Through a partnership with Subway restaurants in Western North Carolina, students in Lenoir-Rhyne University's Dietetic Internship program will host a series of Share the Color food workshops to celebrate World Food Day.
The Share the Color food workshops are designed to teach children how to make better food choices, including the importance of incorporating fruits and vegetables into their daily diet. All Children are welcome to attend free of charge, and will receive lunch and a take-home food explorer coloring book.
"The fall season is a great time to enjoy plentiful local produce," said Lauren Brady, Program Coordinator of the Dietetic Internship program. "We want to encourage kids to explore the many colorful foods that are essential to their overall health."
The food workshops are scheduled around World Food Day, which takes place on October 16. Space is limited and registration is required by visiting https://sharethecolor-wnc.eventbrite.com.
The Share the Color event schedule is:
Saturday, Oct. 14
10 - 11 a.m., Subway restaurant, 320 Asheville Highway in Pisgah Forest
Monday, Oct. 16
9:30 - 10:30 a.m., Subway restaurant, 815 Patton Avenue in Asheville
Tuesday, Oct. 17
9:30 - 10:30 a.m., Subway restaurant, 45 Westside Village in Hendersonville
Thursday, Oct. 19
9:30 - 10:30 a.m., Subway restaurant, Weaverville Plaza, 105 Weaver Blvd. in Weaverville
Saturday, Oct. 21
10 - 11 a.m., Subway restaurant, 1051 Tsalagi Road in Cherokee
LRU's Dietetic Internship graduate studies program is offered on both the University's Hickory and Asheville campuses. The program furnishes qualified students the opportunity to meet the post-baccalaureate requirements necessary to allow them to sit for the Registered Dietitian (RD) certification exam administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Internship opportunities are available locally, regionally, and/or through LRU's distance program, which provides student interns the ability to complete their supervised practice rotations in their own geographic location within the United States.