In honor of the National Championship tonight, I want to spotlight my alma mater, Penn State, in addition to almost 50 other universities who are coming together to fight hunger.
Leaders from these universities (PUSH – Presidents United to Solve Hunger) recently signed The Presidents’ Commitment to Food and Nutrition Security – a declaration acknowledging their commitment to make food insecurity a priority. This will enable participants to share their collective knowledge in areas where hunger is historically addressed at academic institutions: teaching, research, outreach and student engagement.
“As a land-grant institution with a major economic impact and research enterprise, Penn State is already playing a tremendous role in addressing extraordinary global challenges related to energy, disease, health care and clean water to name just a few,” said Penn State President Eric J. Barron, acknowledging Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences as the lead on this effort for the University. “I’m proud to say that the issue of world hunger also is being addressed in various ways at our University through research and student activism. Our hope is to elevate these activities in concert with other institutions. Together, we have a wealth of expertise and leadership that can lead to meaningful change.”
BuoyantWholeFood30 Update: I promised to post our menus weekly, but I learned after last week that planning out every meal and snack is necessary on week one, yet exhausting. Therefore, I will post our food daily, as it may be more on the fly.
Breakfast – Two hard boiled eggs and two pieces of prosciutto for Webbie, and one hard hoiled egg and a banana with almond butter for me
Morning Snack – Blueberries
Lunch – Chicken breast with salsa and guacamole
Afternoon Snack – Banana and almond butter for Webbie, and dried Mango for me
Dinner – Lamb chops and sauteed spinach
“Love doesn’t sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all of the time, made new.”
-Ursula K. Le Guin