Recipes for Little Hands

There is no way around the fact that cooking with children can be a little messy. Crumbs and spills aside, cooking with children is a great way to spend quality time and teach important skills like measuring, counting, fractions and following directions. Not to mention the fact that children will be more likely to taste something they helped to make. Below is a recipe roundup of dishes that are fun to make and eat with kids. Continue reading

The day of LOVE

On Valentines day, students across the United States bring empty boxes to school with hopes of filling it with sweet cards and even sweeter treats. I’m not quite sure that the day focuses on “love” and “appreciation” anymore. In my opinion, Valentines day is that one day that all the healthy school rules go out the window and kids get to eat candy until their belly aches. Continue reading

New Pulper Reduces Food Waste at Luther College


In a collaborative project between the Center for Sustainable Communities and Luther College Dining Services, a food waste pulper was installed in the Cafeteria dish room over Winter Break to help divert more food waste to the compost. All food scraps (including meat and dairy products) can go through the pulper; moisture is removed and the scraps are turned into pulverized bits that break down much faster in our compost pile. Continue reading