- The Food Literacy Project (at Harvard University Dining Services) cultivates an understanding of food from the ground up. Education focuses on four integrated areas of food and society: agriculture, nutrition, food preparation and community. Ultimately, the project goal is to promote enduring knowledge, enabling consumers to make informed food choices.
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Harvard University Dining Services runs a complex operation. In this web series, the Food Literacy Project will be interviewing different members of the Harvard University Dining Services, with one primary goal: provide more transparency in how food reaches your plate … Continue reading
Half a million plants grow inside Backyard Farms’ 42 acres of greenhouse. Photo credit: Stacey Cramp, New York Times At HUDS, the policy is to buy locally whenever possible. Our purchasing department spends significant time identifying new local partners and sustaining … Continue reading
In an article published recently, the Harvard Gazette addresses how Harvard University Dining Services maintains a sharp focus from ocean to plate, adjusting its menu while working through a set of complex challenges. Click here to view the full article … Continue reading
(Lafayette Shopping Center, Mies Van der Rohe, Harvard Loeb Design Library) Cambridge, MA doesn’t have a FreshDirect, but this NY Times story on FreshDirect did a nice job of illustrating many of the purchasing complexities present in an institutional dining system. … Continue reading
How can a dining service that serves 25,000 meals a day source from a garden on a tenth of an acre? Here at the Food Literacy Project, we’ve toyed with ways that students can have a hand in the food … Continue reading