SPE Certified


UMass Amherst

Various Cuisines

University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
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UMass Dining Services is the 2nd largest campus dining operation in the nation with 16,500 students on various meal plans, and serves more than 40,000 meals daily. After being named #3 best campus food in the 2013 edition of the Princeton Review’s Best 377 Colleges, UMass Amherst climbed to #2 in 2014.

Its award-winning dining program is perfectly aligned with SPE Certified’s ethos of providing healthy AND delicious food -- which was developed by chefs and dietitians and validated by world-renowned nutrition experts. Ken Toong and his top-flight team have an obvious passion for food, as well as a single-minded focus to provide students with convenience, flexibility and variety in the university’s well-balanced meal options.


Achieved a score of 80% or greater.


Achieved a score between 50% and 80%.


Achieved a score between 30% and 50%.

Offers items that meet SPE criteria for a balanced plate.