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temp-post-imageIt was her first time competing at the National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS) National Culinary Challenge. And if University of North Texas (UNT) Chef/General Manager Sarah Kettelhut has it her way, it definitely won’t be her last.
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temp-post-imageA bowl game victory, competing in March Madness, winning a Conference USA championship — these are just some of the goals for University of North Texas Mean Green athletic teams. But achieving those goals requires time and dedication long before UNT athletes take the field or hit the court. Training and nutrition during the athletic season as well as throughout the year are just as important. And to aid in the success of the Mean Green, Dining Services hired Charles Ashford to become the university’s first full-time sports nutritionist.
Ashford was brought to UNT to provide nutrition education to Mean Green student-athletes as well as chefs, coaches, athletic trainers, and strength coaches. He also assists with the daily functions of Champs dining hall, making sure the menu is suitable for the demands of student-athletes. Ashford is also in attendance during meal times to help student-athletes with their nutrition choices as well as to answer questions.
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temp-post-imageThe University of North Texas women’s basketball team wasn’t the only member of the Mean Green to pick up a big win on Thursday. UNT Dining Services Chef Sarah Kettelhut was also victorious as she totaled 84 points to finish in first place out of eight competitors and earn a silver medal at the NACUFS (National Association of College and University Food Services) Culinary Challenge.
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temp-post-imageA cold snap recently struck the Dallas-Fort Worth area and morning temperatures at the University of North Texas in Denton ranged anywhere from single digits to the mid 20s. Despite the blustery weather outside resembling the inside of a freezer, sales on campus were still brisk for an unlikely treat — ice cream.
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temp-post-imageFor the fourth consecutive year, the University of North Texas has earned an “A+” rating as well as Dean’s List status from peta2. The animal advocacy group recently released its 2017 Vegan Report Card and thanks to the success of Mean Greens Café, UNT continues to be recognized as one of the nation’s leaders in vegan dining.
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