My Wonderfully Raw Journey
Starting a raw food/ healthy eating club at school this fall!
So i've decided that what better way to spread the word about raw foods and eating healthy in general than to start a club at my college. I think this would fun and a great way to get more people to try raw foods and just have better eating habits in general. The focus of the club isn't raw foods but just eating healthy over all and knowing where your foods come from. I want to show movies like fat,sick,and nearly dead, Food Inc., The future of food, Food matters and more eye opening documentaries about food.
I feel a lot of college kids get into this crazy lifestyle of party, sex, and drinking til they die and eat late night fast food and all this craziness and by the time they graduate, get settled, start a family they're over weight and have many health problems and start reminiscing about the good ole days and wonder what went wrong. When they try and gain control they fail because they don't know what to do or how to do it the correct way.
I feel my club will help give people the information on how to eat right and hopefully get them to start now so they can avoid this ever so common endeavor. Every year we hold a club fair and for the club fair i want my booth to have raw vegan quick bite snacks and my brownie bites to share so that people can see that raw foods can be tasty and will want to learn more on how to eat healthier quickly and easily while in school even if that means picking better options in the cafeteria.
I also want to hand out some sort of quick info on the different eating lifestyles like raw vegan, vegan, vegetarian, and healthy normal eating and show that there's good in all. I'm not trying to bash anyone's eating habits only show them the better way. During meetings i figured we'd discuss each lifestlye in more depth. Talk about carbs, about proteins, and maybe even do a few nights where we just learn to make a new recipe that they can do in the dorms. Promote green smoothies as a morning picker upper alternative and things of that nature.
My thoughts are all over the place with this project as i feel there's so much to say. I also want to have a few speakers come in and talk about nutrition and the benefits of eating a higher plant based diet. I have a friend who is going to help me get somewhat organized with all of these ideas and i'm hoping the club will be a success and can live on even after i leave the school.
If anyone is actually reading this please leave any suggestions or links that have easy informational brochures i can print out to hand out at my table. I still need a nice name that will not turn anyone off because it seems to be only focused on veganism or raw foods. I was thinking Rawkin Out! since there's no real indication to what it is exactly but maybe a little bit? Any quick hor' dourves recipes would be awesome too!! Thank you!