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Innovations in Food Sustainability

February 5, 2018, 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location Center for Environmental and Life Sciences - 120 & Atrium
SponsorPSEG ISS, Felicianio Center for Entrepreneruship, and the Nutrition and Food Sciences DepartmentPosted InCollege of Science and Mathematics
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Hear Dr. Leigh Ettinger's, a Pediatric Nephrologist from Hackensack Meridian Health, talk on "Living Life on the Veg: The How and Why of a Whole Foods, Plant-based diet", food experts like Montclair State Alumna and Food Scientist Meriterese Racanelli, and a panel moderated by Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Human Ecology at Rutgers University, Dr. Jill Lipoti, that includes:

  • Dr. Serpil Guran, Director of Plant Biology at Rutgers University EcoComplex: "Food Waste to Energy"
  • Dr. Sara Elnakib, RD, MPH, CHES, Family and Community Health Sciences Assistant Professor at Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station: "Food Waste and Food Insecurity in Public Schools"
  • Mitch Morrison, Co-founder and Manager of the Sparta New Jersey Farmers' Market: "Food Entrepreneurship"
  • Meriterese Racanelli, Montclair State University Alumna and Food Scientist at Goya Foods: "Cultural Component of Food, Diet, and Sustainability"

Meet with local businesses, students, and experts to learn about innovations in food sustainability and even participate in a food innovation competition! Monetary prizes will be given to competition winners!

Consider participating in a nutrition and food systems “mini-pitch” on February, 5th at PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies’ “Innovations in Food Sustainability” event! Participants can apply as a team or individually. There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner, and prizes will be awarded to the three winners. This event is in collaboration with Montclair State University’s Center for Entrepreneurship. We encourage creativity, and ideas that are outside of the box (anything is possible)! There will be 3 judges from different disciplinary backgrounds including nutrition, business, and health. Interested in pitching an idea?