Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared Explorations, Spring 2016. Roger ‘Doc’ Locandro retired in 1999 after 38 years on the faculty of the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources. But there are still alumni who recall his effective teaching style and lasting influence. “When I think of being a Rutgers University student, Roger ‘Doc’ […]
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The faculty and students associated with Dietetics, one of the options in the Nutritional Sciences Program at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, have had an amazing year! Peggy Policastro, nutritionist at Rutgers Dining Services and director of Behavioral Nutrition and the Student Ambassador Program was selected to receive the Mary Abbott Hess Award […]
Fortunate is the person who can parlay a childhood fascination into an academic and professional career. Peggy Policastro is a fortunate person. Peggy, a registered dietician, is the nutritionist for Rutgers Dining Services, and the director of behavioral nutrition with the Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health (IFNH). She also holds a master’s degree in […]
When Joe Charette (Cook ’77) came back to Rutgers in 1989 as an associate director with Rutgers Dining Services, one of his responsibilities was the charming white house at 199 College Avenue – the Rutgers Club, a gem of a gathering place for more than 50 years. Now executive director of Dining Services since 2011, […]
Following a three-year campaign and a petition drive that collected over 3,000 signatures, the Rutgers University dining program will no longer purchase eggs from hens raised in battery cage confinement systems, Rutgers United for the Welfare of Animal…
Rutgers Dining Services emphasizes variety, quality, and healthy eating. Rutgers is very proud of its Dining Services, which is overseen by alumnus Joe Charette (CC ’77) as executive director. The operation is one of the largest collegiate dining services in the country and runs four student dining facilities, serving more than 5 million meals annually. […]
On August 29, the 2012 Great Tomato Tasting at the Clifford E. and Melda C. Snyder Research and Extension Farm drew an estimated crowd of 1,400 to sample more than 100 varieties of tomatoes along with basil, peaches, apples, melons, honey and more. New to this year’s event was a chef demonstration and tasting by […]