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Bon Appétit Begins Pilot of 'Ambassadors' Program

November 30, 2010

Bon Appétit at Penn Dining has launched a new student engagement program called Student Ambassadors. The program is designed to help students learn more about the issues related to the food they eat on campus. The Ambassadors will look at issues such as nutrition and health, sustainability and social justice. A meeting was held in October to welcome the first group of approximately 15 students.

The program is being rolled out at select campuses where Bon Appétit operates the food service facilities. According to Bon Appétit, Penn was chosen to be one of the first places to pilot the program due to student interest in dining initiatives in addition to the University’s commitment to sustainability.

Although specifics of the program have yet to be finalized, student ambassadors will help with events such as RecycleMania and Food Week, develop and disseminate information on Bon Appétit at Penn Dining’s initiatives, and engage in group activities to learn more about food related issues.

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