UB Sustainable Food Guide

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Food Options at Crossroad Culinary Center, C3, dinner service

We want to make it easier for you to live sustainably at UB! One way that you, as the consumer, can help make UB and the Buffalo region more sustainble is through your food choices. Use this sustainable food guide to make sustainable choices when you are dining at UB. 

Even choosing one sustainable meal a day can make an impact and help save the environment. 

All items purchased by UB dining have been reviewed and categorized into four pillars of sustainability: Manufacturer/Local, Environmental Sustainability, Animal Welfare, and Nutrition. These metrics were chosen based on the great work of the Good Food Purchasing Program from the Center for Good Food Purchasing.

It is important to note that not every food offered on our campus has been rated. The items below are examples of the foods that had the most information available for assessment.

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Eat up!

Foods marked with this image have ranked high on three or four of the four pillars of sustainability. 

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Sustainable Friendly Food

Foods marked with this image have ranked high on two of the four pillars of sustainability. 

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Food to Eat Sparingly

Foods marked with this image have ranked zero or one of the four pillars of sustainability. 

UB's Sustainable Food Guide:

Good Food Purchasing Metrics

Food Miles

Shop Local! Although many manufacturers are making the push to become more sustainable, local productions and farms are more sustainable because of their short trips to the market.

Environmental Sustainability

Mass food production is a major cause of environmental deterioration. The food industry is accountable for a large portion of CO2 emissions, as well as waste water contimination and deforestation. These are the main causes of environmental degradation. Choosing a manufacturer or producer that reduces emissions, waste and deforestation is vital when deciding to eat sustainably!

Animal Welfare

Manufacturers that apply the five freedoms rule have the animal and the consumer’s best interest in mind. The five freedoms for the humane treatment of animals are:

1.       Freedom from hunger and thirst

2.       Freedom from discomfort (shelter is provided)

3.       Freedom from pain, injury or disease

4.       Freedom to express normal animal behavior

5.       Freedom from fear and distress

Nutrition

The nutritional values listed are subject to change due to preparation and added ingredients. Eating a balanced, nutritious meal is important in living a healthy life. Additional nutritional information can be found on the UB's campus here.

Weekly Menu

Menus for the week of August 26- 31st.

Monday

C3.
C3 2.
C3 3.
Gov 1.
gov 2.
Main 1.
Main 2.
Market 3.

Tuesday

C3 Breakfast.
C3 Breakfast 2.
C3 Dinner 1.
C3 Dinner 2.
C3 Dinner 3.
Gov Breakfast 1.
Gov Breakfast 2.
Gov dinner 1.
Gov Dinner 2.
Gov Dinner 2.
Main Street Break 1.
Main Street Break 2.
Main Street dinner 1.
Main Street dinner 2.
Main Street Dinner 3.
Main Street dinner 4.

Wednesday

Breakfast C3.
Break dinner c3.
Dinner c3.
c3 Dinner 3.
Gov Breakfast.
Gov 2.
Gov dinner.
Gov dinner.

Thursday

C3 Breakfast.
C3 Breakfast.
C3 Dinner.
C3 Dinner.
Governors.
Governors.
Governors.
Governor.
Main.
Main.
Main 3.
Main 4.

Friday

c3 breakfast.
C3 breakfast.
c3 dinner.
c3 dinner.
Governors 1.
Governors 2.
Governors 3.
Main 1.
Main 2.
Main 3.
Main 4.
Main 5.

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Animal Products

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Bacon (Pork)


Beef Paste

 

Chicken Paste

 

Beef, Barbacoa

 

Beef Sirloin

 

Beef Brisket

 

Chuck Short Rib Beef

 

Beef Crumble Cooked

 

Beef Diced

 

Beef Eye

 

Beef Flank

 

Ground Beef

 

Beef Patty

 

Ground Beef Steak Burger

 

Philly Puck Raw Frozen Beef

 

Sliced Knuckle Cab Beef

 

Steak Chuck Flat, Beef

 

Steak Tenderloin

 

Strip Sirloin

 

Beef, Taco filling

 

Tenderloin Beef

 

Beef Top Inside Round

 

Beef Top Sirloin

 

Beef Tripe Honey Comb

 

Butter

 

Beef Wellington

 

Cheddar Cheese Jalapeno Bite

 

Cheddar Breaded Curd

 

Cheese with Battered Pretzel

 

Mozzerella Sticks

 

Cheddar Jalapeno Stuffed

 

Cream Cheese Jalapeno

 

Quesadilla Chicken

 

Scallop Bacon Wrapped

 

Cheese, American shredded

 

Cheese, American sliced

 

Cheese, Asiago

 

Cheese, Assorted Cube

 

Cheese, Assorted Wedge 

 

Chicken

 

Yogurt 

 

Salmon

 

Shrimp

 

Egg 

 

Ice Cream 

 

Milk 

 

Pork products

 

Turkey products

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Fruits and Vegetables

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Apple

 

Applesauce

 

Avocado

 

Artichoke Heart

 

Bananas

 

Bean 

 

Beet 

 

Berries, Mixed

 

Blueberries

 

Broccoli

 

Caper

 

Carrot

 

Cauliflower 

 

Cherry, Maraschino

 

Coconuts

 

Coleslaw 

 

Corn 

 

Cranberries, dried

 

Fig, dried

 

Fruit Salad 

 

Honey

 

Assorted Jelly

 

Assorted Jam

 

Assorted Juice 

 

Lettuce 

 

Ketchup

 

Lentil, Dried Bean

 

Mango, Frozen

 

Milk, Coconut

 

Milk, Almond

 

Milk, Soy

 

Orange, Mandarin, Canned

 

Pea & Carrot, Frozen

 

Pea

 

Peach, diced in Juice 

 

Pear, diced in Juice 

 

Pepper, Bell

 

Pepper, Chili

 

Pepper, Bell

 

Pickles

 

Pineapple, Canned in Juice 

 

Potatoes, French Fries

 

Potatoes, Mashed

 

Pumpkin, Canned

 

Raisin

 

Raspberry

 

Soybean, Edemame

 

Spinach, Frozen

 

Squash, puree

 

Strawberries, Frozen 

 

Tomato 

 

Vegetable Blend

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Breads, Pastas, Miscellaneous Grains

rice.

Browse Breads, Pastas, and Miscellaneous Grains

Bagel

 

Batter, Muffin

 

Biscuit, Buttermilk

 

Bread 

 

Bun, Hamburger

 

Bun, Hotdog

 

Cereal

 

Chips

 

Churro

 

Cinnamon Roll

 

Cookie, Animal Cracker

 

Cookies, Assorted

 

Cornbread

 

Cracker, Goldfish

 

Cracker, Graham

 

Cracker, Saltine

 

Croissant

 

Crouton

 

Crumbs, Bread 

 

Crust, Pizza

 

Dough, Cookie

 

Dough, Croissant

 

Dough, Pizza

 

Dough, Puff Pastry

 

Dough, Cinnamon Roll

 

English Muffin

 

Flour, Almond

 

Flour, White

 

French Toast 

 

Grain Blends

 

Grits

 

Mix, Cornbread

 

Mix, Pancake

 

Muffins, Assorted 

 

Noodle, Chow Mein

 

Pancake

 

Pasta 

 

Pretzels 

 

Rice 

 

Rolls, Assorted 

 

Snack Bars 

 

Snack Mix, Chex

 

Tortilla 

 

Waffle

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Pre-made Foods

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Appetizer, Frank in a Blanket

 

Appetizers, Assorted (Catering)

 

Cake 

 

Chili

 

Dip, Spinach Artichoke

 

Egg Roll

 

Falafel

 

Hummus 

 

Lasagna 

 

Mac & Cheese 

 

Omlette

 

Onion rings

 

Pierogi

 

Pizza 

 

Pudding 

 

Quiche

 

Salad, Macaroni

 

Salad, Potato

 

Soup, Assorted 

 

Spanikopita

 

Tofu

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