Conscious Heat

An 100% West Virginia-Grown Product that cultivates food security while strengthening opportunities for farmers. This service-learning project allows W.V.U. students the opportunity to apply lessons learned in Food Service Systems Management and Community Nutrition to strengthen West Virginia’s Food System.

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Growing With purpose

Students from the WVU Student Association of Nutrition & Dietetics club grow a variety of hot peppers at the community garden plots.

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Beyond the book

Students from the WVU Human Nutrition & Foods program dehydrate the peppers and mix them with J.Q. Dickinson Salt. This hands-on experience allows for an greater understanding of food safety, food processing and food entrepreneurship

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Cultivating food security

The final product is sold by the WVU Student Association of Nutrition & Dietetics. 100% of proceeds go towards subsidizing more CSA Shares through the Farm to Families program.