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"A nutritionally sound campus increases intake of safe, healthy and sustainable food; supports development of nutrition skills and knowledge; and promotes health and wellbeing for all members of the UBC community." — UBC Action Framework for a Nutritionally Sound Campus


A well-balanced, nourishing diet helps us all to thrive, fueling the important academic and professional work that happens in our classrooms, workplaces and research labs.  Ensuring our communities have access to diverse, nutritious, safe and culturally acceptable food on our campuses is crucial to supporting their success, health and wellbeing.

The UBC community has long supported sustainable and equitable food systems—UBC's Vancouver campus was the first Fair Trade campus in North America, the 24-hectare UBC Farm provides fresh, organic produce to a number of food outlets and the AMS Food Bank  and Food Exchange work tirelessly to reduce food insecurity for students in need of support. From Meatless Mondays in residences, to food recovery programs and weekly on-campus farm markets and more, UBC is exploring new ways to make nutritious food more accessible and available to our community and help achieve our vision for a nutritionally sound campus.

 

Frameworks and Strategies

Wellbeing Strategic Framework Food and Nutrition Targets and Indicators 

Target

Increase Food Security: Reduce food insecurity for UBC community members by 2025*

Indicator

Baseline and target established % students, staff & faculty reporting food insecurity

Target

Healthy Beverage Consumption: 50% reduction in sugar-sweetened beverage consumption on our campuses by 2025**

* Targets to be developed based on 2019 baseline data ** Using a 2019 baseline

Indicator

% SSB sales % SSB availability in outlets/vending % buildings that have at least one tap water fixture with bottle filling capacity

 

    Learn more about Targets & Indicators 

    Read the Wellbeing Strategic Framework 

     

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    Across campus departments and units are working together to tackle concerns about food security and availability of healthy food options on campus. For more information on food and nutrition on our campuses, visit their websites. 

    UBC has a number of policies and practices  in place to ensure that the food provided on our campuses supports the health and wellbeing of our community members. 

    We all have a hand in shaping campus environments that support health, wellbeing, and sustainability. By championing wellbeing, we can build stronger and more inclusive communities at UBC and beyond.