Sunday, April 28, 2013

Ole Miss Students Campaign for Healthier Food on Campus

UM Food Action team member, Jillian Cowart, campaigns outside
the student union in hopes of sparking interest among students
about healthier food on campus.
The Real Food Challenge is a national movement that has found its way to the Ole Miss campus. It's aim is to introduce local, organic, and humanely raised food on college campuses by training and supporting students to lead 'real food campaigns.'

On April 8, 2013, representatives from the Real Food Challenge visited Ole Miss in hopes of sparking interest within the student body to advocate for better food at the university. Their efforts were successful and shortly after the visit students formed the UM Food Action Team

"We are excited to begin working on this campaign and make a difference within the Ole Miss community," said team leader Elizabeth LoCoco. 

The team is in the early stages of working with the university's food provider, Aramark, to attain their goal of increasing the amount of real, sustainable food on the Ole Miss campus by 20% by the year 2020. 

For more information about the UM Food Action Team and their plans to introduce healthier food on campus click here.

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