University of Montana Dining Services will participate in Food Day 2011 on Monday, Oct. 24. Food Day is the observance of a growing national movement that seeks to educate people about the current state of the American food system, and inspire them to change their eating habits.
Activities will include special menus, free films and a soup tasting quiz game. Menus in the Food Zoo Dining Room, and Casa Nina and The Patty Shack in the University Center Food Court will highlight items purchased from Montana farmers and ranchers through the UM Farm to College Program.
A selection of free films addressing food production and sustainability issues will play throughout the day in the UC Food Court Commons. The schedule is:
- 11 a.m-12:30 p.m.: “King Corn” examines the role that the increasing production of corn has had on the society.
- 1-2:30 p.m.: “Vanishing of the Bees” explores the investigation of possible factors leading to Colony Collapse Disorder.
- 3-4:30 p.m.: “Fresh” celebrates the nation’s farmers who are moving away from the industrial farm model in favor of more sustainable and healthier agricultural methods.
For more information about Food Day 2011, visit the UDS website at http://life.umt.edu/dining.