Carnegie Mellon University

AndyEATS March: National Nutrition Month® 2019

February 26, 2019

AndyEATS March: National Nutrition Month®

Jessica Tones
  • Nutrition Educator, Marketing Coordinator and Registered Dietitian
  • 412-268-4120

National Nutrition Month® Kick-Off Event and Superfood Sampling

Tuesday, March 5, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Hoch Commons, Cohon Center, Second Floor

March is National Nutrition Month® (NNM) and Dining Services is cooking up a month-long celebration of healthy eating! Join us for our kick-off event, which will feature games, prizes, free food and tips for optimizing your health through good nutrition. Sample an allergen-friendly superfood recipe prepared by the Nourish chefs.

Let’s Get Cooking! Workshop Series

Sharpen your culinary skills through our series of cooking workshops that will offer
the tips and tools to become a more confident cook! These events are FREE; seats are limited and registration is required. 

Knife Skills: Basic Cuts & Knife Safety
(Two Sessions Available)

Wednesday, March 6, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM
The CMU Pantry, Residence on Fifth, 1st Floor
Sponsored by The Underground

Take your kitchen prep skills to the next level and learn how to use a knife like a professional! Mark Hastie, operator of The Underground, will teach you how to safely and confidently use a chef’s knife to dice, mince, julienne and chiffonade a variety of fresh vegetables and herbs! You will learn to butcher a whole chicken (demonstration only).

Participants will be able to take home the vegetables they chop and a cup of either chicken noodle or vegan vegetable soup.

Register here for the 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM session

Teaching Kitchen: Quinoa Crunch Shaker Salad

Thursday, March 14, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Danforth Conference Room
Sponsored by the Staff Council Wellness Committee

Create a fresh and flavorful Quinoa Crunch Shaker Salad at this hands-on Teaching Kitchen with Chartwells Chef Jeremy Neiderhiser and Dining Services Registered Dietitian Jessica Tones. Learn to slice and dice fresh veggies, toast quinoa and whisk together a fresh lemon vinaigrette – layered in a mason jar that you can take home and use again for simple meal planning. Participants can select to top their salad with chicken or edamame and enjoy a fruit and yogurt parfait for dessert. Please consider bringing a non-perishable food donation for The CMU Pantry and help us combat food insecurity on campus!

This event is FREE to members of the CMU community, but seats are limited.

Register here


Teaching Kitchen: Perfect Pan Sauce
(Two Sessions Available)

Tuesday, March 19, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM and 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
The CMU Pantry, Residence on Fifth, 1st Floor
Sponsored by Chartwells

Learn to create the perfect dish by building layers of flavor through searing, sautéing, deglazing and reduction – all in one pan! Chartwells Chef Jeremy Neiderhiser will teach you simple skills to make a chef-quality mushroom pan sauce at home with just a few simple ingredients. Participants will be able to enjoy the dish they create served over brown rice. 

Register here for the 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM 

 Register here for the 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM session

Make-Your-Own No-Bake Granola Bars

Thursday, March 28, 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Rohr Commons, PNC Foundation Room, Tepper Building, 2nd floor
Sponsored by AVI Pure

Join AVI Pure's Chef Corey Mihaley and learn to make a nutrient-dense snack using simple ingredients including rolled oats, nuts, dried fruit, coconut, honey and peanut butter. These no-bake granola bars are easy to make ahead and perfect to take on-the-go for your busy week!

This event is FREE to members of the CMU community, but seats are limited.

Register here

Our chefs are always cooking up something delicious!
Check out these upcoming foodie features:

Mardi Gras Celebration Dinner

Tuesday, March 5, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Schatz Dining Room and Urban Revolution

Let the good times roll! Mardi Gras is a time to celebrate – check out the featured dinner menus at Schatz Dining Room and Urban Revolution.

Wings Reimagined

Tuesday, March 19, 5 PM - 7 PM
Cucina, Tartans Pavilion

With NCAA March Madness underway, join Chartwells and McCormick for wing night at Cucina in Tartan’s Pavillion from 5-7PM. It’s a perfect study break, especially with some cool swag!

FYUL Pop-Up: Turkey Burrito Bowls

Thursday, March 21, 6 PM – 7 PM
Wean Commons, Cohon Center, 1st Floor

Hungry after the gym? Swing by and FYUL up with a turkey burrito bowl! Pay with a dinner block or DineXtra, Flex, credit or debit cards.

Trivia Night: Harry Potter

Tuesday, March 26, 6 PM - 8 PM
Cucina, Tartans Pavilion

Join us for trivia night and come prepared to compete with your HARRY POTTER knowledge! Come hungry for our all-you-care-to-eat buffet for a dinner block and make sure to register online with your team!

Caribbean Breeze

Thursday, March 28, 5 PM - 9 PM
Schatz Dining Room, Cohon Center, Second Floor

Join us for our themed Caribbean night featuring a special series of Caribbean items ending with gourmet desserts in Schatz Dining Room in the Cohon University Center from 5-9PM. 

Dining Student Advisory Committee

Wednesday, March 20 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Connan Room, Cohon Center, First Floor

Do you have feedback that you would like to share with Dining Services? Join us on the third Wednesday of each month for a free meal and share your ideas and suggestions with our campus dining vendors.  This month, dinner will be provided compliments of Au Bon Pain!


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