It’s still early in the semester, and you’re likely in a routine that consists of a bit more caffeine, Quenchers smoothies after a Wilson work-out, and let’s be honest: more fruits and vegetables (as a result of our compelling blog post and Balance-Your-Plate tastings on campus – right?)
Perhaps you’ve even noticed that some of these foods affect your body in unusual ways. Well, we’re here to assure you that you’re absolutely normal – and to provide an explanation for these foods’ quirky effects on the body. Read the rest of this entry »
Late Night Snacking
Being a college student, you can probably agree that your schedule of sleeping and eating is never consistent. Your waking hours likely extend well into normal sleeping hours and you may find yourself eating 5 or 6 times a day. Sometimes the later we stay up, the more we lose our self-control and judgment on what to eat and when. Have you found yourself craving a slice of pizza at 2 AM, or will you eat anything you can get your hands on after a late-night study session? Read the rest of this entry »
On Sunday, Sept.18th an InterFaith Food Shuttle truck will be parked in front of the Chapel from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed to collect donations.
The goal is to fill the truck with select items for the BackPack Buddies program that sends children home each weekend with a backpack filled with enough food for that child for the weekend (6 balanced meals and 2 healthy snacks).
If you would like to make a food-based donation to the truck, items needed include “single serving“ sized meats and stews, breakfast items, packaged noodles, canned vegetables and fruit, 100% juice boxes, shelf stable boxed unflavored milk, and healthy snacks. Please bring only shelf stable items. (No sugary cereals or snacks such ast pop-tarts and cookies, Spam and Vienna sausages, candy, juice pouches, or soft top applesauce, fruit, Jello or fish are accepted.)
Over 800 children are enrolled in BackPack Buddies at 24 sites in 7 counties, but over 100,000 children are eligible. Your help will make a difference.
For more information or to volunteer contact Sam Zimmerman (firstname.lastname@example.org).
DUSDAC, the student run Duke University Student Dining Advisory Committee, is looking for new members. If you’re interested, please submit an application.http://db.tt/n9HtQf0
Come check out some food/sustainability/health-related companies and organizations that will be at the Fall Career Fair next week.
Duke Fall Career Fair
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
View a full list of employers and the positions they are recruiting for:
Stay tuned for the Career Center’s Nonprofit and Government Career Fair, which will be held on:
Duke Nonprofit & Government Fair
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Check out a list of 2010 attendees here:
September is “Eat More Fruits and Veggies” Month, shifting the spotlight back on those brightly colored foods we may love or loathe. Whether you recall the “Eat 5-A-Day, the Color Way”, “Fruits and Veggies: More Matters” or “Eat the Rainbow” campaign, the message is always the same: for a healthy diet, you should aim to include many fruits and vegetables. But why should you worry about it?
There are many reasons, including some you may have already heard, such as fruits and vegetables contain essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber. These compounds may help protect you from chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, stroke, other cardiovascular diseases, and certain cancers. But admit it – chronic disease may not be on the top of your list of concerns.
There are plenty of other reasons that you should care. Maybe… Read the rest of this entry »