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From Florida Farms to Gator Tables

UF, Gator Dining, and Florida farmers are working together to put local food on campus tables   Turnips and radishes grown at Siembra Farm in southeast Gainesville may travel only 4.7 miles to Gator Corner. Varieties of lettuce grown at Traders Hill Farm in Hilliard, 87 miles north of campus, are harvested before sunrise and […]

Covid-19 Campus Resources

Below is a collection of links for resources and information on campus as it relates to Covid-19. STUDENTS Students can now be screened and tested for COVID-19 once a week through Screen, Test & Protect. For students who test positive or have come in contact with someone who has tested positive, Student Affairs and the Dean of […]

Gator Dining Services partners with Florida Cattle Ranchers

Starting in January 2020, Gator Dining Services/Aramark, the official food service provider of the University of Florida, began purchasing local beef products from Florida Cattle Ranchers (FCR). Through this partnership, Gator Dining Services (GDS) will incorporate “Fresh From Florida” beef into meals at the Fresh Food Company and Gator Corner Dining Center, furthering Dining Services’ […]

University of Florida Joins JED Campus to Support Student Mental Health

Tomorrow, the University of Florida will kick off a partnership with JED Campus in support of student well-being and mental health. The program is part of a nationwide initiative from The Jed Foundation (JED) designed to help schools evaluate and strengthen their mental health, substance misuse and suicide prevention programs and systems to ensure schools […]

Champions for Change

A partnership of the Office of Sustainability and Healthy Gators, the Champions for Change Awards recognize individuals or groups in the UF community who have made significant contributions in the areas of sustainability and health during their time at UF. The award categories are: Sustainability (which can encompass efforts made in the areas of waste […]

Healthy Campus Week

The Wellness Programming subcommittee led by Jackie Sherman hosted Healthy Campus Week in support of Partnership for a Healthier America(PHA). The Healthy Campus Week  was celebrated September 23-27, with many events planned across campus for students, faculty,and staff. The Kick-off event was held on Monday 2-4 pm at Plaza of the Americas. This inaugural event […]

Partnership For a Healthier America

PHA partners with colleges and universities across the nation to create campus environments that encourage and support greater physical activity and healthier eating habits. In October of 2018, an MOU was executed between the University of Florida and the Partnership for a Healthier America. This document identifies 23 guidelines across the areas of food/nutrition, physical […]