Julie Brunette

Julie Brunette

Julie is a third-year student at the University of Denver pursuing a journalism major and sociology minor. As a Colorado native and lifelong hiker, she is particularly interested in the travel/outdoors/recreational tourism beat. In her spare time she can be found climbing trees, playing ocarina, or volunteering at the Denver Zoo or Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue.

Students for Sustainable Food fights to improve Sodexo fare on DU campus

This slideshow continues to tell the story of the Real Food Challenge proposed by the DU Students for Sustainable Food and signed by the University of Denver in 2014. This story features the hydrotower that has been installed in the Centennial Halls cafeteria, quotes from SSF members, and the contrast between the food offered currently and the goals of the Real Food Challenge. It is clear that there is still a long way to go, and a lot of hard work to put in.

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DU Students for Sustainable Food battles for real food on campus

Student Bianca Garcia eats Sodexo fare in Centennial Halls

Student Bianca Garcia eats Sodexo fare in Centennial Halls

“Rubbery”, “Not-quite-thawed-out”, “Violently over-cooked”, and “Obviously scraped off the back of some long-forgotten freezer” are a few of the notable reviews of Sodexo food by DU students, as posted on the Sodexo comment board in the Centennial Halls dining hall. But one student organization on campus is dedicated to changing all of that.

DU Students for Sustainable Food has been championing for a change in the University-sponsored dining for quite some time. But rather than focus on getting rid of Sodexo as some have suggested, this org is dedicated to working with the food concession firm to change food preparation practices.

The Real Food Challenge, which the University signed in May 2014 has presented an outline for serving healthier, locally sourced options in DU cafeterias over the course of the next five years.

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