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Meat-In Day 2013 a Great Success!

Posted: March 19, 2013

Collegiate Cattlewomen sponsored the 7th annual Meat-In Day at the University Park Campus, with the theme, "Nice to MEAT you..Pleased to FEED you."
From left, back row: Teddy Fisher, Wildlife Society member; middle row, Olivia Rush, "Patty Melt," Kelsey Morgan; front row, Sarah Dorward, Amanda Mosier, Shelby Harkless and Amanda Klaboe, both Wildlife Society members.

From left, back row: Teddy Fisher, Wildlife Society member; middle row, Olivia Rush, "Patty Melt," Kelsey Morgan; front row, Sarah Dorward, Amanda Mosier, Shelby Harkless and Amanda Klaboe, both Wildlife Society members.

The 7th annual Meat-In Day was held at the Penn State University Park campus on Thursday, March 14, 2013, with the theme, "Nice to MEAT you...Pleased to FEED you."  Originally designed as a response to the "Meat-Out Day" held in protest of eating animal agricultural products, Meat-In Day is now focused on the importance of including meat as part of a healthy diet. 

This year's event was sponsored by Penn State Collegiate Cattlewomen who were joined by members of The Wildlife Society, another student club within the College of Agricultural Sciences.  The Pennsylvania Beef Council assisted in getting the beef products distributed during the event.

Co-chairs were Alyssa Dietrich, Strausstown, and Amanda Mosier, Cochranton, who is also vice president of Collegiate Cattlewomen. Sarah Dorward, president of Cattlewomen, said many students from other clubs stopped by and helped with the project, handing out materials and food.

The students handed out 1000 cheese sticks, 1500 ham sticks, 1260 packs of lebanon bologna, 500 beef sticks and 200 pieces of venison jerky throughout the day. Dorward said club members had the opportunity to educate fellow Penn State students about the importance of animal products in a healthy diet, adding, "Meat In Day 2013 was definitely successful and we are looking forward to next year."

Mosier added, "It is important to continue Meat-In Day because many people are unaware of the many benefits of consuming meat and dairy products in their everyday diets. As in past years, the goal is always to encourage students and faculty to consume animal products by showing them that the products are safe and have health benefits."

Monetary donations from other organizations and businesses helped with the purchase of the food products distributed as part of the event.