Dining Services Farm Fresh Market will be coming soon to Fairfield Way! Fresh, local produce from UConn's own Spring Valley Student Farm, straight from the farm to you! The Farm Fresh Market will be held every Thursday, 11:00am - 1:30pm, on Fairfield Way by the Student Union, beginning May 22nd through the Fall. Stop by on the way to class or on your lunch break and see what local goods are available. (Cash only please.) See you there!
The annual Earth Day Spring Fling is next week on Tuesday, April 22nd - EARTH DAY! Come to Fairfield Way from 11:00am - 2:00pm and celebrate the day with eco-friendly exhibits, sustainable vendors and always local, organic foods! Too much fun to miss! Dining Services will have special menu offerings for only $9.00 cash or flex passes. Earth Day Spring Fling is presented by The Office of Environmental Policy, EcoHusky and Dining Services. http://www.dining.uconn.edu/docs/news_press/earthdayposter2014.pdf
UConn Dining Services Wins Silver in Sustainability
UConn Dining Services has been recognized as one of the SILVER recipients for the 2014 Sustainability Awards, given by The National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS). The Sustainability Awards annually recognize and honor member institutions that have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the promotion and implementation of environmental sustainability, specifically as it relates to campus dining operations.
The NACUFS Sustainability Awards support the globally accepted triple bottom line philosophy, a method of evaluating operational performance by measuring financial success as well as environmental sustainability and social responsibility-also known as "people, planet, profit."
More than 55 colleges and universities across North America submitted entries in four categories, including Procurement Practices, Outreach and Education, Waste Management, and Energy and Water Conservation.
Did you know you can set menu filter options on the Dining Services menu and nutrition webpage?
To filter available menu choices by allergens, vegan, or other options, click on one of the dining locations to view the menus. In the upper right section of the webpage, you will see "Set Filters." Click on that link and you will be able to select any of the filters that you wish to activate within the menu displays and then check "Apply." These filters will stay active until you click "Modify Filters" in the same upper right corner of the webpage. This advanced search option will help you in designing meal options perfect for you.
Due to the Passover holiday, NOSH Kosher sandwiches will not be available beginning Saturday, April 5th through Wednesday, April 23rd.
The UConn Dairy Bar April Sundae is....
The Egg Hunt Easter Basket! Creamy Black Raspberry ice cream, covered with marshmallow and whipped cream, sprinkled with Jelly Belly jellybeans and coconut, all served in a waffle bowl. Only $5.47 at the Dairy Bar. http://www.dining.uconn.edu/news_press.html
The UConn Dairy Bar is now offering its own, made-in-house fresh queso cheese! Just in time for your Superbowl parties, you can purchase queso by the pound for only $6.50. Stop in the Dairy Bar and purchase some today!
Greetings from Dennis Pierce Director of Dining Services
Mission Statement: The Department of Dining Services' purpose is to nourish the university community by providing quality, diverse and nutritious foods with consideration for our environment. We believe that successful business and individual responsibility for sustainable development go hand-in-hand. Together, we can help sustain the planet.