Assistant Director for Nutrition & Sustainability for Oregon State University Housing and Dining Services
Tara Sanders serves as the Assistant Director for Nutrition & Sustainability for Oregon State University Housing and Dining Services. Tara graduated from South Seattle Culinary School and served many years as a chef prior to graduating from Central Washington University with a degree in Food Science and Nutrition and completing her dietetic internship through the University of Northern Colorado. Tara has worked both in the public and private industries as a chef, community nutrition director and clinical dietitian. Her passion is to use these combined skills in partnership with food service operators to promote culinary driven healthy cuisine.
Whether it’s a hospital adopting a plant-forward menu for the health of its patients, a restaurant swapping its beef burger for a blended beef and mushroom burger to satisfy its customers, or a city shifting its food purchasing to reduce its carbon footprint and save money, we are witnessing a wave of institutions that are … read more >>