Food Trail

Food Trail

Free for all participants!

Get hands-on experience through this unique, community- and skill-building program

Interested in food and nutrition?

You don't have to be a nutrition major or an upperclassman to get hands-on experience through the unique, community- and skill-building Food Trail program.

These experiences include

  • exploring local food and nutrition organizations and businesses
  • food insecurity
  • sustainable food production
  • social media content development related to food and nutrition
  • food truck model as a means of influencing food choices

Get in on Oregon road trips and five hands-on, private education experiences fueled by OSU expertise, which culminate in an optional pitch competition with prizes and an opportunity for service learning.

The Food Trail begins in fall 2023 and is offered by the OSU Nutrition and Dietetics Club.

Answer a few short questions to get more information on dates and times from a member of the Nutrition and Dietetics Club.

See you on the Food Trail!


Tailgate-themed launch party

3:30-5 p.m. Friday, September 29, Milam Hall 201


If you’re an OSU undergraduate from any major who wants to explore food from novel perspectives, join us at a tailgate-themed launch party as the Nutrition and Dietetics Club kicks off the FOOD TRAIL!

Sign-up space is limited for the events below. People who attend the launch party get first chance on sign-up for the other events, so be sure to attend the launch party to get on the Food Trail!

More events may be added, so check back soon! Events are represented as accurately as possible, although changes in exact itineraries may need to happen.

Pumpkin Patch/Small Farm Practices

3:15-6:30 p.m. Friday, October 13


We’ll transport you to a local farm to talk with a farmer about current practices, marketing strategies, challenges and innovations. Enjoy a hayride! Get lost in the corn maze (but please figure it out in time to catch the van back)! Everything is paid for; you are only responsible for optional pumpkin and refreshment purchases.

Food and Our Ocean!

Noon - 7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 26

Spaces still available. Sign up now!


Join us as we transport students to Newport, Ore., and the Hatfield Marine Science Center for an insider tour of the aquaculture lab, discussions about sustainable seafood systems in Oregon, a visit to the Yaquina Bay Ocean Cluster Lab (a community-based Food Hub managed by Central Coast Food Web), and discussions about food access and security as well as entrepreneurial food solutions. Weather permitting, we’ll take some time to walk the beach and dip our toes before heading back to Corvallis. 

Did we mention you’ll get to taste test Dulse (bacon-flavored seaweed)? Join us on this adventure!

These opportunities were curated in collaboration with the Marine Studies Institute.

Fabulous Fungi!

9 a.m. - Return to OSU at 4 p.m. Sunday, October 29


Travel to the Mt. Pisgah Arboretum Mushroom Festival just outside of Eugene! We’re providing transportation, conversation and the entrance fee to this event featuring all-things mushroom.

Check it out here: Mushroom Festival – Mount Pisgah Arboretum