Monday, October 24 – Food Day panel discussion + flexitarian lunch

Tuesday, October 25 – Mind-gut connection lecture + lunch;  Talk on factory farming

Wednesday, October 26 – Talk on food in/security + fighting hunger fair!; Cooking demo at campus farmers’ market

Sunday, October 30 – Cooking demo + produce delivery at University Village

See complete event details below.

Check out our Food Day infographic here!


Did you know: The carbon footprint of one quarter pounder hamburger is the same as 118 apples?

The UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative is celebrating national Food Day with a series of events and activities happening throughout the week!

Learn, taste, talk, and share with the entire UCLA community. Here’s how you can participate!

Monday, October 24 (Food Day!)

12:00 – 1:30pm

Hershey Hall 158


Join us for a conversation with experts in nutrition, environmental sustainability, and food science:

  • Dana Hunnes, PhD, RD – Senior Dietician, UCLA Medical Center and Assistant Adjunct Professor, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
  • Elliot “Big Dog” Mermel – CEO and Cofounder, Coalo Valley Farms
  • Jennifer Jay, PhD – Professor, UCLA Institute of Environment and Sustainability

Moderated by Wendy Slusser, MD, MS – Associate Vice Provost, UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative

A ‘flexitarian’ lunch will be provided + cricket tasting!

Space is limited – please RSVP here


Tuesday, October 25

12:00 – 1:00pm

Los Angeles Tennis Center Straus Clubhouse


Exploring the mind-gut connection with Emeran Mayer, MD, PhD

Will include a screening of 7 food-focused student films and a Mediterranean-inspired lunch

Space is limited, RSVP required

For more information, contact


Tuesday, October 25


Kaufman 208


Hidden in Plain Bite: The Surprising Impact of Our Food Choices

Talk by Nora Kramer, Factory Farm Awareness Coalition

Hosted by UCLA Food & Social Justice Working Group

View flyer


Wednesday, October 26

12:30 – 2pm

Ackerman Grand Ballroom


Talking Trash: Oral Histories of Food In/Security from the Margins of a Dumpster

Talk by Rachel Vaughn, Adjunct Assistant Professor at the UCLA Center for the Study of Women and the UCLA Department of Gender Studies

‘Fighting Hunger Fair’ featuring campus and community groups who do activist and research work around food insecurity

Hosted by The Center for Women’s Studies



Wednesday, October 26

2:30 – 5:00pm

Campus farmers’ market in Bruin Plaza


Stop by the campus farmers’ market for a cooking demo with the Public Health Nutrition Club! They’ll be sharing delicious recipes made with seasonal produce and Dannon greek yogurt- so you can learn and shop all in one place. Yogurt samples and recipe cards will be distributed!


Sunday, October 30

1:00 – 3:00pm

University Village Apartments


Join the Public Health Nutrition Club for a cooking demo and knife skills workshop for the whole family! Learn some recipes to help your family stay healthy this Halloween!  A weekly distribution of seasonal produce will follow the event for all University Village residents.


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