UC Davis selected “Innovating Together to Advance Food and Health” as the Fall Convocation theme, and we will be living that theme all year long, starting with the food and health fair after the convocation program.
Here is a sampling of what's ahead, this week and next and beyond.
• “How to Use All Those Veggies You Get at the Farmers Market” — Presented by Linda Adams, registered dietitian with Dining Services. WorkLife and Wellness Brown Bag Series. Noon-1 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 26), multipurpose room, Student Community Center. Free; no preregistration.
• “Food and You: An Introduction” — The first installment in a new brown bag series, Developing a Healthy Relationship With Food, presented by the Academic and Staff Assistance Program.
“Join us for this four-part series to discuss the pitfalls of dieting, the healing properties of natural food and the benefits of mindful eating,” said the presenter, Kaile Brake, doctoral intern and employee assistance program counselor at ASAP. “Together we’ll explore the way we currently view food and consider new possibilities.”
The first meeting is scheduled at noon Wednesday, Oct. 2, in 126 Voorhies Hall (large conference room). Future dates have not yet been announced.
• Food Day — The UC system — participating again in this national celebration, encouraging the movement for healthy, affordable and sustainable food — asks the university community to take the Food Day Pledge: "I pledge to 'Eat Real' (foods that are healthy, minimally processed, and prepared in a sustainable and humane way) for at least a day, or even better, for a week or more." On this year's Food Day, Thursday, Oct. 24, UC Davis programs will include "Food Preservation is Fun" (WorkLife and Wellness Brown Bag Series); and the biannual Farm-to-College Dinner (public invited to the Dining Commons), showcasing Dining Services' commitment to shopping local, sustainable production methods and the humane treatment of animals.
• Farm-to-Fork Festival — The UC Davis World Food Center will have a booth at Sacramento’s first celebration of the region’s self-proclaimed status as "America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital." The festival is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 28) on the Capitol Mall between Third and Seventh streets.
• UC Global Health Day — UC Davis will host the fourth annual Global Health Day, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 26.