Naomi Crosby, Year 2 BND student and President of Flinders University Nutrition Club (FUNC) shares with us a few highlights from a very busy 2017. FUNC held the second annual Nutrition Ball on September 2nd 2017 at Plant4Bowden. We managed to raise $1000 profit from the ball, and donated it to the Community Foodies collective movement. The night saw students from Flinders, UniSA and Adelaide all with an interest in Nutrition, gathering together at this local food hub, with sustainable caterer, Francesco’s and many generous donations including goody-bags from Charlesworth Nuts.
This year, FUNC also held two bake sales with proceeds going towards the Cancer Council. This connection was strengthened in FUNC team participating in the Adelaide Central Relay for Life held on May 6th-7th. Many teams camped over night at Bonython Park with at least one member always walking around a track in symbolism that cancer doesn’t stop.
On behalf of the committee and wider club, the year has been a successful one of building new connections and forging new paths and initiatives. I’d like to thank the student members for their investment in the club and willingness to try new things to make change. Next year holds even more possibilities of partnerships and furthering our involvement and positive modelling of nutrition within the community. The 2018 committee is to be elected this Friday the 20th of October.
FUNC executive for 2017 (L-R) Naomi Crosby – President, Bethany Jones – Vice President, Ella Murphy-O’Neill – Secretary, Matthew Gluyas – Treasurer. @ Plant4Bowden on the 2nd of September for the second annual Nutrition Ball. Photo Credit: Nick Lyons of Ascend Photography.