As Menus of Change enters its fourth year, it is with great excitement that we have launched the website of our newest companion initiative, the Menus of Change University Research Collaborative (MCURC). The initiative was founded and is jointly led by Stanford University, one of the world’s leading research institutions, and The Culinary Institute of America, the world’s premier culinary college. It represents an inspiring next step in the evolution of the Menus of Change efforts.
Members of the Collaborative include a group of leaders from colleges and universities nationwide who are deeply committed to
advancing plant-forward menus as a cultural norm. Together, these trailblazers
are developing a national agenda for interdisciplinary research to better
understand and improve our food system, as well as training materials and best
practices for operationalizing the Principles of Healthy, Sustainable Menus. An
inaugural summit for member institutions took place at Stanford University in
October (read the press release here); Harvard will play host to the 2016 edition, October 13-14.
We invite visit the Collaborative’s new website www.moccollaborative.org, and join us in celebrating this milestone for the vision of healthier, more sustainable food choices for Americans.