Sustainable Food Community
Food Solutions New England (FSNE) is a University of New Hampshire-based initiative designed to promote food systems that support sustainable farm and food enterprises and sound nutrition in New England communities. FSNE promotes comprehensive, systemic approaches linking farm, food, nutrition, and social justice issues using analysis and visualization to help improve the integrity and viability of the regional food system.
The UNH Food Task Force examines sustainability issues related to food and its role in the UNH community. The overarching goal of the Food Task Force parallels the UNH Energy Task Force and Ecosystem Task Force: to serve in an advisory capacity to the UNH President and be responsible for making recommendations on the fullrange of issues that relate to food across the CORE (curriculum, operations, research, and engagement).
The Food Task Force will formulate recommendations by considering the teaching, research, and engagement mission of the university and its core value of sustainability. The Food Task force will also consider the ways that UNH operations intersect with food, such as its long-range Master Plan or by supporting Healthy UNH’s goal of being the healthiest campus community by 2020. The Food Task Force complements and integrates the work of related UNH groups including:UNH conventional and organic dairies,UNH farms and greenhouses, UNH Organic Garden Club, UNH Dining, UNH Slow Food, Healthy UNH, Cooperative Extension.
NHAES stewards federal and state funding to provide unbiased and objective research concerning diverse aspects of sustainable agriculture, aquaculture, forest management, and related wildlife and natural resources.
NH Farm to School (NHFTS) is a statewide program working to connect NH farms and schools. Farm to school connections enable schools to serve healthy, locally grown foods in their cafeterias, integrate farms, food, and nutrition into their curriculum, and explore food and agriculture-based learning opportunities.
STUDENT ORGANIC GARDEN CLUB
The UNH Organic Garden Club (OGC) is a student-run organization established in 2003, the mission of which is to cultivate a campus-community organic farm focused on promoting social, economic, and environmental sustainability.
An online guide to help you choose healthy items to eat in the UNH Dining Halls.
The Local Harvest Initative is a growing partnership of UNH Dining, Sustainability Institute, and local producers. Through the Local Harvest Initiative,UNH Dining is committed to serving locally, regionally, and sustainably grown, produced, and manufactured items to the greatest extent possible. Many of these items are included regularly in the dining halls and campus retail outlets, and others are purchased for special events such as the annual Local Harvest Feast. The sustainability commitment of UNH Dining is part of the university’s broader Food & Society Initiative, which commits UNH to being a sustainable food community that promotes healthy food systems from farm to fork to health and nutrition outcomes.
Slow Food at the University of New Hampshire is a collective effort to educate students, faculty, and the local Durham community about the production, consumption, and enjoyment of foods that are Good to the senses, Clean for the environment, and sold through Fair practices that support local economies.