UMass Dining Upholds Commitment to Sustainable Plant Forward and Asian-Inspired Menus by Partnering With Pulmuone Foods USA

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AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst is partnering with Pulmuone Foods USA, a company founded by Korean food pioneers with one focus in mind: the well-being of your family and the environment.

Rooted in the principles of LOHAS (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability), Pulmuone is working with the largest collegiate dining program in America on new menu ideation sessions, culinary training programs for staff and creating unique products made with the highest standards, while embracing cutting-edge culinary trends and earth-friendly innovations. 

“The goal of the partnership is to continue to promote our mission of providing healthy, sustainable and delicious food. I think our students will welcome the variety and authenticity of these plant forward and Asian-inspired dishes while supporting our planetary health efforts.” Ken Toong, executive director of UMass Auxiliary Enterprises said.

Sustainability is a core value at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and UMass Dining has spent the last decade partnering with food producers that prioritize sourcing healthy and sustainable products. Nasoya Tofu, one of the Pulmuone Foods brands, is made locally in Ayer, Mass.

We are truly excited about this partnership with UMass Dinning and their team’s dedication to providing healthy, better-for-you meals to its students. We share a vision of educating our future consumers about healthy eating, wholesome ingredients and how to maintain sustainable eating habits beyond their college years,” said Sung Yoon Nam, vice president of marketing, Pulmuone Foods USA.

About UMass Dining

UMass Dining is the largest collegiate dining program in America and is a recognized leader among college dining programs because of its focus on quality ingredients and meals, customer service, student health and wellness, customization options, an appreciation of global influences, modern eating trends, and creating community on campus. Their mission is supporting and improving the student experience at UMass Amherst. UMass Dining serves over 8 million meals per year. For the fifth year in a row, the University of Massachusetts Amherst leads the pack in the Best Campus Food category of The Princeton Review. For more information, visit

About Pulmuone Foods USA

The Pulmuone family brands are Nasoya, Wildwood, Monterey Gourmet Foods, & Emerald Valley Kitchen. They are as sustainable as they are diverse, leveraging the company‘s long-standing commitment of providing wholesome foods to families around the world. Pulmuone Foods remains fully transparent from sourcing to processing and distribution, with a deep commitment to putting wholesome and authentic foods on the tables of consumers. For more information, visit