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Food and Culture Club

The goal of the Food & Culture club is to enhance diversity, multiculturalism and global understanding while promoting cultural relativity using foods and culture.

The club aims to bring together elements of different academic disciplines across the campus with the arts and science of culinary cooking and foods from around the world to provide its membership and the university community a medley of multicultural experiences. The club hosts two programs per semester featuring foods and culture of a region.

The club also has an ongoing research project titled “Enhancing Nutrition using Diversity and Multiculturalism.” The club encourages its members to present their research and participate in the Western Illinois University Undergraduate Research Day hosted by the Honors College.

Food and Culture Club is housed in the Department of Dietetics, Fashion Merchandising and Hospitality and is registered with the Office of Student Activities. The active membership of the club is open to all of the student body of the university. The faculty and staff of the Western Illinois University are also welcome to join. The programs of the Food & Culture Club are partially funded by the Center for International Studies and the Council on Student Activities Funds.