Workshop Descriptions

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The Food, Nutrition, and Basic Skills Program is a collaborative with the following partners:

UC Global Food Initiative, UCSB Sustainability, University Center Dining, Health & Wellness, Residential & Community Living, Housing & Residential Dining Services, Isla Vista Food Co-op, Student Health, Environmental Affairs Board, Isla Vista Tenants Union, Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships, Community Housing Office, Santa Barbara Student Housing Co-Operative, and Gaucho Farmers Market.

 Check out all the awesome workshops we have planned for Spring 2017!


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May Workshops

Going Vegetarian
Thursday May 18th 6-7PM at the El Dorado Apartments Lounge
FNBS Tracks: Cooking & Nutrition/Connecting to your food
Learn how having a vegetarian diet can be easy and affordable while trying some delicious vegetarian meals!
Salads and Sprouts
Monday May 22nd 5-6:30PM at the West Campus Family Housing Community Center
FNBS Track: Cooking & Nutrition
Learn how to incorporate delicious and healthy sprouts into your diet!
How Good Can Your Shopping Basket Be?
Tuesday May 23rd 5-6PM at the Isla Vista Food Co-op
FNBS Track: Connecting to your food
Join the Isla Vista Food Co-op and learn how you can be an ethical consumer on a college budget using the HowGood rating system! Take a mini tour of the co-op, taste their best rated items, and leave with budget-friendly HowGood items sheet with ethical food, snacks, and even a recipe!
Professional Behavior at Business Receptions and Dinner Events
Wednesday May 24th 1-2PM at the Ucen State Street Room
FNBS Track: Basic Skills
Applying to jobs or internships? Learn how to conduct yourself in business dinners and events with Ucen Dining!
Using Your Freezer to Save Money
Thursday May 25th 4-5PM at the Cachuma Community Center at Santa Ynez Apartments
FNBS Tracks: Cooking & Nutrition/Budgeting and Planning
Learn about the benefits of buying in bulk and how you can reduce food waste with Ucen Dining!
Eating Healthy on a Budget
Tuesday May 30th 3-4PM at the SRB Multipurpose Room
FNBS Track: Budgeting and Planning
Learn how to incorporate healthy food costs into your quarterly and monthly budgets with the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship and Student Health!
Real Food Film Festival
Wednesday May 31st 6-7PM at the Storke Family Housing Community Center
FNBS Track: Connecting to your food
The Gaucho Certified Farmers Market is proud to present Real Food Films Festival! Real Food Films is the first-ever international competition to celebrate short films on sustainable food and farming. Take a study break and come join us for this mini film festival! There will be lots of snacks from the Gaucho Certified Farmers Market. Short films include: Everybody Eats, Mindful Vineyards, Farmed With Love, and A Sustainable Catch

June Workshops

How to Throw a Dinner Party for $25
Thursday June 1st 5:30-7PM at the Multicultural Center Kitchen
FNBS Track: Kitchen Basics and Budgeting and Planning
Do you want to learn how to throw an impressive dinner party on a budget? Come learn how to plan and prep for a complete dinner party, including appetizer, main course, and healthy dessert. This workshop includes dinner (vegetarian, vegan, and meat options will be available). Limited to 12 students. Sign up at:
Blueberry Picking
Saturday June 3rd 12-2PM; Meet at Embarcadero Hall (transportation provided to and from farm)
FNBS Track: Connecting to your food
Join the UCSB Edible Campus Program on an adventure to Santa Barbara Blueberries where we will be picking our own blueberries to take home and enjoy! Learn where your food comes from, talk to a local farmer about how they integrate sustainable farming practices, and take fresh produce home with you! RSVP (spots are limited):
Cooking as a Community
Tuesday June 6th 1:30-2:30PM at the Santa Clemente Community Center
FNBS Track: Cooking & Nutrition
Cooking doesn’t have to be a chore! Join Ucen Dining and learn how cooking can be source of unity in your neighborhood!

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