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Slow Food on Campus

Posted Nov 04 2009 10:03pm

By Julia Middleton

sfoc20photo1-15 A 1986 protest against a McDonalds opening near the Spanish Steps in Rome, Italy sparked the momentum that made Slow Food an international movement by 1989. Although the effort failed to keep the McDonalds out, the movement for ‘good, clean, and fair food’ for all was born.

Slow Food USA is the national branch of the Slow Food International movement is housed in a loft in Brooklyn, New York.   Out of Slow Food USA has come Slow Food on Campus, a movement of college students from around the country and abroad that have formed Slow Food chapters on their campuses.   Slow Food on Campus chapters often focus on educating their members and their community about food issues while enjoying the taste of real food through potluck dinners, tasting events or workshops to learn new cooking techniques.   Slow Food on Campus chapters plan events, develop programs and support campaigns that work towards promoting awareness of food issues, locally, nationally and internationally.   Slow Food on Campus chapters are encouraged to partner with other campus organizations, their local convivium (those are the larger community chapters of Slow Food USA), community organizations, farmers, restaurants or any other group or individual that may further their own understanding of food issues or their work to educate and move their community to action.

There are Slow Food on Campus chapters across the country and the movement is continuing to grow sfoc20photo41 and develop as students better understand the need for, and strength of, a youth food movement.   Slow Food on Campus is interested in working with or supporting any an all programs, initiatives or organizations that are also working with youth to create awareness and action around food issues, big and small.   For more information about Slow Food on Campus, check out the Slow Food USA website ( www.slowfoodusa.org ), the Slow Food on Campus blog ( www.wordpress.com/slowfoodoncampus ), or get in touch by contacting sfoc@slowfoodusa.org.

 

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By Julia Middleton

sfoc20photo1-15 A 1986 protest against a McDonalds opening near the Spanish Steps in Rome, Italy sparked the momentum that made Slow Food an international movement by 1989. Although the effort failed to keep the McDonalds out, the movement for ‘good, clean, and fair food’ for all was born.

Slow Food USA is the national branch of the Slow Food International movement is housed in a loft in Brooklyn, New York.   Out of Slow Food USA has come Slow Food on Campus, a movement of college students from around the country and abroad that have formed Slow Food chapters on their campuses.   Slow Food on Campus chapters often focus on educating their members and their community about food issues while enjoying the taste of real food through potluck dinners, tasting events or workshops to learn new cooking techniques.   Slow Food on Campus chapters plan events, develop programs and support campaigns that work towards promoting awareness of food issues, locally, nationally and internationally.   Slow Food on Campus chapters are encouraged to partner with other campus organizations, their local convivium (those are the larger community chapters of Slow Food USA), community organizations, farmers, restaurants or any other group or individual that may further their own understanding of food issues or their work to educate and move their community to action.

There are Slow Food on Campus chapters across the country and the movement is continuing to grow sfoc20photo41 and develop as students better understand the need for, and strength of, a youth food movement.   Slow Food on Campus is interested in working with or supporting any an all programs, initiatives or organizations that are also working with youth to create awareness and action around food issues, big and small.   For more information about Slow Food on Campus, check out the Slow Food USA website ( www.slowfoodusa.org ), the Slow Food on Campus blog ( www.wordpress.com/slowfoodoncampus ), or get in touch by contacting sfoc@slowfoodusa.org.

 

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