Friday, January 29, 2010

Food Week, Feb. 1-5

FOOD WEEK: Eat to Live
We eat food every day. This week we'll talk about it.
February 1st-5th, 2010
University of Pennsylvania
Sponsored by Bon Appétit at Penn Dining
Monday [2/1]:
Farmworker Rights: What do tomatoes have to do with slavery?
Presented by Bon Appétit at Penn Dining, UCCANF, CAUSA, and Fox Leadership
There is more to our produce than meets the eye. Please join us for an honest discussion of the controversies of the tomato industry and the rarely told stories of those who work in the fields for little to no pay, picking tomatoes every day. There will be a short film screening and a presentation by Bon Appétit East Coast Fellow Carolina Fojo, followed by discussion.
8-9pm Houston Hall Class of 1947 (floor 3)
Tuesday [2/2]:
Sustainability and the Philadelphia Foodshed
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!
5-7 pm 1920 Commons Lower Level
RSVP by February 1st at

Wednesday [2/3]:
Mind the Food Gap

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!
6-7:30 pm 1920 Commons Lower Level
RSVP by February 1st:
Thursday [2/4]:

Food and You: Health and Nutrition

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

Get YOUR questions answered about food and healthy eating
Sustainable food will be served!
12-1:30pm, Amado Recital Room, Irvine
How to Prepare Healthy Food: A kitchen tour of Bon Appétit
A cooking demonstration and Kitchen Tour by Bon Appetit, featuring registered dietition Terri Brownlee and Chef Lydia Kumpa

Sustainable food will be served!
7:30pm, Kings Court Dining Hall

Friday [2/5]:
"Food Inc.: Hungry for Change" film screening
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.
6:30-8:30pm, Claudia Cohen Hall 402


  1. Do you have to be a Penn student to attend the Food Inc screening?

  2. Nope. All are welcome.
    They'll be free food as well!

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