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Plant-Based Nutrition Tips

Written by Ashley Myers, Dietetic Intern Individuals choose to become vegetarian or vegan for many different reasons. There are many different types of vegetarians but being a vegetarian usually involves following a plant-based diet that emphasizes vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains, and fruits and excludes the consumption of meat, poultry, fish, and seafood. Most... View Article

A Taste of Our Agroecology Education Farm

“Feeding the Future, One Mind at a Time” Written by Lauren Schulker, Junior, Applied Nutrition Major   Did you know that a portion of the produce you find in some of the on-campus dining halls is locally grown just down the road from NC State’s campus? Fresh produce is delivered to select locations weekly from our... View Article

Tips and Tricks for Eating on Campus with Type One Diabetes

Tips and Tricks for Eating on Campus with Type One Diabetes By Brynn Lemmon, Nutrition Science class of 2022   Entering the dining hall for the first time is daunting for anyone. Throw being a diabetic into the mix, and it’s even more daunting. Surrounded by so many choices of food, having to guess carb... View Article

Women in Dining Spotlight Series: Jennifer LeGrande

Why did you decide to become a chef? I’ve been cooking from scratch since I was 12 years old.  There was no other way in our household! My very first meal was head on Shrimp Scampi and Eclairs.  My parents were having friends over for dinner and they must have trusted me with the cooking. ... View Article

National Peanut Lovers Day

Celebrate Peanut Lovers Day with Peanut Butter By: Lindsey Childs, Sophomore, Applied Nutrition major The introduction of peanut butter to the American public at a St. Louis world fair in 1904 would change the American palette forever. Believed to have originated in the Incan Empire, peanut butter became a staple in the American diet during... View Article

Women in Dining Spotlight Series: Erica Glasco

Ms. Erica Glasco has worked for NC State Dining for about 4 years. She learned to cook by spending time in the kitchen with her grandmother, aunts, uncles and the rest of her family. In addition to being a wonderful cook, Erica is also an artist. Prior to coming to NC State, Erica created character... View Article

Celebrate National Nutrition Month: Eating All the Colors

Week 1 of National Nutrition Month: Eat A Variety of Nutritious Foods Every Day By Sydney Amidon | Senior at North Carolina State University The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recognizes March as National Nutrition Month.  This year’s theme is about Personalizing Your Plate, and the first week focuses on eating a variety of nutritious... View Article

It is Possible to be Too Healthy

Written by: Lindsey Childs, Dining Diplomat, Applied Nutrition Major The National Eating Disorder Association, abbreviated NEDA, is a nonprofit organization that assists individuals and families who have been affected by eating disorders. The organization provides resources to support those suffering with eating disorders while researching prevention and treatment for those suffering. Every year, NEDA hosts... View Article

How To Make a Charcuterie Board

In case you missed our live demo, check out our tips and recipes for making a charcuterie board! Creating the perfect Charcuterie Board can be overwhelming, and oftentimes, it’s hard to find a place to start. BUT WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED! Here are a few of our tips and tricks for building a beautiful charcuterie... View Article

Sweethearts…not so sweet for the heart

How to take care of your heart on Valentine’s Day – and every day! By Sydney Amidon | Senior at North Carolina State University   Valentine’s Day is one of the sweetest days of the year, and not just in terms of relationships.  Ironically, the desserts we love so much can be damaging to our... View Article