By Wendy Sarubbi | February 6, 2012 2:36 pm

For the second year, UCF College of Medicine M.D. students have received a “green” gift and a lesson in environmental responsibility from Tupperware Brands.

On January 31, Yolanda Londoño, vice president, global social responsibility, of the Orlando-based company, presented the 80 M-1 students with reusable tote bags filled with a selection of Tupperware products. Students also received tips on preparing easy, healthful recipes.

Londoño told the students that the products emphasize social responsibility and sustainability because they provide alternatives to disposable items. “We hope these products will help you talk with others about preserving the planet,” she said.

The gift bags included a  Tupperware SmartSteamer, which steams food in the microwave; reusable Eco Water Bottles; a lunch bag with containers and tumblers; a set of snack cups; a two-piece set of Flat Out! containers that collapse to save storage space; and a Quick Chef Pro System, a nonelectric kitchen processor for chopping and whisking.  Each student also received a USB loaded with recipes demonstrated during the session.

When Chef Carol Stafford of Tupperware USA/Canada took the stage, students applauded as she showed them how to prepare Chicken Chipotle Tacos in the SmartSteamer and coleslaw using the Quick Chef Pro.

M-1 student Mary Ashby said she liked Tupperware’s message of sustainability and added,” I’m excited about the lunch bag and salad spinner. We appreciate Tupperware coming out.”

Along with the products, the easy recipes impressed M-1 student  Kamal Goyal.

Kamal smiled, pointed to his gifts and explained:  “I don’t cook things that take a long time, so I’ll be using these.”

Last April, Tupperware presented 100 M-1s and M-2s with lunch kits for “meals on the go.”


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