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Our goal is for every CSUSB member to have access to healthy and sustainable food. In direct support of the CSU basic needs initiative and the Real Food Challenge, both the San Bernardino and Palm Desert campuses will provide food security to its students. Additionally, the University will provide healthy food from sustainable sources. A food recovery app was developed by ITS and students to make sure suitable food is not thrown away.  It is being beta-tested in the MyCoyote App. Visit the Obershaw Den website for more information.  Obershaw Den

What is sustainable food?

Foods that are produced, distributed, and disposed of in a way that supports local businesses, doesn’t exploit vulnerable populations, and promotes fair wages and work environments.


Healthy Proteins

Meat, poultry, fish, eggs, nuts, and seed group provide essential proteins and nutrients that are vital for health and maintenance of your body.

Lean proteins:

  • Chicken
  • Fish
  • Turkey


  • Stronger bones, skin, and blood
  • Promotes healthy lean muscle growth

Photo of cooked chicken, tomato, kaboob, and corn.

Fruits and Vegetables

Still stuck on the food pyramid? Well that’s old news! My Plate is the new and improved standard in nutrition. As part of a healthy diet, individuals should be eating 1 to 2 cups of fruits and vegetables every day.

Fun fact:

  • Tomatoes are a part of the fruit family
  • Bananas are berries
  • Fruits and vegetables reduce your risk for cancer

For more information, visit: Choose My Plate

"Fruits, Grains, Vegetables, Protein and Dairy"


Vegetarian and Vegan:

Meats aren’t the only form of protein. Beans and peas also provide a great source of protein, these include:

  • Kidney beans
  • Pinto beans,
  • Black beans
  • Lima beans
  • Black-eyed peas
  • Garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
  • Split peas
  • Lentils

Photo of vegetables