By Kimberly Cooper
The UH community is invited to join University of Houston Dining Services in celebrating National Nutrition Month with a collection of events around campus.
“National Nutrition Month highlights the importance of making informed food choices that work for each individual’s lifestyle and nutrition needs,” said Travis Ramirez, UH Dining registered dietitian. “We are committed to providing the campus community with a menu that features a variety of healthy options and supports consumers’ changing preferences.”
This year, UH Dining is teaming up with the National Nutrition Student Association of the College of Health and Human Performance to host several nutrition education events during March, including a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day event on March 9 at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center and a mini health fair in the Fresh Food Company private dining room on March 23.
The UH community also is invited to join the Dining Services team for a National Nutrition Month Health Fair on March 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Butler Plaza. The health fair will feature a Snap Kitchen and Mezza Grill table, a cooking demonstration with Catering on Cullen’s head chef Brent Gorman and nutrition information tables.
Guests can enter to win a gift basket, donated by UH Dining Services, that is filled with a Snap Kitchen gift card, items from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and healthy snacks. Customers can fill out an entry form at the UH Dining Services table while browsing around the health fair.
Ramirez and the National Nutrition Association will team up during the month of March to post nutritional questions for the UH community to answer on the UH Dining Facebook and Twitter. When a follower answers the question correctly, they will be entered to win a gift basket from UH Dining. Learn more by following @UHDining on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Use the hashtags #healthycoogs and #coogsgohealthy during the month of March to follow what is happening.
Customers are invited to learn more about the campus wide events for National Nutrition Month and view a detailed calendar online under the important updates section on the UH Dining website.