Image of the Tempietto in Kogan Plaza during cherry blossom season

Food Task Force

Welcome, and thanks for your interest in the Urban Food Task Force at GW! The Urban Food Task Force is an initiative of George Washington faculty, students, staff, and volunteers who share an interest in healthy eating, sustainable food production, and food policy.

Cooking With Chef Rob

University Chef Robert Donis stars in a series of videos that teach you how to make simple, healthy meals on your own.



Healthy Eating Challenge Begins! 10/24-10/31

The GWU Food Day Challenge is a campus-wide campaign for students to think about what they're eating!  Prizes include gift cards for local dining favorites!

We're asking students to pick one of four challenges for the week-long period of Oct 24th - Oct 31st.

Join us in making healthy food a centerpiece of our daily lives! Tweet photo-evidence of your efforts to meet your chosen challenge to be entered for the chance to win.

  • Challenge #1: Put 3 colors on your plate every day #colorfulmeals #GWFoodDay
  • Challenge #2: Try a new fruit or vegetable every day #tastetest #GWFoodDay
  • Challenge #3: Cook all your own dinners for the week #madefromscratch #GWFoodDay
  • Challenge #4: Eat foods with less than 5 ingredients this week #readlabels #GWFoodDay 

January 21 - 22, 2015

First Ever Food Tank Summit in partnership with The George Washington University
Washington D.C.

Food Tank, in partnership with The George Washington (GW) University, is excited to announce the 1st Annual Food Tank Summit! This two-day event will feature more than 75 different speakers from the food and agriculture field. Researchers, farmers, chefs, policy makers, government officials, and students will come together for TEDx style panels on topics including; food waste, urban agriculture, family farmers, farm workers, and more.

Spotlight

Apple Crunch Day 2013

Apple Day 2013

The GW community picked up a locally grown, sustainable apple located around campus and on U Yard to celebrate Apple Day.

Food Day 2013

Apple Day 2013

From left to right: Dawnita Altieri, President Knapp, Diane Knapp, Jose Andres and Lilia Smelvoka

Apple Day 2013

Apple Day 2013

Pick up a locally grown, sustainable apple located around campus and on U Yard to celebrate Apple Day.

Proud to be GW festival

Proud to be GW

George and the Urban Food Task Force at the "Proud to be GW" Employee Appreciation Festival

Adele Ashkar

Photo: Expo 1

Professor Adele Ashkar discussing the Solar Decathlon project with student Katherine Berry, CCAS '13

Diane Knapp

Photo: Expo 2

Diane Robinson Knapp, M.S.

The Birds and the Bees: Urban Apiaries and Edible Gardens

Photo: Expo 3

Panelists from The Birds and the Bees: Urban Apiaries and Edible Gardens. From left to right: Dr. Hartmut Doebel, Professor Adele Ashkar, Katherine Berry CCAS '13, Valerie Zweig of VSAG.

Thomas Reed

Photo: Expo 4

Thomas Reed discussing Dr. Michael Compton's research with Dr. Uriyoan Colon-Ramos.

Students at Expo

Photo: Expo 5

Students exploring the Expo's research showcase in Continental Ballroom.

Milken Institute School Graduate Students

Photo: Expo 6

Milken Institute School graduate students presenting research.

GroW Garden

GroW Garden

The GroW Garden is a collaborative project that brings together students, faculty, staff and the community to engage in growing food in an urban environment.