Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.35
Liaison Mary Lucus
Submission Date March 14, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Belmont University
OP-7: Low Impact Dining

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.11 / 3.00 Keith Chapman
Auxiliary Services
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Percentage of total dining services food purchases comprised of conventionally produced animal products:

A brief description of the methodology used to track/inventory expenditures on animal products:

Complete weekly inventory of verifiable products through our wholesale grocery company SYSCO.

Does the institution offer diverse, complete-protein vegan dining options at all meals in at least one dining facility on campus?:

Does the institution provide labels and/or signage that distinguishes between vegan, vegetarian (not vegan), and other items?:

Are the vegan options accessible to all members of the campus community?:

A brief description of the vegan dining program, including availability, sample menus, signage and any promotional activities (e.g. “Meatless Mondays”):

Vegan dining is offered at every meal.
Belmont University Dining Hall
Daily Vegan/Vegetarian Offerings
Omelets- OvoLacto
Pancakes, French Toast- O/L
Waffle Bar- O/L
Breakfast Entrée Line- Combination Vegan and O/L
Fresh Hand Fruit
Continental Bar- Combination
Cereals- Vegan with Almond and Soy Milks
Soup- one daily vegan or O/L
Grill- Veggie Burgers and selected specials O/L, fries, quesadilla or grill cheese, carrots
Salad Bar- is primarily vegan, twice weekly tosses can be made to order and accommodated to needs.
Deli- has numerous vegan options with wraps, pre-made vegan and O/L specials
360- has a wide variety of vegetables, tofu, 3 starches and vegan sauces (this should really accommodate most needs made fresh to order)
Lunch Entrée Line- has 2 fresh vegetables (majority vegan), starches split vegan and O/L
Vegan Vegetarian Line- specifically offers a variety of both(not always simultaneously)
Vegetarian Line Salad- 5 daily options are predominantly vegan, some O/L.
Pizza Station has many O/L options and paste bar with marinara is vegan. Daily pasta tosses rotate and contain both vegan and O/L
Simple Servings- primarily has a veg. and starch that are one or the other and there are several meatless meals on menu.

A brief description of other efforts the institution has made to reduce the impact of its animal-derived food purchases:


The website URL where information about the vegan dining program is available:
Annual dining services expenditures on food:
2,300,000 US/Canadian $

Annual dining services expenditures on conventionally produced animal products:
310,000 US/Canadian $

Annual dining services expenditures on sustainably produced animal products:
150,000 US/Canadian $

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