Danielle's Bread & (a bit of) Butter

09

Jan
2017

Food Waste

This week's post comes from Environmental Intern Alysia Humm. Alysia shares how Residential Dining's food waste is disposed and made into compost.         

Every day in the dining commons hundreds of students set their dishes onto the carousel where all cups, plates, disposable ware, and food scraps are whisked away into the...

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05

Dec
2016

This week's post comes from ES Intern Alysia Humm. Alysia shares Residential Dining's composting history.

Every day in the dining commons hundreds of students set their dishes onto the carousel where all cups, plates, disposable ware, and food scraps are whisked away into the kitchens. Not a second thought is given as to what...

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01

Dec
2016

Hand Washing

 It seems like the cold season is already upon us. How can you keep yourself healthy during the winter months? By keeping your hands clean through good hand hygiene. This is    one of the most important steps you can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. 

 Use soap and water when available. Soap and water is...

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21

Nov
2016

This week Environmental Studies major Alysia Humm shares how you can obtain protein from non-animal protein sources. Next Monday Ortega will be offering a vegetarian menu in honor of Green Monday. 

If you are not a vegetarian or vegan, you may not know that there are countless other sources of protein that exist other than meat...

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16

Nov
2016

Protein Pow

Lean muscle is something a lot of us strive for, and it’s possible we all do it for different reasons. But there is one great reason why you want lean muscles, and that is because it helps our body burn calories continuously, which can be a great asset when it comes to weight management and weight loss.

Protein happens to play...

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08

Nov
2016

Coffee

You may ask yourself or wonder if our favorite morning beverage has negative health risks. Well, good news. Coffee is no longer considered a possible carcinogen due to recent research. In fact, this new research actually shows that drinking coffee may prevent cancer.

According to the IARC, the International Agency for Research...

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02

Nov
2016

It seems like the cold season is already upon us. How can you keep yourself healthy during the winter months? By keeping your hands clean through good hand hygiene. This is one of the most important steps you can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. 

Use soap and water when available. Soap and water is the...

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26

Oct
2016

Matcha Tea
What exactly makes matcha so special that everyone is saying I have to try it?
 
Unlike some other teas that are more bitter, matcha has a smooth, creamy mouthfeel, plus a sweet taste. 
Matcha usually comes in two forms: usucha and koicha. The translation of usucha is thin tea, and koicha means thick...
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17

Oct
2016

Sugar Cubes

There seems to be a constant chatter about sugar. Let’s start with the background of carbohydrates and sugars.

Carbohydrates are one of the three basic macronutrients; the other two are protein and fats. Carbohydrates are found in a wide range of foods like fruit, vegetables, grains, and dairy.

When you hear the word “...

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12

Oct
2016

Sugar in a bowl
1. Consuming sugar alone does not cause chronic disease. Sugars are a source of calories and eating too many calories can lead to poor health and increase your risk of chronic diseases. A combination of factors influence overall health. These include your genetics,...
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