Menus of Change

Northeastern Dining is a proud member of the Menus of Change University Research Collaborative.

The MCURC, jointly led by The Culi­nary Insti­tute of America and Stan­ford Uni­ver­sity, is com­prised of 49 higher edu­ca­tion insti­tu­tions. It is a con­sor­tium born out of the Menus of Change ini­tia­tive launched in 2012 by the CIA and the Har­vard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

The col­lab­o­ra­tive pro­motes inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research and infor­ma­tion sharing among uni­ver­sity chefs, food ser­vice direc­tors, busi­ness admin­is­tra­tors, and stu­dents with the goal of moving con­sumers toward healthier, more sus­tain­able diets.

The principles of Menus of Change provide unique guidance for the foodservice industry and bring together findings from nutritional and environmental science perspectives on optimal food choices, trends in consumer preferences, and impacts of projected demographic shifts. At Northeastern, we have highlighted the following principles in our residential and retail dining locations: