The beginning of the semester is typically the easiest time of the school year to get involved with clubs and organizations on campus, as many of them are recruiting new members to join their ranks at this time. One fantastic organization to get involved with on campus is Slow Food UNH. This organization is one you can feel good about being a part of, as it caters to the food lover and humanitarian in all of us.
Slow Food UNH is a chapter within the larger Slow Food USA. Carlo Petrini started the Slow Food movement in Italy in the mid 1980s in response to the large increase of fast food chains in the world as well as a measure to help preserve regional cuisine. The Slow Food Movement describes themselves on their website, slowfoodusa.org, as “an idea, a way of living and a way of eating.” The Slow Food Movement also has many goals too, and the website also describes their core vision: “Food is a common language and a universal right. Slow Food USA envisions a world in which all people can eat food that is good for them, good for the people who grow it, and good for the planet.”
Students from a variety of different educational backgrounds are all welcome to join Slow Food UNH. From foodies to engineers, and everyone in between, this is an area that affects everyone, because we all eat food, and we all deserve to eat the best quality food that is out there. We also all deserve the right to know our foods pedigree, and where it has been before it reaches our plate
For college students, life can be pretty busy, and extremely fast paced, and it can be easy to settle for low quality fast food. But in these fast times it is important to be cognizant that good, clean, and fair food can be a key to a sound mind and body.
If you want to be part of Slow Food UNH, they meet in the Entertainment Center in the Memorial Union Building every Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm.