UNH Dining Makes “52 Best Colleges for Food in America” List

UNH Dining Makes “52 Best Colleges for Food in America” List

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

UNH Dining has been ranked among the best school dining programs in the country by The Daily Meal, an online foodie publication that reports the latest culinary news and trends around the world.

In the recent announcement of the “52 Best Colleges for Food in America” the UNH Dairy Bar is lauded for its healthy vegetarian and fat-free offerings, unique ice cream flavors, and homemade cheese. Notable mentions in the dining halls include the gluten-free, vegan, and stir-fry stations. Also praised are the numerous events that take place in UNH dining halls such as the annual gingerbread men decorating contest, nutritional cook-offs, and late-night karaoke.

The Daily Meal examined more than 2,000 college and university dining programs around the country to come up with its top choices. Schools were graded in six categories: healthy food, events, local, sustainable, accessibility and service, and the X factor, described as “Something that made our jaws drop.”

Earlier this year, UNH Dining won a prestigious Goldie Award from FoodService Director Magazine for its continual promotion of healthy eating. In the past, Dining Services also has been recognized for having one of the most innovative nutritional meal programs and has received more than 18 Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards which salute the most successful ideas in menus, presentations, special events, and new dining concepts.

“We are delighted to be recognized by The Daily Meal for our dining program. Being ranked among some of the best in the industry speaks volumes for the quality of the program and the effort all of the staff place into providing service every day,” says Jon Plodzik, director of Dining Services. “It is wonderful that our efforts to provide an all-encompassing guest-driven experience are being noticed around the country.”

View a slideshow of all the schools at: http://www.thedailymeal.com/52-best-colleges-food-america-slideshow#ixzz26jZW1Pp9.