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SDSU Celebrates National Food Day Oct. 24

SDSU Dining Services and the Green Campus interns program host a variety of sustainable food events throughout the day.
By Lorena Nava Ruggero

As part of the National Food Day on Monday, Oct. 24, SDSU Dining Services will host several sustainable and healthy food-themed events.

Meatless Monday

As part of the event, The Dining Room at Cuicacalli Suites will host a “Meatless Monday” that will offer vegetarian entrees and options with a lower environmental impact than meat-based entrees. Meatless Mondays will also be offered at lunch and dinner throughout the rest of the fall semester.

The Faculty-Staff Club will host a "culinary theater" featuring sustainable, healthy entrees and organic specialty salads at lunch. Faculty, staff and students are also invited to sample organic food items in front of Aztec Market at East Commons.

Green Campus discussions

From noon to 1 p.m., Kenzie McDonald, student and manager for the Green Campus interns program, will give a talk at SDSU’s campus vegetable garden, titled "Seasonal Gardening: what to Plant Now." The Garden Gnomes student group supports a organic vegetable garden in the Mediterranean Garden area on the south side of the Faculty-Staff Club. Faculty, staff and students are all welcome to attend the free event.

McDonald's talk will be followed by a discussion on the federal farm bill, from 1 – 2 p.m., also in the Mediterranean Garden.

About National Food Day

National Food Day takes place Oct. 24 and it seeks to bring together Americans from all walks of life to push for healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable humane way. For more information, visit the National Food Day website.