE to know
what is working too!
The survey takes about 7 minutes... it will be open until
Friday May 24th.(I know it is a crazy
time with finals... just don't forget!
This Thursday May 9th, the Dining Center will be going
All day the trays will be removed from use*.
This event is
designed to promote sustainability in our community and on campus by
Each tray that is not used saves 1/3-1/2 gallon of
Food waste is also reduced by an average of 1.2-1.8 ounces per
meal per person.
Give it a chance and support sustainability!
will be available in special instances upon request and for those with
The water saving statistics surprised me. I can certainly see how the lack of tray's might naturally influence our carrying capacity and adjust what we bring to our dining table.
What do YOU think? Do you have any thoughts related to your experience eating in the D.C. on trayless days? How did it change what or how much you chose to eat or took to your table? Did it change your consumption amount or the amount you threw away?
(This has been a fantastic collaborative event driven by students supported by various departments at UMD)
Family, friendly event this weekend!-
Check out the speaker list below!
In keeping with the theme of supporting our greater community in a sustainably minded way, great food will be provided by Duluth's very own Duluth Grill.
Saturday April 27th
5-8pm UMD Kirby Ballroom (5-5:30 RSOP games outside before main event)... see detailed schedule below.
World, One Environment is a collaborative event and sustainability
initiative bringing together UMD students, faculty, staff, Duluthians,
and event organizers to explore and to discuss issues and values
connected to our shared environment. FREE food will be catered by Duluth Grill! (food & seating are limited so please RSVP by clicking "Going")
One World, One Environment will connect people in a social
“edutainment” setting by sharing a world of music, skits, and stories
presenting how people value diversity
and beauty within our mutual global environment. It will also provide a
forum for rich discussion and exploration of the interconnectedness of
our one world and environment.
Under the umbrella of
“interconnectedness”, this event will provide the opportunity for you to
take part in discussions focusing on food, water, sustainability,
eco-politics, wellness and values.
Details: 5pm: Outdoor games with RSOP (Rec. Sports Outdoor Program) @ the Kirby *Terrace (outside of the Kirby Student Lounge) ----------------------------------------------- 5:30pm: Social hour w/ food, music, & relevant displays @ the Kirby Ballroom (3rd floor of Kirby Student Center)
6:30pm: entertaining & earthly skit + musical performance(s) ----------------------------------------------- 7pm: Keynote address with David Gore
7:15pm: Discussion + panel Panelists are: (D.Gore as moderator) Leane Rutherford, Instructional Development Thomas Beery, Health, Phys Ed./RSOP Emmanuel Enemuoh, Mech./Industrial Engr. Mindy Granley, Sustainability Coordinator Lanae Smith, Sustainability Inspiration Award Recipient ----------------------------------------------- 8pm: Networking (optional) -----------------------------------------------
This event is completely FREE, though donations are welcome and will be
used to carry on this initiative in the coming months and years.
*In the case of rain/snow or any other weather patterns that might
impede outdoor games, the back-up location is the RSOP gym at UMD.
Collaborators include UMD's Office of Sustainability, Center for
Environmental Education, Office of Cultural Diversity + Student groups
in the Multicultural Center, Sustainable Agricultural Projects, Duluth
Grill, & IR Media House.
A special thank you to UMD Dining Services for providing the One World One Environment event with the water, forks, plates and compost and waste disposal. We appreciate your support.
4th Annual NORTHLAND COMMUNITY WELLNESS DAY! Saturday April 27th 11-3 UMD Romano Gym What will you find at Community Wellness Day? 50 exhibitors,Including, since this is a food related blog after all,La Finca Organic Farm. A CSA deliverering to Duluth. They have various options for share sizes helping you fit the size, and affordability of what you, your family, or your roommates might need. They even have a SOUP share!!!! SCORE! A win for the busy college student, or professor who has healthy fast meals on their mind.
Yes, this Is a KID FRIENDLY, and encouraged, EVENT!
rock-climbing and children's activities with UMD
Keynote speaker Paul Batz, Minnesota Author, who will speak about "What
Really Works, Blending the Seven Fs for the Life You Imagine!"
(Faith, Family, Finances, Fitness, Friends, fun and future).
Speaking of Community Connection! Duluth Grill will be here with great snack options. (Not sure they are bringing their homemade avocado, mango Ice cream, Ifnot, I highly suggest a trip to the west side to try it out. Refreshing and SO GOOD! - AJudy B. side note -) Admission and parking (meters, maroon lots and pay lots)
I have had the privilege to be a part of Community Wellness Day for each of the past three. Always a great atmosphere, vendors that bring fantastic services to the community. I have had the chance to connect with great people. This will promises to be even bigger and better. -A Judy B. side note-
You know those awesome Grass Fed Burgers in the Center Court restaurant... and the Burger Hub upon request? Have you ever wanted to know more about them, where they come from and how the cows are raised?
Wednesday April 24th at 10 AM in Kirby 355-357 you will get your chance! Troy Salzer's Sandy Hills Ranch in Barnum, MN. will be joining SHAC presenting in our workshop series.He'll tell us about his farm, the process the cattle are raised for optimum health and taste. He'll share the other goodies he is growing on the farm as well.
Get in touch with your food, where it comes from and who is doing the hard and wonderful labor so we can have a great tasting lunch.
Wednesday, April 17: Caitlin Nielson will help you
lower stress around food finances. She will demonstrate how to buy
fresh foods for the same amount as a can of spaghetti! 10-11am Kirby 355-357 (Down the skinny hallway running along the ballroom) Caitlin is pretty much a food genius. She can combine good tasting food, keeping it low cost and making sure it is healthy. Yes, yes I DID say affordable, tasty and healthy. Join SHAC for her demonstration Wednesday. -Judy B.
Wednesday, April 10from 10-11 am, Kirby 355/57 Randy Hanson, Assistant
Professor of Geography and Director of the Sustainable Agriculture
Project (SAP) at UMD. Learn about the UMD Farm and how you can be
... if a label says 100% organic it means all ingredients are organic
... if a label just says "organic" it means that 95% of the ingredients are organic.
... to save money, check out the bulk aisle where you can buy and try things in small quantities to see if you actually like it.
... think ahead when preparing foods. Make additional amounts that you can plan into another meal tomorrow. That way you don't have to eat "left overs" if they don't do it for you, but you can save yourself some time in doing a little pre-prep. Extra noodles when making the pasta salad today can be tomorrow's tuna salad.
... read your labels is the best way to know what is actually in your food. Remember, the front of the package is just a billboard.
... using marshmallows that contain gelatin are not vegetarian. (vegetarian marshmallows can be purchased or home made as an alternative.) (All information from Shannon, can be found in the co-op "all about" brochures or respective website link.)
Check out our event Wed April 10 from 10-11 in Kirby 355-357 Randy Hanson talks about the UMD farm and how you can get involved.
EVENT THIS WEDNESDAY!! March 27 10-11 AM Kirby 355 - 357 (Down the skinny hallway that runs along the back of the ballroom
What does that long list of ingredients on the food label mean? Shannon Szymkowiak, Promotions and Education Manager at the Whole Foods Co-op, will help you to demystify ingredients, and understand the benefits of “whole foods”.
Hosted by SHAC - Student Health Advisory Committee Join is! (Shannon USUALLY travels with treats. I make NO promises, but it could happen!)
I want to introduce you to a new student group! I have had the pleasure of working with some of the folks from this group and I think they will be amazing partners!
Photos from the UMD farm last summer.
Here they are in their own words...
Students currently employed by The Sustainable Agriculture
Project (Also known as SAP) have formed a new student group, the
Agriculture Project was created in 2009 to institute education, research, and
community engagement around local food systems and food security in the western
Lake Superior region.Many of these incentives are accomplished
through work at the UMD Farm and Orchard sites. As student workers, the
SAPatistas have all had the opportunity to be a part of accomplishing this
mission.Of course, there is still work
to be done.
The SAPatistas want to put their fresh veggies where their mouth is
and work towards raising food awareness here on-campus. We know that healthy
food doesn’t have to break your bank. We
believe that our classmates should have access to healthier choices.Basically, we want to give students options
that make tying their shoe seem like a challenge.To do this, we want your help!The SAPatistas are students with different
majors, skill sets and passions.To
join, you don’t need any experience with food or farming, you just have to be a
fan of Brussels’
sprouts (kidding).The SAPatistas invite
you to bring whatever you have to our table.
If you’ve been curious about SAP, this is the
perfect way to get a taste.If you want
to experience what it’s like to really be in touch with your food, get your
hands dirty or partake in creating better food options for our student body.
Spread the word. Join the movement!!
Contact info and updates can be found on the
SAPatistas facebook page