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Summer Meal Plan Information
http://www.reslife.uconn.edu/docs/Sum2014_Rates--03.04.2014.pdf. Meals on your meal plan will be available at the following locations - McMahon and South:
  • McMahon Dining unit will be open through July 18th. (McMahon will be closed from July 19th through August 2nd and will re-open on August 3rd.)
  • South will open for dinner on June 22nd and with the exception of July 4th, and remain open all summer.
  • Kosher meals available upon request.
  • Ramadan meals available upon request. See unit manager for details. Ramadan runs from Saturday, June 28th - Monday, July 28th.
Dairy Bar is Now Open for Summer Hours!
The UConn Dairy Bar is now open every day from 11:00am - 10:00pm. The July Sundae of the Month is Red, White & Blueberry...strawberry cheesecake ice cream, blueberries, pound cake, whipped cream and a strawberry on top. Only $5.47.
New Dining Concept to Open in August!

The Department of Dining Services will be presenting a new quick service restaurant this August with a focus on healthy options. "One Plate, Two Plates - Fast Food Served Healthy & Fresh" will be making its debut this August in the Student Union location next to Panda Express. Recognizing the need for a more expansive healthy choice menu, Dining is spending the summer developing menu items that include grain salads, vegetable wraps, and healthy tacos, to name just a few. "One Plate, Two Plates" as conceived with the philosophy that our menu options will be made from non-processed foods. We realize there are individuals on campus that are looking to strive for a healthy balance when it comes to food. More individuals are seeking out natural foods versus foods made with artificial ingredients. We hope that creating a menu based on preparing real food made daily from scratch will meet our community's needs. Watch for us in August!

Dairy Bar Announces New Ice Cream Flavor
The UConn Dairy Bar is now offering a new ice cream flavor: Cotton Candy! Stop by the Dairy Bar between 11:00am - 10:00pm and try some today. And then walk back to Horsebarn Hill to toast the cows that made it all possible.
Don't Miss the Great Local Produce at the Farm Fresh Market Every Thursday!
Fresh, local produce from local vendors including UConn's own Spring Valley Student Farm, straight from the farm to you! The Farm Fresh Market will be held every Thursday, 11:30am - 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.) In case of rain, the market will be held inside the Student Union Food Court area.
 New this season....enter a drawing each week to win a special treat from our market manager!
Register to Attend a Gluten Free Workshop
Dining Services is pleased to offer a Gluten Free Workshop for adults on Wednesday, July 23rd from 6:00pm - 9:00pm at Gelfenbien Dining facility. Taught by award winning UConn chefs, this informative, hands-on workshop will offer strategies and tips to make your gluten free life in the kitchen and at the dinner table more enjoyable. The cost will be $65.00. For more information and to register, please call 860-486-3128 or email beatrice.nerbonne@uconn.edu.
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?

Special allergen and other filters are available on our nutrition page at: http://www.dining.uconn.edu/nutrition.html

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.

UConn Dairy Bar Has a New Facebook Page!
Dairy Bar Now Offering Something New - Queso!
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

Greetings from Dennis Pierce
Director of Dining Services

Welcome to the Spring 2014 Semester

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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.

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