Community Food Security Club
Community Food Security (CFS) focuses on taking an active role in the community to educate others about the benefits of eating nutritious and locally produced food. Through community, school, and gardening projects we will be making a real impact, while educating ourselves. Our ultimate goal is to spread conscious eating habits to the Penn State and State College communities and to assist in the development of school gardens.
Work with schools to promote health and nutrition through various projects
- Making school gardening as part of the curriculum
- Utilize produce from gardens to educate students about benefits of fruits and vegetables while showing them various ways to eat them
Building a Healthier Campus
Encourage healthier food options on campus
- Creating health food for students
- Do they think Penn State has enough healthy options?
- Would they like to see more?
- Working with Simmons to have a better understanding of how they enforced healthier foods in their commons
- Work with Simmons to encourage other dining commons to have healthier options (Late night as well)
- Work with the Vegetarian and Vegan Clubs to help encourage this as well
- Urge a basic nutrition seminar as a requirement for all majors
Building a Healthier Downtown/Community
- Encourage the idea of an organic food market downtown (locally grown foods in season)
- Working with farmers market, farms, natural food stores, and other markets downtown to help promote this
- Encourage local restaurants and Penn State food services to have a seasonal food special (Preferably using local foods)
- Prepare fundraising dinners and events to help educate the community about local produce and local produce recipes
Slow Food Nation
- Garden owned by the club
- To help educate club members and other Nutrition students about connections between nutrition and agriculture (gardens, etc.)
- Teaching sustainable gardening practices
- Produce(fruits and vegetables) for club members and dinners club hosts
- Have dinners within club to learn healthy diverse recipes
Every other Mondays at 6:00 p.m.
in 123 Electrical Engineering East Building
Officers for 2012-2013 Academic School Year
Allie Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Abby Schwartz (email@example.com)
Sydney Laudenslager (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Robyn Theuer (email@example.com)
Caroline Meehan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Dorothy Blair email@example.com
Dues are $10 per semester.