U of M Food Day 2012
For more information about this Campus Sustainability Day event, please contact the institution's event contact person as listed below.
Building on the runaway success of last year's event, Food Day 2012 at the University of Minnesota are two full-days of events, presentations, symposiums, and eating! Food Day 2012 is a student organized event with support from The Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute.
October 23rd - themed "Food good for eating," an expo will be held in the Great Hall of Coffman Memorial Union. Featuring 30+ tables from community and University organizations on topics ranging from health and nutrition, to industry, sustainability and farming, October 23rd is a day to "get-to-know" food. A great lunch from a local caterer will be accented by a cooking demo by a local chef of the meal being served for lunch. It's as if you had your own personal chef! The day runs from 10am-3pm and will include interactive experiences such as: "how to grow plants in a dorm room," sustainability wheel game, Food Day pledge, and "what does dinner cost"?
October 24th - themed "Food good for thinking," turns away from the expo-style format and is located in Coffman Theatre on the 2nd floor of Coffman Memorial Union. 9am- 5pm is separated into two-hour time blocks led by various partners of Food Day 2012. Events will be a research symposium from the U of M's own Humphrey School, student-led "lightning talks," and a very special presentation from the Institute on the Environment. The evening hours will feature a community-focused event with the aim to bring in community members and hold a dialog on the future of food in the Twin Cities and Minnesota.
If you'd like to become a Food Day 2012 partner or join the student Core Team planning committee, or simply want more information, contact Food Day2012 coordinator Eric Sannerud at firstname.lastname@example.org