Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.61
Liaison Margaret Lo
Submission Date Sept. 28, 2012
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STARS v1.2

Ball State University
OP-T2-4: Vegan Dining

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Suzanne Clem
Marketing Coordinator
Dining Services
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Does the institution offer diverse, complete-protein vegan dining options during every meal?:

A brief description of the vegan dining program:

Diverse vegan options with opportunity for a complete-protein diet are available during every meal. For example,
--Noyer Centre offers a salad bar including diverse vegetables and bean offerings. A variety of fresh fruit options, both cut and whole, as well as pre-made salads and vegan convenience items are available. Black bean burger at the grill add another protein option—buns are optional.
--The Atrium offers custom-made and pre-made salads, as well as and custom-made stir-fries with vegetable, rice, tofu, and almond options. A chipotle black bean burger, bun optional, is also available. Fresh fruit, both cut and whole, is always available.
--LaFollette Dining offers a salad bar including a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, as well as bean options.
--Woodworth Commons offers custom-made salads with bean and almond options; custom stir-fries with vegetable, tofu, and rice options; a variety of cut and whole fresh fruits; black bean patties; and vegan convenience items. Pre-made salads are also available.
--The Tally features an extensive salad bar with diverse vegetables, beans, raisins, and almonds. It also features an olive bar. Black bean patties are available at the grill. Fresh cut and whole fruits are always available.
--Elliott Dining offers a salad bar with beans, tofu, and a variety of vegetables. Custom stir-fries can also be made with anything from the salad bar, served on a bed of rice. Hummus and black bean burgers are also available at many meals. Fresh fruit is always available.
--Jamba Juice offers freshly squeezed fruit juices. Roughly 7.5% of sales are organic juices.

Soy milk is available throughout our locations at all meal periods, and we are beginning to incorporate quinoa into our menus, an excellent source of complete protein.

In addition, all students are made aware when they enter Ball State that BSU Dining will accommodate special dietary needs and work one-on-one with a student if he/she desires. If a vegan student’s needs are not being met, he/she can arrange for a custom diet to be planned to meet the needs.

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