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Passport to Good Nutrition

Every March, we celebrate National Nutrition Month. We are in the planning stages for March 2018. See below for our March 2017 event.

This past year our theme was "Passport to Good Nutrition", which offered students access to international foods that are healthy and taste great. We encouraged students to enjoy international flavor at a local level.

We focused on global cuisine that isn't typically offered in the dining halls - French, Greek and Thai. Each week, students had two opportunities to enjoy a dinner that spotlights these foods. Students with a valid dining plan who ate in the designated dining halls during dinner on the dates listed below were entered to win prizes. Prizes were drawn for each theme meal - the more passport dinners students attended, the more chances they had to win!

French Cuisine

Mar. 7, 2017 - Lentz Dinner
Mar. 9, 2017 - Trueblood Dinner

Step right into the heart of Paris and order a sweet or savory crepe at the action station. Participants should also expect to enjoy French staples such as beef bourgiugnon and sautéed cabbage and leeks. Bon appetit!

Greek Gourmet

Mar. 21, 2017 - Lentz Dinner
Mar. 23, 2017 - Trueblood Dinner

Come grab some Greek! We will be serving up Greek meatballs with tzatziki sauce, along with roasted fish, baklava bites, and many other favorites! Opa!

Taste of Thai

Mar. 28, 2017 - Lentz Dinner
Mar. 30, 2017 - Trueblood Dinner

Stop in for a taste of our Thai specialties! Students who participate will enjoy many Thai classics such as Thai Slaw with peanut sauce and mango pudding!