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.
Foods marked with this image have ranked high on three or four of the four pillars of sustainability.
Foods marked with this image have ranked high on two of the four pillars of sustainability.
Foods marked with this image have ranked zero or one of the four pillars of sustainability.
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.
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!
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
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.
Menus for the week of August 26- 31st.
Chuck Short Rib Beef
Beef Crumble Cooked
Ground Beef Steak Burger
Philly Puck Raw Frozen Beef
Sliced Knuckle Cab Beef
Steak Chuck Flat, Beef
Beef, Taco filling
Beef Top Inside Round
Beef Top Sirloin
Beef Tripe Honey Comb
Cheddar Cheese Jalapeno Bite
Cheddar Breaded Curd
Cheese with Battered Pretzel
Cheddar Jalapeno Stuffed
Cream Cheese Jalapeno
Scallop Bacon Wrapped
Cheese, American shredded
Cheese, American sliced
Cheese, Assorted Cube
Cheese, Assorted Wedge
Lentil, Dried Bean
Orange, Mandarin, Canned
Pea & Carrot, Frozen
Peach, diced in Juice
Pear, diced in Juice
Pineapple, Canned in Juice
Potatoes, French Fries
Cookie, Animal Cracker
Dough, Puff Pastry
Dough, Cinnamon Roll
Noodle, Chow Mein
Snack Mix, Chex
Appetizer, Frank in a Blanket
Appetizers, Assorted (Catering)
Dip, Spinach Artichoke
Mac & Cheese