Quick Bites

Strengthening Connections with the City Schoolyard Garden

Several current and former UVA Food Collaborative members will be working closely with the City Schoolyard Garden this Spring in cultivating youth interest in gardening and sustainable, healthy living. Former Steering Committee member Samantha Taggart (CLAS '14) will be working with the City Schoolyard Garden as part of a fellowship with the Allegheny Mountain School, a program designed to facilitate the growth of a more sustainable and just food system by placing its fellows in non-profit organizations around Virginia. While at CSG, Taggart will focus on the role of the garden in developing young citizens' understandings of the environme ... [more]

My First Foreign Fast Food Experience

by Sam Taggart (CLAS '14) December 1st, 2014 This morning I went to a McDonalds McCafé To-Go at a bus terminal in Montevideo, Uruguay. It was such a reminder of how Fast Food can totally degrade the way we eat and the way we treat others. I have to say, although the food purchase went against every bone in my morally conscious body, I wanted to try a foreign McDonald's more out of curiosity than anything else. I should have known better. The whole experience was stressful, disappointing, and frankly a bit depressing. And, of course, fast. Everyone in line around me was cranky. I realized I was standing about two feet from the actua ... [more]

Fresh! screening Wednesday, November 12

Join the students and faculty of UVA's food-related COLA courses for a screening of the film "Fresh!" on Wednesday, November 12. The screening will take place in the Runk Dining Hall Green Room. Snacks will be served at 6 pm, the film will start at 6:30.

Feature Story

The Food Collaborative is co-sponsoring the Virginia Film Festival's screening of "Fed Up" with special guest Katie Couric! Click the picture below for details.

Fed Up at the VFF


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