Cornell proudly supports healthy and sustainable food efforts by offering student-grown organic foods for the community to enjoy, supporting regional farms, and reducing food waste on campus.
Our dining facilities aim to lessen the environmental footprint related to day-to-day dining operations through the use of reusable mugs, compostable food packaging, tray-less dining and other earth-friendly options whenever possible. Cornell Dining demonstrates a commitment to sustainability through programs such as the Local Food Growers Initiative, enabling the University to purchase fresh produce from local sources. To further promote sustainable food in our community Cornell Dining also organizes events with local farmers and chefs to build partnerships that support healthy and sustainable food habits, such as our annual Farm-to-You Fall Harvest Dinner.
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Nutrition & Health
Ensuring the all-encompassing health of farmers, growers, and consumers.
Making nutritious food available for all, no matter economic or social background.
Local, Sustainable, & Plant-Based
Creating systems that benefit our bodies, our lifestyles, and our community.
Food & Dining Rankings and Ratings
Cornell University completes the AASHE STARS report annually and reports publicly on over 300 sustainability metrics. Learn more about our Food & Dining scores and progress on our STARS page.
60% of meals at Cornell University are local, sustainable, or plant-based. Learn more about this and other sustainability awards.