Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.88
Liaison Brad Haydel
Submission Date June 6, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

California State University, Los Angeles
OP-7: Low Impact Dining

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 3.00 Daniel Keenan
Executive Chef
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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:

Attached to Food and Beverage Purchasing is guide inventory listing that tracks monthly count on all products and line items all animal products.

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”):

The University Club restaurant provides vegan options on the menu as well as the option to request custom vegan dishes in advance. The Dining Commons has a daily vegan special available to all students who wish to partake.

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

Campus Dining Services has employed the services of a number of consulting firms that have attained feedback from the general student population. Vegan and Vegetarian food was noted by the students as items they would like to see more options. Since then the campus has opened 4 new outlets that offer pre-packed healthy choice items, many of which without animal products.

The website URL where information about the vegan dining program is available:

Annual dining services expenditures on food:
600,000 US/Canadian $

Annual dining services expenditures on conventionally produced animal products:
300,000 US/Canadian $

Annual dining services expenditures on sustainably produced animal products:
75,000 US/Canadian $

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