As students attended each mini event, game and tasting throughout the week, they scored a different stamp on their passports. If they collected three or more stamps, students were entered into the grand-prize drawing.
Vegan food knows how to party
The food spoke for itself at sampling events like Veg Out, with hummus and crisp carrots and celery, avocado salsa and guac served with pita chips. “We had so much fun with the event, and so did our students,” says Casey Claflin, marketing with Aramark at Elon University. “By the end of the week we felt that many students had a wider understanding of all the options available to them in our dining program if they chose to eat vegan or vegetarian.”
Food for thought
Guessing/educational games included a protein matching game in which students attempted to guess the protein content per portion of plant-based proteins and “guess the protein” where students reached into pumpkins and tried to guess which plant-based protein was inside.
A taste test of Argo Tea introduced students to the antioxidant-rich (and soothing) world of tea. The Argo Tea retail location on campus also offers vegan muffins, raw bars, salads and snacks.
Learning about sourcing
Learning stations offered students a chance to find out about how the dining team sources ingredients.
Local farms like Wise Farms from Mount Olive, N.C., and Eastern Carolina Organics were represented at the learning stations, and vegan snacks were served.
Try the acai
Sambazon, an organic, fair-trade juice manufacturer, was also on hand with acai bowl samples.
Elon student Kristina was the Vegan and Veg Passport winner, receiving a cute gift basket.