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Food Day at the U of M will promote healthy, sustainable food for all

Students from different backgrounds come together to rally around one cause: Food

October 9, 2012

What: Food Day at the University of Minnesota
When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23 and 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24.
Where: Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis

Food Day 2012 at the University of Minnesota will actually be two days of promoting healthy, sustainable food for all, thanks to last year’s successful event. Events both days will be held at Coffman Memorial Union, located at 300 Washington Ave SE on the East Bank of the university's Minneapolis campus.

The first day, Tuesday, Oct. 23, consists of a “Food Good for Eating” expo in Coffman's Great Hall. The day will feature lunch, cooking demonstrations, interactive games and more than 30 food-related organizations displaying their work.

A research symposium titled "Food Good for Thinking” will highlight the second day, Wednesday, Oct. 24. The day is organized into two-hour time blocks led by students and U of M faculty from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., followed by a community partners-focused dialogue on the future of food in Minnesota from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Food Day 2012 is a student-organized event with support from the Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute, part of the university’s College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences. More information is available at or “Food Day – U of MN” on Facebook.

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