• To add a comment on your final paragraph, commercials and advertisements often do not even use real food to show on television. It is often a wax or even something plastic. This fact is disgusting to me. I agree […]

  • maryjane1 commented on the post, Blog Post 4, on the site Service Project 3 days, 20 hours ago

    I liked how you shared your personal experience about working at Panera. Many chain restaurants advertise how healthy and fresh their ingredient are but as you explained earlier that is not the case. You spoke […]

  • maryjane1 posted a new activity comment 1 week, 3 days ago

    Overall, I think your post is awesome. I also have large dinner affairs with my family and I liked to here about your experiences with your family about food. Throughout your blog post, it seems that you really know what you’re talking about food and nutrition wise! Also, I really enjoyed that you included a picture of the tacos that you made!…[Read more]

  • maryjane1 commented on the post, GMO?? Organic??, on the site FFT 1 week, 3 days ago

    I am also a freshman here and I think it is incredibly hard to find healthy, organic things to eat here. The Walmart on campus absolutely does not offer fresh options, like you stated above, and I 100% agree that […]

  • maryjane1 posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    In my blog post I wrote that I did see a connection between food and morals but after reading your post, it was good to get another perspective. I think that that is such a good thing that you don’t view eating any type of food a bad thing, more people (including me) should start thinking this way. I liked that you included the part about yes we…[Read more]

  • maryjane1 posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    I liked your post a lot. I liked how you included your family aspect because I think people can relate to that a lot. My mom always cooked dinner every night and it was an hour affair to sit down with the family and eat every night. I 100% agree with you that it is hard to diet or even eat healthy here at college.

  • Every day every human being around the globe eats or ingests some sort of food material. We as humans rely on food to survive, but do some of us live for food rather than live because of food? I say this from a […]

  • Every day every human being around the globe eats or ingests some sort of food material. We as humans rely on food to survive, but do some of us live for food rather than live because of food? I say this from a […]

    • Mary jane1,

      Thanks for the awesome blog post. A few things really stood out to me that I enjoyed. I loved how you shared your abroad cuisine experience of Spain. It’s amazing how much different American food treats our bodies. I think it’s really cool your mother implemented a healthy diet with no preservatives. Also, I absolutely loved how you said it can be a moral obligation to indulge. I completely agree with this (I type as I am enjoying an espresso brownie!)

    • I definitely agree with the way you were talking about society’s food fads. It seems like most people nowadays are more worried about their caloric intake, rather than any nutritional benefit. People need to start realizing that it’s not about the numbers, it’s about where the food came from, and how it will help our bodies.

  • maryjane1 posted a new activity comment 3 weeks ago

    I think that is so cool how you went to Costa Rica! It is incredible and also important that you left your own community to go and help another, more people should do that and I would also like to have experiences like that. I agree with what you said above about how, “forcing someone to do community service can put a bad taste in one’s mouth.” I…[Read more]

  • maryjane1 posted a new activity comment 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    Hey there! I enjoyed your blog post and I especially liked that you included your past service activities. I too was surprised to hear that this class required service hours, but it sounds like you don’t mind that too much! You mentioned that you learn better by doing hands on things and I personally could not agree more! I always learn better…[Read more]

  • We are not even a full week into our Food For Thought class. Each time I go to class I feel as if I get even more excited about what we are going to learn and also about what we are physically going to do in […]

  • We are not even a full week into our Food For Thought class. Each time I go to class I feel as if I get even more excited about what we are going to learn and also about what we are physically going to do in […]

    • Hiii, it sounds like you are really interested in the class. What stood out from reading your post was that you like how in this project everyone can find something to do and that will be interesting for them not just another “chore”. The other part that stood out was the fact that you had a service-learning class where you taught pre-school, I had a similar class called Field Experience where I would teach Spanish to elementary students (KG, 3rd, and 4th grade). I agree those were the best days of my high school, being able to laugh and joke while still teaching and learning skills.

    • I’m glad you didn’t let the required service-learning deter you from staying in the class! Service-learning can really help you figure out what you like and maybe even help you decide on a major. Service-learning is supposed to give you satisfaction in a job well done.

    • Hey, I enjoyed reading your post. I am getting more excited about doing this service learning class myself. We both have a similar concern dealing with time management. I have a busy schedule as well so I am nervous about the 20 hours as well. I think once it gets started, you will be able to figure it out much easier.

    • I agree with you that we both do not mind getting down and dirty to get the job done. I think your experiences in high school with service definitely helped you become more interested in the community.

    • I agree that the hours needed for the service learning did deter people from continuing the class, I think that your experience on a farm previously will make this class a cake.

    • i wish my high school offered service learning classes so I could’ve been more aware of what it is exactly; I feel like I do know what is know but i just didn’t know what to call until reading up on it from class. I think high school would’ve been a better place for me to be exposed to what service learning is exactly.

    • Sounds like your service learning class in high school helped you get out there, rather than sitting behind a desk in class. I agree, I think these classes are a great way to get out there and experience things in the real world that you wouldn’t be able to learn in a classroom setting.

    • I also agree that putting the 20 hours of service will be difficult to put into my schedule. It’s not a huge fear, but it’s something i have to work a little extra in.

    • I love that the class fits your interests so specifically. You could look into the BIS degree – maybe you could build your own major that combines your interests in environmental studies and nutrition! https://interdisciplinarystudies.vcu.edu/

  • maryjane1 wrote a new post, Hey there, on the site Food For Thought 4 weeks ago

    My name is Kable. I am looking forward to helping the community by working on the farm. I am also interested to learn about the nutritional part of this class and I hope that I can carry that knowledge into my […]

  • maryjane1 wrote a new post, Hey there, on the site rampages.us/maryjane1 4 weeks ago

    My name is Kable. I am looking forward to helping the community by working on the farm. I am also interested to learn about the nutritional part of this class and I hope that I can carry that knowledge into my […]