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WIU senior agriculture major Jessica Herndon, of Macomb, talks with a student about food labels during a recent educational event.
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WIU Agriculture Students Host Educational Food Label Event

November 3, 2017

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MACOMB, IL – Students from Western Illinois University's School of Agriculture hosted a "Fooled by Food Labels" event at the Bayliss-Henninger dining hall from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24.

The event was held to talk with students about food labels and included a short survey that entered students in a drawing to win a $25 Buffalo Wild Wings gift card. There were 135 surveys taken.

This event was planned to gather information about what college consumers think about food labels and talk about the purpose of the labeling.

WIU agriculture students provided flyers with information about food labels and answered questions from students about their concerns.

"I like this event and I think it made a lot of people think about what they are eating," said WIU freshman forensic chemistry major Zach Potts. "This event let people know that their food is healthy despite the labels."

By hosting this event, the WIU School of Agriculture will receive points towards the College Aggies Online Contest, hosted by the Animal Ag Alliance. For the past two years, the Western Illinois University Ag Club has won this event.

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