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A Word from MT Dining

By MTSU Parent and Family Association


Feed Your Potential 365

As the semester winds down and schedules start to fill up with tasks, here are a few reminders to help keep our students (and ourselves!) on track!

  • Don’t "Fall" for Empty Snacks — Don’t fill your busy fall schedule with empty-calorie snacks. Choose fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds, yogurt, smoothies, whole grains, and other nutritious snacks without a lot of added sugars. Nutrient dense snacks help fuel your day the right way.
  • Bring a Water Bottle with You — Staying hydrated shouldn’t stop when the temperature starts to dip and the leaves start to fall. Bring a bottle of water or other low calorie beverage with you to your meetings or classes to keep hydrated.
  • Remember to Walk the Walk — With fall meetings or classes in full swing take advantage of the beautiful weather and walk from place to place whenever you can. The steps add up and can put you on the road to better health.
  • Follow the Season — The fall harvest is ripe with delicious fruits and vegetables that are packed with vitamins and other nutrients. The hearty flavors of fall produce are also a great way to enjoy the season.

Discover more ways to #TasteTheSeason.

Caribbean Sweet Potatoes Serves 6

  • 1 lb sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons yellow onions, diced, ½ inch
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper, diced, ¼ inch
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice, fresh squeezed
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Caribbean jerk seasoning

Steam sweet potatoes until tender. Sauté onions and red peppers in vegetable oil. Mix orange juice, sugar, lemon juice and jerk seasoning. Add sweet potatoes and juice mixture to sautéed vegetables and bring to a boil then simmer until juices are syrupy. Serve hot.

Calories: 110 Protein: 1g Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 110mg Carbohydrates: 24g Total Fat: 1g

McCallie Meet-up & Eat-up!

Dining Services and New Student Family Programs have partnered to host small gatherings on campus for students who want to come, hang out with friends, meet new people, and of course, eat!  This series of events is new for Fall 2017, and has been met with great participation so far!  Our Halloween Party was a blast — we watched Hocus Pocus and enjoyed treats — and was well attended. If your student is looking for something fun to do at dinnertime, encourage them to attend a McCallie Meet-up and Eat-up event, usually the last week of the month. The next one is November 30th and will be a Winter Wonderland Party, with cocoa, snacks and a showing of Home Alone.

Spring 2018 Meal Plans

If your student did not sign up for a meal plan for Fall 2017, there is still an opportunity to purchase one for Spring 2018. These meal plans will go on sale Monday, November 13th online and in our office. If you would like to bill a Spring meal plan to a student’s account, the deadline for that will be January 2, 2018.

Please remember that all meal plans purchased in Fall 2017 are a two-semester commitment, and your student will be automatically billed for the same plan for Spring 2017.  Please review the meal plan terms and conditions if you have any questions. If you do not have a copy, they can be viewed on www.mtdining.com under the Meal Plans tab.

The most frequently asked question is: do meals and FlexBucks rollover to Spring? The answer is yes! Any unused meals or FlexBucks rollover from Fall semester to Spring semester.

November Special Events and Theme Events

November 2Surf and Turf, Dinner at McCallie
November 6Candy Apple Day, Lunch at McCallie
November 7BBQ Bash, Lunch at Raider Zone
November 9Hot Chocolate Bar, Lunch at Raider Zone
November 10Fajita Night, Dinner at McCallie
November 13Pizza Party, Lunch at McCallie
November 14New England Feast, Lunch at Raider Zone
November 15S'mores Bar, Lunch at Raider Zone
November 16BBQ Bash, Lunch at McCallie
November 20Thanksgiving Feast, Lunch at Raider Zone
November 21Thanksgiving Feast, Lunch at McCallie
November 27Hot Chocolate Bar, All Day, McCallie
November 28Chili Feast, Lunch Raider Zone
November 30Birthday Celebration, McCallie and Raider Zone

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