CSU, Chico News

CSU, Chico Celebrates Food Day with Apple Crunch

Date: 10-20-2015

Joe Wills
Public Affairs
Alyson Wylie
Center for Healthy Communities

Students, faculty and staff from California State University, Chico will celebrate National Food Day at noon Wednesday, Oct. 21, by taking a “crunch” out of an apple.

The collective apple eating, organized by the CSU, Chico’s Center for Healthy Communities (CHC) in collaboration with Cultivating Communities, will show support for causes advocated by National Food Day, such as more physical activity, better food policies, easier access to healthy food and healthier food options. It will take place on the stage in the Student Services Center Plaza between the Bell Memorial Union and Student Services Center.

The event coincides with CalFresh Day, hosted by CSU, Chico’s Health Professionals Association (HPA), which includes information tabling from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the same location. The HPA and CalFresh Outreach will assist students in applying for CalFresh benefits. CalFresh is the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program that provides extra money for food each month.

CalFresh Outreach and HPA will be joined by the student chapter of the Nutrition and Food Science Association, the Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry and the College of Agriculture’s Organic Vegetable Project. There will be a produce giveaway for all who apply for CalFresh at the event.

Join the conversation on social media using hashtags #NorCalAppleCrunch, #FoodDay2015, and #ChicoStateCalFreshOutreach.

The Center for Healthy Communities (CHC) is a leader in nutrition education, food security and physical activity programs and policies addressing the needs of diverse populations locally, regionally and internally. CHC provides the infrastructure and coordination of shared resources for interdisciplinary student-faculty-staff research and opportunities for civic engagement and service learning in our communities. The center provides programs and services in 19 Northern California counties. Approximately 120 undergraduate and graduate students in various disciplines serve in internships and 80 students work in paid positions at CHC.