Promoting the availability of a free, healthy alternative to sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), namely tap water, is a critical component of reducing consumption of unhealthy alternatives like drinks with added sugar.
A collaborative effort between Healthy UC Davis and dining services at Davis and Sacramento campuses with a goal to develop healthy catering menus are affordable rates for departments and programs to access.
The food access map will show locations where UC Davis community members can access food and microwaves on-campus.
The map will include information regarding price, quantity, hours, food allergies and diversity of food options. Funding will be used to purchase microwaves, if the initial scans determine a need for additional microwaves. The project leaders will also use the environmental scan data to advocate for additional accessible food options in various locations on campus.