October 15, 2014 by Jacqueline O'Leary, MS, Dietetic Intern
Jacqueline O’Leary writes on how the food industry is changing for the better.
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.
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