From the Field

Nutrition Week 2018

March 8, 2018

For the most up-to-date information about Nutrition Week 2018, visit UC Berkeley Basic Needs Security.

MONDAY, 3/12 5-6:30 PM STUDENTS’ MENTAL HEALTH WORKSHOP IN STILES HALL CONFERENCE ROOM

The workshop will be hosted by Tova Feldmanstern, a Staff Social Worker from Counseling & Psychological Services, who will be giving a brief presentation about mental health information and basic needs resources. Then a student panel will be sharing their personal experiences, with time at the end for questions. This will be followed by a community building space for students who may share similar experiences, and it will also be an opportunity for students to gain more information about what resources are available. FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED! (#cheese’nstuff)

TUESDAY, 3/13 4-6 PM NUTRITION EDUCATION SESSION AT RSF LOBBY

Drop in for a 15-20 minutes individual session with a registered dietitian from University Health Services! We will focus on eating for optimal health and disease prevention. Attendance is first come, first served; no appointment needed.

TUESDAY, 3/13 AND FRIDAY, 3/16 5-6PM UCB FOOD HARVESTERS INFO SESSIONS IN STILES HALL CONFERENCE ROOM

Not getting enough fruits and veggies in your diet?
Passionate about putting an end to food waste?

Come grab a bite to eat and learn more about how our team recovers food from local farms, gardens, and selfless Berkeley residents, in an effort to reduce food waste.
The UC Berkeley Food Harvesters are a team of students dedicated to supplying nutritious, healthy food to the UCB Food Pantry, located in Stiles Hall, by way of food recovery from the surrounding community. Our team coordinates volunteers to collect unwanted fruits, veggies, and even packaged meals from local vendors. We have the potential to provide thousands of pounds of fresh produce to students for no cost at all.
Join us to learn about how you can get involved in this local food movement. Food will be provided!

TUESDAY, 3/13 7-9 PM “CHOPPED” COOK-OFF IN MORGAN HALL TEACHING KITCHEN

Join BNS and FEED Berkeley for a Chopped Cook-Off competition in the Morgan Hall Teaching Kitchen on Tuesday, 3/13 from 7-9 PM! Berkeley student groups will compete to create the best healthy meals to encourage creative, nutritious eating and hands-on cooking using affordable ingredients! All ingredients and supplies will be provided, and all you have to do is commit to showing up to cook some food, eat, and have fun! This will be a great opportunity to represent your club, build a community, and bring awareness to student nutrition and food insecurity. You can register a team of 3-5 to compete here: tinyurl.com/feedcookoff

Keep in mind that spots are first come first serve! We hope to see you there!

WEDNESDAY, 3/14 2:30-5 PM DROP-IN NUTRITION EDUCATION SESSION AT TANG ROOM 2280

Drop in for a 15-20 minutes individual session with a registered dietitian from University Health Services! We will focus on eating for optimal health and disease prevention. Attendance is first come, first served; no appointment needed.

WEDNESDAY, 3/14 5-6:30 PM FITNESS WORKSHOP IN STILES HALL CONFERENCE ROOM

The Fitness Workshop will be hosted by BNS member, Alvin Yu. The purpose of our workshop is to provide motivation and inspiration to those tentative about working out or who could use some direction in beginning exercise. We plan to have a fun, interactive environment in which participants listen to Berkeley students with different interests in fitness (running, pilates, taekwondo, IM sports), make their own smoothies with provided ingredients, engage in a pilates demo, and talk about their concerns and hopes for exercise in small groups! We will also be providing free gatorade and Cliff Bars, along with access to the different types of smoothies made during the workshop. Hope to see you there! #soylent #gatorade #bars #smoothies

THURSDAY, 3/15 4-6 PM CAMPUS GARDENS TOUR (MEET AT MLK STUDENT UNION, MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITY CENTER BALCONY GARDEN)

Pleased come out to our campus gardens tour on Thursday, 3/15 from 4-6 PM. Meg Prier, the campus gardens staff coordinator, will be leading attendees around our beautiful garden facilities and answering any questions. Meg’s email is megprier@berkeley.edu if you have any questions or problems the day of!

FRIDAY, 3/16 2-4 PM FOOD/COOKING DEMO AT THE FOOD PANTRY

Stop by the food pantry for inspiring cooking demos highlighting student-friendly food skills, tips, and recipes, hosted by University Health Services!

SATURDAY, 3/17 5-7 PM COMMUNITY DINNER IN STILES HALL CONFERENCE ROOM

To celebrate the end of our Nutrition Week efforts, we will be hosting a community dinner on Saturday, 3/17 5-7 PM in Stiles Hall Conference Room. Everyone who helped make the events possible will be welcome to come and eat food and meet fellow basic needs advocates! Please RSVP here so we can get an accurate count for food.

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