Healthy Eating

As a busy college student, you want to eat well. With nutritious on-campus meals, cooking workshops and more, we’re here to help you feel your best.

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Tips for Eating Well

  • Plan ahead — bring food with you on the go to save money and stay healthy
  • Add fruits and vegetables (fresh, frozen, canned, dried) — because they’re delicious, nutritious and can help you feel good!    
  • Reject diet culture — learn about intuitive eating and understand body diversity
  • Diversify your food choices — it's good for you, and the Earth

Eating Well at UB

Access to Food Preparing Meals Eating Patterns

Shopping for Food

UB’s Mall Market shuttle offers weekly trips to local food stores. To save money, plan ahead. Make a shopping list, check for sales, choose seasonal food, and eat before you go! 

If you need food support, visit the Food Support page for more information on Blue Table and to place an order. Students may also be eligible for SNAP food benefits; contact Health Promotion for assistance.

Get Fresh Produce Weekly

Too busy to go grocery shopping for healthy food? Do you find fresh produce to be too expensive? UB is bringing healthy, affordable options right onto campus. 

UB's Veggie Van

UB's Veggie Van is your campus destination for fresh, locally grown produce and a hub of nutrition security innovation. ​We are on a mission to transform the way our campus community thinks about food, making nutritious options accessible to all. 

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

UB students, staff, and faculty can buy shares from the Becker Farms Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and receive boxes of locally-sourced produce delivered directly to campus. It’s an easy, convenient way to access fresh fruits and vegetables without driving to the store. Share contents vary throughout the season. Examples are greens, berries, corn, potatoes, squash, garlic, onions, tomatoes, apples, peaches and  more; amount of produce increases from mid-June through fall.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can help buy healthy food when money is tight.

SNAP benefits are meant to supplement other sources of household income that can be used to purchase food, not to cover the full monthly cost of food for most households.

Meet With a Dietitian for Nutrition Counseling

Meet with UB’s registered dietitian to assess your current lifestyle and get individual nutrition counseling. We offer guidance on nutrition-related medical concerns, as well as provide support regarding eating on campus, body image, saving money on food and more. We promote a non-diet approach to eating that encourages self-compassion, diverse foods and body acceptance. We seek to encourage eating well and enjoying an active lifestyle.

Eating Disorders

If you or someone you know has an eating disorder — including anorexia or bulimia — we have an Eating Disorders Team that can offer the counseling, medical care and nutritional support you need.

> Get help with an eating disorder

Opportunities to Learn About Healthy Eating

At UB, you can discover new foods, take a nutrition class, learn how to cook and join a community supported agriculture (CSA) program.

Upcoming Workshops

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Health Promotion

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University at Buffalo
114 Student Union, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-2837; Fax: (716) 645-6234