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Selected out of 51 universities, the Campus Kitchen at the University of Kentucky has been named Campus Kitchen of the Year, recognizing excellence in operations, partnerships, and engagement.
Funding from the Student Sustainability Council will help CKUK promote healthy eating, community engagement and environmental sustainability while focusing on improving social cohesion and food security in the Lexington community and campus through student-led service.
Congratulations, Kevin Richie, DHN student for being published in the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Student Scoop! Kevin shares, "I am surrounded by some of the best students and we support each other. The lesson that I have learned is that age is truly just a number, and life experiences, relationships and hard work define non-traditional students who take the leap of faith to pursue dietetics later in life." Thank you, Kevin, for taking the leap of faith with us!
December 19, 2014
A new UK program is more than just a win-win situation. Watch how a new initiative is not only reaching out to help those in need in Lexington, but is also educating students, helping to tackle the issue of food waste and building community all at once.
November 27, 2014
We are proud of the work of the Big Blue Pantry on UK's campus and, especially, our student volunteers who serve in leadership positions in the pantry. WKYT ran a story about the food pantries at UK and EKU. Dietetics senior Lindsey Humbert and dietetics junior Manning Kulis were both interviewed for the story. For those wanting to donate to the Big Blue Pantry, donation bins can be found in Erikson Hall and Funkhouser Building.
November 26, 2014
Using existing facilities and unused food that would have gone to waste the new Campus Kitchen in the UK College of Ag has won a national grant to further its efforts in feeding the community’s hungry. Amanda Hege, Director of Outreach for the Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, provides details of this student-led effort, the first in the Commonwealth.
November 07, 2014
Lexington, KY. - Thanks to a successful marketing campaign, University of Kentucky students have launched their own Campus Kitchen and several Lexington residents now know where their next meal is coming from.
"Recent gleaning efforts of pumpkins and kale greens at UK's Horticultural Research Farm, along with baked chicken from a university-sanctioned picnic, helped feed 50 young individuals,” said Sandra Bastin, chair of the UK Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. “University students experienced the importance of community outreach in meeting a basic human need. The department is excited about the difference the student-led Campus Kitchen at the University of Kentucky can make in finding hunger solutions for our community."