By Rebecca Pearson
Here’s an update on Central Washington University’s community kitchen program!
Student health assessment data in Spring 2011 showed that CWU students would like to cook and eat healthy meals together with friends in a way that is socially supportive and builds skills. We hosted focus groups to get student input as to how such an activity should be structured and, with the help of student co-planners, implemented a pilot series of three evenings titled “Campus Dine & Tote” during winter and spring 2012 quarters using campus food lab facilities. We received very positive feedback; most students attended two or more of the evenings, and all said they’d love to see it happen again in future.