On Monday, October 24, 2016 from 9-11 in observence of National Food Day, the Nutrition Graduate Student Association (NGSA) of Meredith College is partnering once again with Stop Hunger Now for an on campus meal packaging event. Based in Raleigh, N.C., Stop Hunger Now has a mission to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and aid to the undernourished globally. Help us reach our goal to raise $4,948.56, recruit 80 volunteers and pack 17,064+ meals in 2 hours! Volunteers set up and take down packaging stations and equipment, fill bins with raw ingredients, scoop ingredients into meal bags, weigh and seal the bags, box and stack them on pallets, and load the pallets and equipment onto a truck.
Registration is mandatory for all participants. Click here to sign up or donate.
Please share this link with anyone who is able to donate and help us reach our goals.
As a person registers, they can also register an additional adult family member. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate children at this event. Those registered online will receive information about where the meals from this event are shipped. Volunteers do NOT need to commit to the entire 2 hours and are welcome to help as their schedule allows.
Donors can make a secure contribution online through the “Make a Donation” button. For the donor, the contribution is instantaneous and they will receive an immediate email that can serve as a receipt for tax purposes. Traditional forms of payment are also accepted.
On Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 7 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium the Meredith College MS in Nutrition and Dietetic Internship will be hosting: What's On Your Plate? A panel of licensed registered dietitans engage in a lively debate about current dietary trends and provide insight on what RD's choose to be on their own plates!
On Thursday, November 5, 2015, at 7 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium the Meredith College Master of Science in Nutrition hosted author Philip Ackerman-Leist for “Envisioning Healthy Foodsheds: Why Local Can’t Trump Organic"
Ackerman-Leist, the author of Rebuilding the Foodshed, shared perspectives from various foodshed initiatives around the U.S. He also shared some thoughts from his newest book project, which is focused on the first municipality in the world to ban pesticides through a public referendum process.
The event also featured a panel discussion. The panelists included John O’Sullivan, the former NC A&T co-director of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS); Linda Watson, author of Wildly Affordable Organic, Noah Ranells, owner of Fickle Creek Farm in Efland, N.C. and Fred Miller, owner of Hilltop Farms in Willow Spriing, NC. The event was moderated by Laura Fieselman of the National Farm to School Network.
Ackerman-Leist is a professor of sustainable agriculture & food systems at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont, where he established the college farm in 1997 and is currently the director of the GMC Farm & Food Project. In addition to establishing the college’s undergraduate program in Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems, he also founded the nation’s first online graduate program in sustainable food systems. He and his family raise grassfed American Milking Devon cattle on their farm. He is the author of two books, Rebuilding the Foodshed: How to Create Local, Sustainable, and Secure Food Systems and Up Tunket Road: The Education of a Modern Homesteader.
Meredith College Stop Hunger Now Meal Packaging Event was a huge success!
On Friday, October 30, 2015 the Meredith College Nutrition Graduate Student Association (NGSA) hosted a Stop Hunger Now Meal Packaging Event. The Meredith College NGSA is a student-lead, service leadership, and professional development organization. Their main goal is to give back to the community with service and by providing awareness regarding vital nutrition issues that affect our surrounding community at large. This fall the NGSA chose Stop Hunger Now as their fall charity. Stop Hunger Now is a non-profit organization based in Raleigh, NC. Their mission is to end world hunger in our lifetime by mobilizing resources internationally, to communities most in need. Meals packaged at events are distributed internationally to those most vulnerable to food insecurity. Together, with support from the Meredith Nutrition and Wellness Association and Alpha Lambda Delta, the Nutrition Graduate Student Association exceeded their fundraising goal of $4900, raising a grand total of $6400 prior to the meal-packaging event. Over 80 volunteers packaged 17,064 meals at the event on October 30th in under two hours. Additional funds raised will go toward providing clean water and school supplies to the same communities fed by the 17,064 meals. The Meredith College Master of Science in Nutrition program was so pleased with the outcome of the event and willingness of the extremely busy graduate students to give of their time, especially the NGSA leaders, who are: Liz Hurley, Katie Murphy, Amanda Stewart and Haley Thigpen.
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Chris Newport, ’11, earned her Master of Science in Nutrition at Meredith College after completing Meredith's Dietetic Internship program and becoming a Registered Dietitian. As the owner of a sports nutrition and endurance coaching company, Chris pursued her master’s degree in order to more effectively serve her clients and help them reach their fitness goals.