Celebrate UW-Green Bay Food Day, Wednesday, Oct. 25

Help promote healthy eating by attending UW-Green Bay’s annual Food Day event. The event will be held Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 from 1 to 7 p.m. in the Phoenix Room of the Union University. The event is free and open to both the campus and Green Bay community. Sponsored by the UW-Green Bay student organizations Dietetics Health Fitness Club, the Public and Environmental Affairs Council (PEAC) and Sustainable Local and Organic (SLO), the purpose of Food Day is to educate, spread awareness and motivate the campus and community to support local farmers by choosing more locally sourced whole food through a fun, educational event. See the press release for more.

Health takes precedence at UW-Green Bay Food Day

Organizers expect 300 for presentations, Expo and farm to table dinner

GREEN BAY – Help promote healthy eating by attending the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s annual Food Day event. The event will be held Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 1 to 7 p.m. in the Phoenix Room of the Union University. The event is free and open to both the campus and Green Bay community.

Sponsored by the UW-Green Bay student organizations Dietetics Health Fitness Club, the Public and Environmental Affairs Council (PEAC) and Sustainable Local and Organic (SLO), the purpose of Food Day is to educate, spread awareness and motivate the campus and community to support local farmers by choosing more locally sourced whole food through a fun, educational event.

The list of activities at the event is as follows:

  • 1-3 p.m. – Presentations by local businesses, farmers and professors
  • 3-6 p.m. – Food, Health, and Sustainability Expo.
  • 5 p.m. – Free, locally sourced farm to table dinner
  • 6 p.m. – Special guest speaker Polly Dalton, community supported farmer in Stevens Point
  • Desserts and refreshments will also be served at this time

The UW-Green Bay Dietetics Health Fitness club consists of about 100 students who love nutrition and overall health. The annual Food Day is their biggest event, but they do put on others like the Spring Food Fair and the Earth Day Picnic. It is their goal to promote healthy eating and fitness throughout the campus and the Green Bay communities by providing fun and education events.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs to 7,158 students. The University transforms lives and communities through exceptional and award-winning teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities and a problem-solving approach to education. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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Student groups host World Food Day, author talk


Several student groups at UW-Green Bay will celebrate World Food Day on Thursday, Oct. 22, in the Phoenix Rooms with events highlighting whole food choices and local farmers in the Green Bay area. The keynote speaker is author and advocate Mark Schatzker, whose book The Dorito Effect argues that high-processed, chemically enhanced, artificially flavored foods have risen, at least in part, because natural foods have gradually “lost flavor” over the years with the rush to higher, faster yields. His talk concludes a full day of activities including:
Panel discussion — Beginning at 1 p.m., a panel of local farmers and restaurant owners will share their stories 
• Food, Health, and Sustainability Expo — from 3 to 6 p.m.
• Farm to table dinner — Beginning at 5 p.m., a free dinner will be prepared and served by the Dietetics Health and Fitness Club
Mark Schatzker keynote — from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by locally sourced desserts and refreshments.

Author of ‘Dorito Effect’ leads World Food Day discussion at UW-Green Bay

world-food-poster-webThe University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is celebrating World Food Day by hosting an event on October 22 that highlights whole food choices and local farmers in the Green Bay area. All events scheduled throughout the day will take place in the Phoenix Rooms in the University Union on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

The keynote speaker for the event is Mark Schatzker who is nationally known for his book, The Dorito Effect. He will discuss the importance of moving from high-processed, chemically-enhanced, and mass-produced foods to consuming foods the way nature intended. His speech will be from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by locally-sourced desserts and refreshments. His talk concludes a full day of activities including:

Panel discussion — Beginning at 1 p.m., a panel of local farmers and restaurant owners will present their stories to UWGB students and faculty and community audience members
Food, Health, and Sustainability Expo — from 3 to 6 p.m.
Farm to table dinner — Beginning at 5 p.m., a free and healthy farm-to-table dinner will be prepared and served by the Dietetics Health and Fitness Club

Many UWGB student organizations are involved in planning, promoting, and creating this event including the Dietetics Health and Fitness Club, Sustainable Local Organic Food Alliance (SLO), the Public and Environmental Affairs Council (PEAC), Campus Kitchens, Healthy Fork, SGA Environmental Affairs, and Student Life. The event is one of many being held throughout the year celebrating UWGB’s 50th Anniversary.

All events are free to campus and community members. For more information about this event, visit the UWGB Food Day Celebration 2015 website or email Caela Stenski, President of the Dietetics Health and Fitness.

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More Food Day: Fox 11 airs additional story on Monday’s events

Coverage of Food Day at UW-Green Bay continued into the day Monday (Oct. 20), with Fox 11 News running an additional story on the events during its 5 p.m. newscast. As we told you here yesterday, the station’s Good Day Wisconsin program aired four live segments from the Mauthe Center Monday morning, highlighting the lineup for Food Day activities that began with a No Waste Breakfast from 7:30 to 10 a.m. While on site, the Good Day Wisconsin team also shot footage and an interview for a story to air during the 5 p.m. news.

Live from campus, Good Day Wisconsin highlights Food Day at UW-Green Bay

UW-Green Bay’s Food Day celebration was featured Monday (Oct. 20) morning in four live segments on Fox 11’s Good Day Wisconsin. Reporter Pauleen Le spent the morning at the Mauthe Center, where Food Day’s first event — the No Waste Breakfast — took place from 7:30-10 a.m. She talked to student organizers about the day’s lineup, helped cook the dishes that will be served during the evening’s community dinner, talked to No Waste Breakfast attendees and more. Tonight’s Food Day events include a free community dinner from 5-6 p.m., which will be followed by a keynote address from Chef Michel Nischan at 6 p.m. in the Phoenix Room of the University Union. You can check the Good Day Wisconsin segments, as well as our Food Day press release, by clicking the links:
Good Day Wisconsin
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Food Day press release

Live from campus: Good Day Wisconsin features Food Day

UW-Green Bay’s Food Day will be in the local media spotlight Monday (Oct. 20), when Fox 11’s Good Day Wisconsin goes live from campus for four morning segments. Reporter Pauleen Le will speak with student Food Day organizers about the goals of Monday’s events, the issues they raise and the lineup of offerings for students, faculty, staff and the community. Airing live from the Mauthe Center on campus, the segments will run at approximately 5:45, 6:45, 7:15 and 8:15 a.m. Tune in or set those DVRs — or better yet, come to the Mauthe for the No Waste Breakfast, which runs from 7:30-10 a.m. This free event treats attendees to a “recycled” breakfast of perfectly good local food that would otherwise go to waste. For more on that event and the rest of the Food Day activities — including the event keynote, from renowned Chef Michel Nischan — check out our news release. If you miss the segments Monday, or just want to check them out again, they’ll be posted to the Good Day Wisconsin website.

Big-time Chef Nischan to keynote Food Day events Oct. 20

Nationally renowned Chef and radio host Michel Nischan will serve as the keynote speaker for UW-Green Bay’s Food Day celebration Monday, Oct. 20 in the Phoenix Room. The award-winning chef and sustainable food advocate will speak from 6-7 p.m. to conclude the day’s events. A full slate of Food Day activities will precede Nischan’s address, starting with a free No Waste Breakfast at the Mauthe Center and continuing with “Inspiring Farm to Fork Characters and Stories,” “A Panel of Food System Movers and Shakers” and a Community Dinner. All events are free and open to the public. Our news release has more info on Food Day at UW-Green Bay and its big-time keynoter

Renowned Chef Nischan to keynote UW-Green Bay Food Day Celebration

UW-Green Bay will welcome nationally renowned Chef Michel Nischan as the keynote speaker for its Food Day Celebration Monday, Oct. 20 in the Phoenix Room of the University Union on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

Nischan, a two-time James Beard Award-winning chef, will deliver his keynote on the state of the food system from 6-7 p.m. to conclude the day’s events. The son of farmers who lost their land with the onset of large-scale agricultural practices, Nischan grew up with a deep appreciation for sustainable agriculture and those who work the land. As a professional chef and advocate for a more healthful, just and sustainable food future, he has built on those childhood values and become a catalyst for change through ground-breaking initiatives linking communities of urban and rural poverty with local agricultural producers. On his radio show, “It’s More than Food,” Nischan tackles some of the most pressing issues surrounding the way we produce our food and explores exciting new ways for individuals to become part of an improved food system. Nischan’s keynote address will be live-streamed through Google Hang Out on Air (at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arRRIptK37Q) for those who are unable to attend.

“Food Day is part of a nationwide movement to celebrate and advocate for sustainable, healthy, socially just and affordable food,” said student organizer Alex Stenner. “This year, at our campus, Food Day is about connecting people with the reality of what it takes economically, environmentally and socially to get food from the fields and to the final dish. Michel Nischan will deliver a mover-and-shaker’s point of view on what impacts food systems have on so many different parts of society, thus giving us a sense of where we are and where we can take our food system initiatives.”

Nischan’s talk will conclude a full day of Food Day Activities at UW-Green Bay, all of which are free and open to the public. Other events include the following:

No Waste Breakfast, 7:30-10 a.m. (Please note that this event takes place in the Richard Mauthe Center): Attendees are invited to enjoy a “recycled” breakfast designed to draw attention to the fact that many restaurants throw away literally tons of edible food. Last year’s event redirected more than 300 pounds of delicious food to participants. Attendees will help reduce bakery waste through their participation in this free breakfast.

Inspiring Farm to Fork Characters and Stories, 2:30-4 p.m. Attendees can expect to learn directly from the sources, in 10-15 minute presentations, what it takes to get the locally sourced meal for the 2014 Food Day Celebration on participants’ plates. Hear from the farmers themselves, the event’s food distributor, Trust Local Foods, and Chef Chris Mangless from Green Bay restaurant Three Three Five.

A Panel of Food System Movers and Shakers, 4-4:45 p.m. Participants will connect directly with local individuals who are invested in creating a better food system in our community. Panelists will share their stories and answer questions.

Community Dinner, 5-6 p.m. Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to enjoy a locally sourced menu that is curated by UW-Green Bay students. Dishes such as pulled pork, sweet potato chili, buckwheat noodles with miso-orange or peanut sauce will be featured.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1468412486756410/.

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