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.
Meat, poultry, fish, eggs, nuts, and seed group provide essential proteins and nutrients that are vital for health and maintenance of your body.
- Stronger bones, skin, and blood
- Promotes healthy lean muscle growth
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.
- 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
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