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
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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. 

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.

UB's Veggie Van

UB's Veggie Van is another campus destination for fresh, locally grown produce! A School of Public Health and Health Professions project, the Veggie Van is a hub of nutrition security innovation on a mission to transform the way our campus community thinks about food, making nutritious options accessible to all. 

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.

Snacking Tuesdays

Convenient access to fresh fruit. Grab a snack. Elevate your mood. Feed your body.

Free Fruit Available Weekly

Different fruits available every Tuesday on North Campus and Wednesdays on South Campus.


North Campus (Tuesdays)

  • Health Promotion 114 SU
  • Campus Living, 106 Red Jacket
  • Counseling Services, 120 Richmond
  • Parking & Transportation, 106 Spaulding
  • Student Union Welcome Booth, SU Lobby
  • Student Unions, 235 SU
  • Intercultural & Diversity Center, 240 SU
  • Student Engagement Office, 150 SU
  • International Student Services, 210 Talbert
  • Tutoring & Academic Student Services, 130 Capen
  • Student Support Services, 209 Baldy
  • Career Design Center, 259 Capen
  • Accessibility Resources, 60 Capen
  • Educational Opportunity Center, 215 Norton
  • Residential Fitness Centers (Richmond, Roosevelt on North Campus; Goodyear on South Campus)
  • WISE (Women in Science & Engineering), 126 Bell
  • Veteran's Lounge, SU 321

South Campus (Wednesdays)

  • 1 Diefendorf
  • Diefendorf, Student Lounge
  • Pharmacy School, 1st floor cafe area
  • Nursing School, Wende Hall, Lounge
  • Hayes Hall, School of Architecture, Library lounge, 2nd floor cafe area
  • Kimball Tower, 1st Floor

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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.

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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.

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Health Promotion

Student Life

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

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