Tonight’s Workshop

For those who registered in advance, tonight’s cooking workshop will be led by Mary Kiernan, professor of Hospitality Management in SU’s Department of Public Health, Food Studies, and Nutrition. In 2000, Chef Kiernan came to Syracuse University to work in Carrier Dome Catering where she managed 42 private suites and numerous other functions related to games and floor dinners. She became an instructor in Hospitality Management in 2007 and is currently studying toward her iMBA at Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management. She specializes in Culinary Arts, is a Culinary Institute of America Professional Chef II, and a Certified Chef de Cuisine of American Culinary Federation.


Mind-Body Page Updated & Cooking Workshop Info

Check out the updated Mind-Body page –sorry it’s a few days late–for a recap of Monday’s events, and take a second glance at Socio-Cultural; thanks to Elizabeth McClain, it’s now (beautiful) image-heavy ^_^

Food news you can use:

GMO Feed Disrupts Organs in Animals, and

Petition to the FDA:  Label My Food!

See a select few of you on Monday in Lyman…for those who missed registration for this week, it’s not too late to get in to 10/17 Spiritual or our series closer, 10/26 Ethical! Email to reserve a spot today!

Tonight: Mind-Body with Lisa Thomas, Nutritionist

Join us tonight in 500 Hall of Languages (note the location change!) for the mind-body seminar, featuring Lisa G. Thomas, R.D., Syracuse University’s nutritionist.

Lisa is a Registered Dietitian with seven years of experience working in the field of eating disorder recovery and prevention. This experience occurred while working for Centre Syracuse-Partial Hospitalization for the treatment of Eating Disorders along with her work here at Syracuse University – Health Services as the clinical dietitian.

Lisa is currently an active member of the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH) and has upcoming plans to place increased emphasis on her work in eating disorder prevention and helping to improve the body image of the SU community.

Can’t wait? Here’s an article she wrote with helpful mind-body nutrition advice for college students.


It’s never too early to RSVP for next week’s cooking workshop, the 10/17 Spirituality seminar, or the closing 10/24 Ethics seminar! Email to reserve your spot. Spaces for the cooking workshop are scarcer than for any other seminar due to space constraints.

Ecological and Mind/Body

Check out the updated Ecological page!

Deadline to register for the 10/3 Mind/Body seminar is 8 PM Thursday, 9/30. Also please note that the Mind/Body seminar will take place in 500 Hall of Languages, a room change from the previous two seminars.

Ecological Ethics of Eating Tonight

If you registered for tonight’s Ecological Ethics of Eating seminar, here’s who we have in store:

Matthew Potteiger is Professor of Landscape Architecture at the State University of New York, Syracuse and is the co-author, with Jamie Purinton, of Landscape Narratives: Design Practices for Telling Stories.  His teaching, research and community projects focus on linking food systems with social and ecological systems. This work includes comparative studies of the landscape and food systems of Japanese, Brazilian and North American cities. He has worked on numerous projects aimed at creating a more sustainable and socially just regional food system including helping to establish Syracuse Grows and coordinating local food system stakeholder groups. Foraging is his favorite food procurement strategy.

Forgot to register? The Mind/Body seminar is only a week away, and you have until 8 PM Thursday to email to reserve your spot. Look for a recap of tonight’s event under an “Ecological” page tomorrow.

Hunger + GM Corn

Anyone interested in becoming involved in anti-hunger efforts in the Syracuse community is welcome to contact Syeisha Byrd (, Director of Community Engagement at SU.

Also, for those concerned about genetically modified foods, here’s a petition to deter  American grocery stores from selling the stuff.

Remember, the deadline to register for Ecological night (9/26) is tomorrow, 9/22!

Socio-Cultural Page Updated

Check out the Socio-Cultural page for a recap of last night’s activities!

Hungry for more? Email before Thursday to RSVP for Ecological night next Monday, 9/26. And in the mean time, chew on this:  Presidential Hopeful Says Food Industry Is Overregulated