The Aladdin Campus Dining team at Middle Georgia State University in Macon, Georgia, provided an educational cooking demonstration, along with dietary counseling, to help students create easy-to-prepare meals in their apartments using nutrient-dense ingredients commonly stored in the campus pantry.
In response to a report from the National Center for Education Services (NCES) at the U.S. Department of Education, many students on college campuses are struggling to meet basic needs, including proper nutrition. According to Aladdin Campus Dining District Marketing Manager Erica Jackson, “The goal of our demonstration was to teach students how to prepare easy and inexpensive meals in a microwave utilizing nutrient-dense food items such as beans, pasta, and rice from the school’s pantry. We want to make sure that every student has access to high-quality food while providing the right foods for each student’s dietary needs.”
The demonstration was conducted by Chef Carlos Burke. Read more here in Food Management Magazine!