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We see UVM’s campus food system as a living laboratory for understanding the connections between production, distribution, consumption, and sustainability. The Real Food Challenge is a national organization that provides the institution with tools and strategies to support the development of a sustainable, local, fair, and humane food system through responsible procurement decisions.

Confused about what all this means for the food you're eating? Check out this myth-busting blog post by one of our student leaders: 5 Myths About the Real Food Challenge

What's new?

Make a donation to support our work! All contributions directly support student internships, research, and professional development. Donate here.

Want to know how much Real Food is served in your dining hall? Check out the charts on our new Dining Units by the Numbers page!

UVM Real Food Challenge featured in Food Management magazine! "UVM Way Ahead in Meeting Real Food Challenge Goals" – July 10, 2017 

On April 17, 2017, UVM announced it had met the Real Food Campus Commitment to serve 20% Real Food by 2020. UVM set a new goal of 25% by 2020. Read more.

Former UVM grad student publishes research on the Real Food Challenge at UVM. Read more.

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Learn more about the Real Food Challenge campaign, both at UVM and at the national level.

Join the movement

Join the movement for a just and sustainable food system at UVM: Get involved today!

What's Real on Campus?

Learn about the local, sustainably-produced, humane, and fair-trade products that make up our Real Food percentage.