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Passport to Good Nutrition

Every March, we celebrate National Nutrition Month. This year our theme is "Passport to Good Nutrition", which will offer students access to international foods that are healthy and taste great. We'll be encouraging students to enjoy international flavor at a local level.

We'll focus on global cuisine that isn't typically offered in the dining halls - French, Greek and Thai. Each week, students will have two opportunities to enjoy a dinner that spotlights these foods. Students with a valid dining plan who eat in the designated dining halls during dinner on the dates listed below will be entered to win prizes. Prizes will be drawn for each theme meal - the more passport dinners students attend, the more they'll win!

French Cuisine

Mar. 7, Lentz Dinner
Mar. 9, Trueblood Dinner

Step right into the heart of Paris and order a sweet or savory crepe at the action station. Participants should also expect to enjoy French staples such as beef bourgiugnon and sautéed cabbage and leeks. Bon appetit!

Greek Gourmet

Mar. 21, Lentz Dinner
Mar. 23, Trueblood Dinner

Come grab some Greek! We will be serving up Greek meatballs with tzatziki sauce, along with roasted fish, baklava bites, and many other favorites! Opa!

Taste of Thai

Mar. 28, Lentz Dinner
Mar. 30, Trueblood Dinner

Stop in for a taste of our Thai specialties! Students who participate will enjoy many Thai classics such as Thai Slaw with peanut sauce and mango pudding!