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Dear Class 2021,

I hope you are having a great start to your fall semester!

Duke Dining has reviewed first year students’ dining patterns and preferences and will increase access to meals as an enhancement to the current East Campus dining model.

As of Monday, September 11 both Plans H and I will provide nine Dinner/Brunch meals at the Marketplace in place of the seven meals previously available to you. There will be no additional cost for these extra meals.

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Prizes, funnel cakes and fried candy bars?! That only begins to describe the Fall Festival themed dinner at the Marketplace held on Wednesday, October 21st. Students also enjoyed cotton candy, turkey legs, corn dogs, philly cheese steak subs, popcorn, and other festival fare! They could spin the prize wheel for a multitude of fun prizes to include, mesh chairs, t-shirts, frisbees, pens, coffee mugs, keychains, hats, koozies, food freebies and discounts-there was even a balloon guy there to make balloon animals and items per students' request! Check out the pics here!

 

 

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Duke Dining has furthered sustainable efforts by recently becoming certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), an international non-profit organization established to safeguard seafood supplies and to help create a more sustainable seafood market.

“We are very committed to providing healthy and sustainable options for the Duke community and the MSC certification allows us to do just that,” says Director of Duke Dining, Robert Coffey.

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As a dietitian I am often asked questions about soy foods acting like estrogen in the body, are they safe? Do they contribute to breast cancer? I will admit over the years the information has been varied, but for the past several years researchers have found more and more information confirming that eating soy in moderation even as a breast cancer survivor is not a problem.

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Gregory Schiltz MPH Nutrition Candidate

Thumbnail One of the most common questions I get as a nutritionist goes something like “How much protein should I be eating?”  Protein is one of the hottest nutrition topics today. Protein supplements, fortified foods and beverages are popping up everywhere, and foods already rich in protein are gaining attention. While there are certainly benefits to including more protein in your diet, there are lots of myths and misconceptions about protein that make it nearly impossible to tell fact from fiction.

Duke Dining Announces West Union Restaurant Vendors

Duke Dining has announced the eight vendors that will operate the thirteen restaurants coming to the new West Union.

Director of Duke Dining, Robert Coffey said, “In keeping up with Duke’s first-class reputation the West Union Building will be one of the finest, state-of-the-art dining facilities in the country. The vendors that we have selected for this facility will be capable of producing world-class innovative food that has never been attempted in a University setting.”

Devil’s Krafthouse, offering pub fare and a wide selection of microbrew beers, will be operated by Andy Magowan of local Durham restaurants, Geer Street Garden and The Boot.

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Contributed by a Duke Student and Former Nutrition Intern

Thumbnail Have you ever felt happy just from walking into a colorful day? The sky is blue, the trees are green, and the earth has red, purples, yellows, and browns. Well, today’s blog is about adding some color to your plate as well as your life.

Yes, I am talking about vegetables and fruits (hereafter referred to as “V & F.”)

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Duke Dining has added three new additions to its program in their search for vendors that will continue to compliment and enhance the dining program. Tijuana Flats and Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins have partnered with the Merchants on Points (MOPS) program, off-campus vendors that deliver to campus and Belgian Waffle Crafters has joined the food truck lineup. 

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