To collaborate on research and education in support of culinary-centric, evidence-based food systems innovation within and beyond universities.
This initiative leverages the unique position of universities to advance these types of life-long food choices among students—who will soon be parents and adult decision-makers—by connecting a diversity of insights from academic programs, dining services, and athletics (performance dining). The purpose of MCURC is to create a culture of sharing and innovation within and among colleges and universities using the Menus of Change principles in their campus dining operations, and to develop a research agenda related to those principles.
Since its opening, Bruin Plate makes the healthy the easy choice. Similar to the Menus of Change Principles, Bruin Plate’s concept has focused on nutritionally balanced food choices, creatively incorporating freshly prepared high quality ingredients to ensure the best flavor profiles and exciting menu choices. It also employs sustainability “best practices” in food service operations.
Examples of concepts and principles that have been driving Bruin Plate’s menu, since it opened.
MCURC — http://www.moccollaborative.org/
Menus of Change — http://www.menusofchange.org/
Bruin Plate supports UCLA's Healthy Campus Initiative (HCI) by making healthy choices easy. The following are our menu development guidelines and nutrition standards:
Specific nutrition criteria was developed as guide for recipe development under the direction of the Dining Services registered dietitian. The criteria is listed below: