Stonehill, Dig In to Real Food!

04.14.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

As a result of taking the Food Politics LC with Chris Wetzel and Bridget Meigs, seven students became particularly interested in our food system at Stonehill. Accompanied by Bridget Meigs, the Stonehill Farm manager and environmental professor at Stonehill, five of us attended the Breaking Ground 2013 Summit in Baltimore this February. This summit is a part of the program Real Food Challenge, an independent and self-funded movement that sprouted from the Food Project based out of Boston. The Real Food Challenge is working to get 20%real food” on college campuses by 2020, shifting $1 billion spent by colleges on food from industrial agriculture, towards more sustainable options.

What is “real food”?

Food which truly nourishes producers, consumers, communities and the earth

  • local and community based
  • fair (workers’ and their wages)
  • ecologically sound
  • humane (animals’ rights)
What is "real food"?

Real Food Wheel

 

Why does real food matter and why is it important at Stonehill College?

  • Real food is better for our health (safer and more nutritious) and the environment
  • It is a step in the right direction towards social justice for all and a longer-lasting environment for each of us to thrive in
  • It keeps money within local communities and pays fair wages to workers
  • It allows us to understand what foods we are putting into our bodies and where they come from

 

How can you get involved?

  • Visit our table at the sustainability fair and Jamnesty and ask us questions!
  • Attend our screening of Food Inc. on Monday, April 22nd at 7pm
  • Sign our petition to show your support on getting more real food at Stonehill
  • Take part in our real food photo campaign and tell us why you think real food is important and why it is needed at Stonehill
  • Like our page on Facebook: “Real Food Stonehill”
  • Visit¬†http://www.realfoodchallenge.org/ for more information

 

DIG IN TO REAL FOOD.

Breanne Penkala

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