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

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.

Share Size Cost per week* Number of people fed
Mini $19 1-2
Small $30 2-3
Large $52 4-5

*Flexibility to skip weeks. Slight discount if you prepay.

  • Membership levels: whole season (20 weeks); auto-renews (week-by-week); or 10 deliveries (half season). Auto-renewing and 10 delivery term participants can customize their delivery dates throughout the season.
  • Participants who pre-pay receive a discount, but there is no flexibility to hold or reschedule deliveries
  • All shares are half-off with SNAP benefits (Contact Oscar 716-280-1500)
  • Payment is managed through the Becker Farms website

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

Student Life

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

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