The Crescent

Smoothie Community

February 10, 2017

By Kathryn McClintock

Photos by Shelby Bauer

Starting the first week of February, students living on campus will be able to check out kitchen equipment during RA duty hours.

Student Life and Nutrition Matters are promoting this opportunity with “Smoothie Sample Nights,” and by providing kitchen supplies and nutritional information to students. Available supplies include mixing bowls, pots and pans, cutting boards, baking pans, measuring cups, mixers, and popcorn poppers.

The goal of this initiative is to promote health on campus. According to a study on college students and their eating habits, most college students get only one of five recommended servings of fruit and vegetables a day, and skipping meals is a frequent occurrence.

By providing the means for students to create their own colorful and healthymeals, Student Life and Nutrition Matters are hoping to promote greater
nutritional awareness.

While George Fox University (GFU) has made more advances than other colleges by buying local ingredients and providing healthier food options, the kitchen sharing initiative aims to fill in where GFU might not be able to—whether that’s tight class schedules that call for pre-packed meals, or healthy, allergy-free alternatives for students with food sensitivities. If students are interested in checking out kitchen equipment, they can sign out items from their RAs during duty hours once the supplies are available.

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