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  •  FAI Wine Field Trip - October 26th!

    It is once again time for FAI's annual wine field trip! We have an exciting agenda planned for Saturday, October 26th and hope you will join us!

    We will be visiting Guglielmo and Thomas Kruse wineries and will stop at Clos LaChance winery inbetween for a picnic lunch. The event is open to everyone 21+ and requires preregistration. 

     Agenda:

    - Meet at 8:30 AM in front of Santa Clara University Mission Church. We have a tight schedule so the bus will leave promptly at 8:45 AM.

    - 9:30 - Arrive at Thomas Kruse

    - Tour and tasting at Thomas Kruse from 9:30 - 11:30

    - 11:30 - Travel to Clos LaChance

    - Lunch at Clos LaChance from 12:00 - 1:30

    - 1:30 - Travel to Guglielmo

    - Tour and tasting at Guglielmo from 2:00 - 4:00

    - 4:00 - Travel back to SCU

    - Arrive back to Santa Clara University between 4:30 - 5:00 PM.

    The cost is $35 for FAI Specialization students and alumni, and $45 for guests not affiliated with FAI. The price includes all transportation, lunch, and tastings!

    Visit the Eventbrite page at https://winefieldtrip2013.eventbrite.com/ to register!

  •  Cost of a Healthy Meal Research Project

    It has been over two years since the inception of the “Cost of a Healthy Meal” research project in the summer of 2011. Our research team has conducted over 740 interviews thus far and by October 2013 we intend to collect and analyze 800 primary interviews, as well as secure 100 secondary and 100 tertiary follow-up interviews.

    This study is growing in popularity among the SCU campus community which is evident by the increasing amount of student interest in the project. This spring, we received nearly 70 internship applications for 16 internship positions. The first group of interns recently wrapped up their work and the second group has begun training and is eager to start site visits. 

    Our data has been extremely useful in understanding the constraints low-income populations have for obtaining a healthy diet. Statistics show that the average expenditure on food is around $5.93/ day with a high variation of $4.30-$9.52. Regardless of variation, our data shows the majority of individuals within Santa Clara and San Mateo counties are spending more than the $5.37/ day that the USDA claims is sufficient for a healthy diet.

    The research team has grown substantially and is utilizing the different skill sets of our student research assistants.  Stay tuned for a formal update at a later FAI event!


    ~ Update courtesy of Courtney Robinson, Research Assistant and FAI MBA Specialization Student

  •  Annie's is coming to SCU!

    Annie's Homegrown: A Unique Approach to Sustainability

    Do you love Annie's mac & cheese as much as FAI does? If so, come hear Shauna Sadowski, Director of Sustainability at Annie's Homegrown Inc., talk about the company's attention to social responsibility, sustainability, and of course, taste! Annie's mission statement, as stated below, aligns closely with FAI's priorities and interests.

    "To cultivate a healthier and happier world by spreading goodness through nourishing foods, honest words and conduct that is considerate and kind to the planet."

    Annie's has a unique approach to sustainability and greatly values organice products and responsible agriculture. The event will provide an opportunity for Santa Clara students and staff to hear more about the company through the eyes of an accomplished and dedicated member of the Annie's team.

     

    When: Thursday, October 17th, from 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Where: Wiegand Room, Arts & Sciences 102

    Cost? Free!

    Food and drink will be provided by FAI!

    Register here: http://anniesatscu.eventbrite.com

     

    We hope you will join us!

  •  Food for Thought: Slow Food Movement

    SLOW FOOD SOUTH BAY

    Thursday, May 30th

    Noon - 1:00pm

    Room 126, Lucas Hall 

     

    Peg Champion and Brad Whitworth will present the mission, programs, successes and challenges of the Slow Food movement.

    RSVP: www.slowfoodsouthbay.eventbrite.com 

    Slow Food is a non-profit organization dedicated to clean, good, and fair food throuough the world. Slow Food South Bay is a local chapter of the International Slow Food Movement, which has over 100,000 members globally. Slow Food promotes education about food production, labeling, social justice, school nutrition, and farm polices.

     

    Come to this Food for Thought lecture to learn about the advocacy work being done by leaders in our local food community. 

     

    For more information, contact : armadden@scu.edu - OR - www.slowfoodsouthbay.org

    Click here to check out the event flyer for more information!

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