Food Week: Eat to Live

February 2, 2010

From February 1-5, Bon Appétit at Penn Dining will sponsor Food Week, a series of events to promote healthy diet choices and awareness about what exactly happens to your food before it hits your plate.

Sustainability and the Philadelphia Foodshed
5:00pm - 7:00 pm | 1920 Commons Lower Level
Presented by Bon Appétit at Penn Dining, FarmEcology, and Fox Leadership
A dinner and panel featuring individuals who are working to provide sustainably sourced food to Philadelphians and the Penn community.
Sustainable food will be served!

Mind the Food Gap
6:00pm - 7:30pm | 1920 Commons Lower Level
Presented by the Penn Garden, Penn Bioethics Society, Penn Urban Nutrition Initiative Club
A dinner and conversation bringing together various communities in Philadelphia to talk about food justice. Guided by three courses and highlighting three aspects of food justice, this dinner will encourage conversation among all in attendance. Come have dinner with us! Sustainable food will be served!

Food and You: Health and Nutrition
12:00pm - 1:30pm | Amado Recital Room, Irvine Auditorium
Presented by the Health and Societies Student Advisory Board and Bon Appétit
A question and answer seminar and luncheon featuring Dr. Stella Volpe, Registered Dietitian
Have your questions answered about food and healthy eating. Sustainable food will be served!

How to Prepare Healthy Food: A kitchen tour of Bon Appétit
7:30pm | Kings Court Dining Hall
A cooking demonstration and Kitchen Tour by Bon Appetit, featuring registered dietition Terri Brownlee and Chef Lydia Kumpa. Sustainable food will be served!

Food Inc.: Hungry for Change Film Screening
6:30-8:30pm | Claudia Cohen Hall 402
In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. 
Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield's Gary Hirshberg and Polyface Farms' Joel Salatin, Food, Inc. reveals surprising—and often shocking truths—about what we eat, how it's produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.

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