January 7, 2022, Bowie, MD — Students at Bowie State University (BSU) are thinking more about what they eat! As part of the school’s wellness initiatives, BSU recently featured Aladdin Campus Dining Executive Chef Eric Credle on BSU-TV to demo healthy cooking and the impact that good nutrition has on one’s health and overall wellness!
Sponsored by BSU Henry Wise Wellness Center, Chef Eric, who attended the Culinary Institute of America, shared his passion for food while providing an education on meal planning, selecting nutritionally-infused ingredients and how to easily prepare a quick and healthy meal! Students in attendance enjoyed samples of Chef’s arugula salad and pan-seared salmon.
Chef Eric is no stranger to serving healthier foods. Chef and the Bowie State Culinary team prepare recipes through BeWell, an Elior North America wellness program that influences student successes in and out of the classroom! According to Chef Eric, “By identifying the BeWell items in the dining hall, on the salad bar or in our designated grab-and-go area, we help students make the right food choices to fuel them throughout the day and build lifelong, healthy eating habits.”
Chef Eric’s knowledge of food began early as a captain’s cook in the Navy where he completed multiple tours! Chef Eric also served as the executive chef to three Secretary of States who enjoyed his cooking including Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice and Hilary Clinton.
When asked what his favorite meals are to prepare for students, Chef Eric replies, “BBQ ribs in the school’s in-house smoker and multiple varieties of lasagna!”
Chef Eric is looking forward to supporting the BSU wellness with more nutritionally focused culinary shows in 2022 where he plans to use local ingredients to design easy to replicate seasonal meals, including recipes from BeWell, for the Bowie State family!
Contact: Grace Hoyer, Manager of Public Relations