March is National Nutrition Month!-Dining Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Thursday, March 2, 2017

March is National Nutrition Month!

Happy National Nutrition Month (NNM)! Join Dining Services and our campus partners as we "Put Our Best Fork Forward" with better-for-you-food focused events all month long.  

National Nutrition Month Kick-off Event

Friday, March 3, 11 am - 1 pm, Kirr Commons - Cohon Center

Join Dining Services for a kick-off tabling event to learn more about National Nutrition Month® and healthy eating.  Also, taste delicious samples of a vegan quinoa salad from Evgefstos!

Lunch and Learn: Simple Swaps in the Kitchen

Friday, March 17, 12 pm - 1 pm, Danforth Conference Room - Cohon Center (second floor)

Learn how to make simple ingredient swaps for healthful, satisfying, and delicious meals. Whether you are looking to lighten your favorite recipe or incorporate more nutrient-dense foods into your routine, this presentation will make is easy for you to Put Your Best Fork Forward! Join the Staff Council Wellness Committee for a National Nutrition Month® celebration featuring a wellness lecture and food demonstration presented by CMU Dining Services Registered Dietitian Jessica Tones and Culinart Executive Chef Victor Schmidt. Enjoy a demonstration of the Mediterranean zoodle salad and a light lunch:

  • Mediterranean Zoodle Salad
  • Bean and Quinoa Veggie Burger in a Napa Cabbage Wrap
  • Plant-based Power Muffins
  • Infused water bar, compliments of Culinart
This event is FREE, but seats are limited.  Please register at: cmu.edu/staff-council

Couldn't make it to the event?  Check the workshop resources here:  Recipes, Simple Swaps handout, Wellness Committee's Simple Swaps

NNM Extravaganza: Eat Well @CMU!

Tuesday, March 21, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm - Danforth Conference Room & Danforth Lounge - Cohon Center (second floor)

Learn to eat well on campus and Put Your Best Fork Forward at the National Nutrition Month Extravaganza! Events include:

A healthy eating resource fair in Danforth Lounge with tips for building a balanced plate, eating on the run, eating mindfully, vegetarian and vegan eating, reducing food waste, healthy cooking, smart snacking, and more!  Also, taste the nominees and vote for the Best Salad on Campus. Wellness lectures and food demonstrations will be located in the Danforth Conference Room. All sessions feature a chef-led demonstration!

  • 11:30 am: Smart Snacking - Presented by the CMU Peer Health Advocates
    Do you love to snack? Snacking is a great way to boost nutrition, curb cravings, and stay fueled throughout your busy day. The CMU Peer Health Advocates will share tips for smart snacking, teach you how to build a healthful snack, and plan ahead so you get the most of your snacks each day!

  • 12:30 pm: Eat Well @CMU - Sponsored by the Plaidvocates - Presented by Dining Services Registered Dietitian Jessica Tones, RD, LDN / CulinArt Director of Marketing Jon Beck / CulinArt Executive Chef Victor Schmidt  
    Learn how to build a healthy plate and choose foods that help you feel energized, focused, and fueled! Our dining team will teach you how to make better-for-you food choices and share some our favorites healthy dishes on campus.  

  • 1:30 pm: The Power of Plant-forward Eating - Presented by Dining Services Registered Dietitian Jessica Tones, RD, LDN
    In this workshop, you will learn more about the power of plant foods, including benefits to your health and a more sustainable earth. Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, or simply want to eat less meat, our Dining dietitian will teach you how to plan plant-forward meals that ensure that you are getting all of the nutrients that you need!

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN ONE OF FOUR FITBITS OR A MONGOOSE MOUNTAIN BIKE!

FRESH FOOD FRIDAYS

Friday, March 31, 11 am - 1 pm - Merson Courtyard (in case of rain, the event will move to Kirr Commons)

Join us for a special edition of Fresh Food Fridays, a monthly pop-up event sponsored by Dining Services. Try samples from campus vendors and local Pittsburgh-based food companies. 

Check out our NNM calendar [pdf] and stay in the know by following us on Facebook.