Posted by: Justine Ruddy | April 21, 2011

Good Eats at Rutgers Day

While you’re exploring the more than 500 programs offered at Rutgers Day, don’t ignore your rumbling tummy because there will be plenty of options to satisfy whatever your craving.

At Rutgers Day, you can decorate cupcakes in a program that will benefit Rutgers Against Hunger.

For those of you with a sweet tooth (like me), there’s plenty for you to check out. On Cook/Douglass, you can get baked goods and root beer floats at the “Good Eats and Sweets” table. Grab an Italian Ice and pretzels while you learn about the Collegiate 4-H Club at Passion Puddle.

On Busch Campus, you can decorate a cupcake at the Sonny Werblin Recreation Center with the Rutgers Student Bakers. The proceeds will go to Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale and Rutgers Against Hunger.

Then there are the barbecues:  Students will be grilling up hamburgers, chicken, hot dogs, and veggie burgers at the Engineering BBQ on Busch Campus. If you’re on the Cook/Douglass campus, check out the Food Science BBQ or the Animal Science BBQ where you can grab a bite while you explore the Cook College Farm. Or pass by Passion Puddle for a hot dog prepared by C.O.S.I.N.E.

While you’re on Cook/Douglass, don’t forget to stop by the Folk Festival where there will be more types of food than you can count, including Lebanese, South American, Japanese, Italian, Iberian, vegetarian, and traditional American festival food.

After ingesting all those calories, pay a visit to one of the Scarlet Chef’s tables on each campus where you can learn to create healthy meals like they do. Or whip up a healthy fruit and veggie smoothie with the Rutgers University Nutrition Club or Prospective Health Care Club.

And don’t forget to stop at the New Jersey Authors book signing on College Avenue. From noon until 1 p.m., meet Aaron McCargo, winner of ‘The Next Food Network Star,” and host of the show “Big Daddy’s House.” He will be signing copies of his new cookbook, “Simply Done, Well Done.”


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