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Celebrate National Nutrition Month with the University of Illinois!

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URBANA, Ill. – Dietetics and Human Nutrition students from the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University Dining Services, McKinley Health Center Nutrition Education Peer Educators, Campus Recreation, and NutrImpact are teaming up to spread the word about National Nutrition Month (NNM).

A fun and interactive Nutrition Fair will be held on March 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the lobby of Ikenberry Commons on the U of I campus to help spread the message of NNM and give nutrition students practice in educating the public about healthy eating. Fair attendees will have the chance to win cool prizes and taste healthy snacks while learning more about nutrition. Everyone is welcome to come learn about eating right on a budget, eating right for exercise, healthy weight loss and much, much more!

UI Dining Services is also holding a nutrition midterm game show at Illinois Street Residence Dining hall on March 18 during the dinner meal service, complete with prizes.

On March 31, Ikenberry Dining Hall will feature a “Be Flexitarian” food vendor show during the dinner meal to serve hundreds of healthy and plant-centric food samples to students.

The nutrition student-leaders of NutrImpact, a campus community nutrition service organization, will demonstrate how to get five-a-day fruits and vegetables through a healthy cooking class. Featured dishes being demonstrated in the class include a vegetarian pizza with a cauliflower-base crust, a herbed quinoa dish, kale chips, and a chocolate avocado fruit dip. This cooking class is offered through the Orchard Downs Family and Graduate Housing on March 21 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Please join us on March 19 at Ikenberry Commons for the NNM Fair and for many other events on campus in celebration of Nutrition Month! It’s a great opportunity to learn more about the benefits of healthy eating and try recipes that are nutritious and delicious.

News Sources:

Katie Paige, 319-939-1940
Justine Karduck, 217-300-0181

View the entire article at the ACES News site.