Thursday, June 18, 2009

Student interviews

Before the workshop started, six of the students took audio recorders home with them and recorded their friends and family about their eating habits, then edited the audio into short clips. The topics include knowing where your food comes from, memories associated with certain foods, foods eaten at special occasions, the sensation of sushi, the definition of "bitter," college cafeterias and their relation to eating disorders, and others. Here they are - give a listen.


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

In the lab, MCG students, Jeff, Keith, Io, & Lisa, June 10, 2009.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Well this is my rabbit Socrates she is about a year and half old.The reason i posted this picture is because somtimes i think what I ate like her would i be as healthy? Or healther? So for the last past week ive ate like her so in the morrning i would have a hand fool of baby carrots(plain)then for dinner i would have apples and peanutbutter. And so far its been going great now when i get up for school in the morrning im not all tierd and drowzy, im not happy about going to school but atleast i start the morrning well enrgized! :p

Friday, June 5, 2009

Zhane's Flamin' Hot Cheetos

Brighton Heights

Hello All,

Monday, we will begin our interviews with six Brighton Heights participants: Rose, Anne, LaVerne, Mary Rose, Marie and Lafayette.

Heights Senior Community Center is located in the heart of residential Brighton Heights. We are open from 8:oo am-4:00 pm, Monday thru Friday so that we may offer citizens at least 60 years of age an opportunity to partake of a nutritionally balanced meal at noon and participate in a variety of stimulating activities designed to nourish the whole person. In addition, we schedule speakers on such topics as nutrition, identity theft and social, financial and medical services which are available to consumers. We are dedicated to promoting active, healthy aging and we welcome eligible citizens to join us and contribute to their own well-being and that of others.

More Food (Peter's Food)

This time, it's the cereal and dessert portions.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Interview Questions

Hello Everyone,
Monday we will be meeting the senior citizens from Brighton Heights at Bistro to Go to conduct interviews. We've put together some sample questions for you. Please take a moment and read them over and decide if you want to use them. If you have other ideas, please add them to the "comments" for this post so others can see them and might want to use them also. Looking forward to meeting all of you and thank you for the emails!

Interview questions
1. Can you tell me a little bit about yourself, where you are from and how long you have been a resident of Pittsburgh?

2. What are some of the foods/ your favorite foods you grew up with?

3. How, if at all, do you think the food in this country has changed?

4. Can you tell me some of the memories that surround some of your favorite foods and or meals ?

5. What do you do for a living and how do you think your career dictated the types of food you eat?

6. As part of our homework for this workshop, we were asked to record our daily food intake. What are some of the foods you eat regularly? Foods you know you should not eat and foods that you crave?

7. Is there anything else you would like to add to this interview?

8. Can you tell us about this recipe – why you decided to choose it to share with us today?

9. When you were a teenager, can you talk about how you got your different meals – who prepared them – whether you had a choice – if you had to make your own meals?

Food I (Peter Webb) Ate

Hey guyzos,
The following image constitutes the fruit and vegetable portion of my diet from May 10th 2009 to May 13 2009. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Churrasco, Yuca & Horchata

Last week a few MCG staff members took a trip to Carnegie, PA to see a an art show at The Clay Place. While in town, we stopped at Riva's Restaurant. Riva's is owned and operated by a Mexican/Nicaraguan family (Mr. Riva is from Mexico, Mrs. Riva is from Nicaragua). There's two different menus, one for each country's food, and nearly everything is made from scratch.

I splurged a bit on lunch and ordered churrasco (steak) with yuca (or cassava, a potato-like vegetable) with rice and cabbage. I also ordered one of my favorite drinks, horchata, a cinnamon-flavored rice drink.