Baking up bliss

Fundraisers, GlobeMed, H.O.P.E. Center, Uncategorized
The chapter recently had our bake sale fundraiser, where we raised over $200 to support outreach programs at the H.O.P.E Center. For an afternoon, customers came to enjoy a variety of delicious treats, as well as to purchase a variety of homemade crafts including coffee sleeves, coasters, and unique jewelry. More craft items can also be found on our Etsy page: GlobeMed Goods The sale was a great opportunity to educate people about GlobeMed's mission and purpose. Plus, the time spent with each other is always valued! Stay tuned for future fundraising events...
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NU World Day of Social Justice Conference

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In the spirit of humanitarianism worldwide, Northwestern will be holding a university-wide World Day of Social Justice Conference to bring together engagement groups from all over campus to raise awareness and increase collaboration. Conference participates include GlobeMed at NU, the Center for Civic Engagement, LIFT Evanston, SEED, NUCHR, INSPIRE Films and others. Goals for the conference include spreading knowledge about the work different groups do, brainstorming ideas for working together, and decreasing programming conflicts in order to promote better event attendance. The conference will be held February 20, from 12-3pm in Parkes Hall and is free and open to the public. The conference will be followed by a public speaking skills building workshop by Professor Peter Civetta. The workshop will be aimed at helping students effectively communicate the mission and…
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GlobeMed Fundraising Bake Sale

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Care about global health? Want some delicious baked goods AND homemade crafts? . Come to GlobeMed's Bake Sale TOMORROW!!! . Where: Tech Lobby   When: Tuesday, 2/8 from 9 am-4 pm . All proceeds will go towards supporting public health outreach programs at our partner organization, the H.O.P.E. Center in Ho, Ghana.
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Sesame Street Takes on Global Health

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puppets are awesome. global health activism is awesome. so naturally, puppets and global health activism are dually awesome. Check out this article at Good.com about Sesame Street's introduction of an HIV positive puppet. Measures such as this help to reduce the stigma at HIV to a very young audience. -Katie Smiley
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Domestic Food Policy: Nutrition facts out of context

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Prompted by Michelle Obama's campaign against obesity, food makers and grocers plan to more prominently display important nutrition info on the fronts of food products. But it seems what the industry wants to emphasize is not the same as what Mrs. Obama had originally intended. Excerpt: "The Obama administration wanted the package-front labels to emphasize nutrients that consumers might want to avoid, like sodium, calories and fat. But manufacturers insisted that they should also be able to use the labels to highlight beneficial nutrients, including vitamins, minerals and protein. The administration concluded that “in the end, the label was going to be confusing, because those things would be included out of context, and it could make unhealthy foods appear like they had some redeeming quality,” said an official who was…
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Global Health Worker Crisis

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Check out this interactive graphic on the number of health workers in countries around the world. Which countries are faced with a 'critical' health worker shortage? There are 57 countries with fewer than 23 health workers for every 10,000 people, as a result infant and maternal mortality rates far exceed that of developed countries, such as the UK and US   -Katie Smiley
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Nutrition News

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Just wanted to post some interesting New York Times articles about recent nutrition related initiatives here in America... "Wal-Mart Shifts Strategy to Promote Healthy Foods"---Title is pretty self explanatory, but basically Wal-Mart has just drafted a 5-year plan to improve the nutritional content of their food brand. Click here for full article! http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/20/business/20walmart.html?pagewanted=1 "Food Makers Devise Own Label Plan"---following the suggestion of Ms. Obama, the food industry is creating nutrition labels with important nutrition information to be displayed on the front of boxes. while proponents regards this initiative as a good first step to educating consumers about what is in their foods, critics worry that the way the labels are made and the information that is provided may be confusing or may convey misleading information to consumers. Click here for…
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Act Local, Think Global (TONIGHT!)

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[caption id="attachment_275" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=" Thursday (TONIGHT!), Nov. 11th, 8:00 p.m. in Swift 107"][/caption] Community organizing or international development? Working abroad or in your own backyard? How do you engage? They're questions everyone has asked, but few have been able to answer. Join NUCHR, GES, NCDC and GlobeMed for a thought-provoking panel discussion this Thursday (TONIGHT)! This is the next in the "Why Does it Matter, NU?" series, bringing the NU community together to discuss how to follow their passions into sustainable change.
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