News Category: food

Blog: Growing Through the Pandemic (2020-2021 Student Reflection Series)

July 6, 2021

Part of our 2020-2021 Student Reflection Series. Blog post by Nikki Hammond, Microfarm Project Co-Lead with the Campus Environmental Center.

In the News: Good Apple Initiative Assists with Food Insecurity

April 23, 2020

Good Apple, a subscription-based food delivery service, has delivered over 114,000 pounds of fresh produce and pantry staples to more than 3,700 people in need according to The Daily Texan

In the News: UT Outpost Delivers Food to Students

April 20, 2020

During the pandemic, UT Outpost delivered food to 214 students in the first week since reopening.

In the News: Pick Local Event from UT FarmStand

March 6, 2020

Students collected their own salad ingredients from the Jester Garden on Thursday at the UT Farm Stand’s Pick Local, Chews Local event.

In the News: Resources for UT Students Facing Food or Housing Insecurity

Feb. 13, 2020

UT Outpost and support groups are some of the resources available for students facing financial insecurity on campus.

In the News: Vegan Options for Campus Residents Recognized

Nov. 26, 2019

UT Dining received an A+ for their vegan options from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals for the first time since it started grading schools.

Vertical Farming Takes Root on Campus

Oct. 3, 2019

UT Farm Stand's Jester Garden is now home to 20 new Lettuce Grow towers that have already produced 200 pounds of fresh greens for University Housing and Dining meals.

Good Food Purchasing Program Recognized by AASHE

Aug. 28, 2019

This year, the Sustainable Campus Index, an annual publication by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), highlighted UT Austin’s Good Food Purchasing Program as an innovative and high-impact initiative. 

Reducing Food Scraps

Jan. 20, 2019

University Housing and Dining at UT Austin is tackling food waste with data, and students from UT Farm Stand help research ways to reduce the amount of food thrown away.

Reducing Food Waste During the Holidays

Nov. 15, 2018

This blog post from the Campus Environmental Center provides great tips to help reduce food waste during the holidays.