Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.69
Liaison Careen Arsenault
Submission Date March 8, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Cornell University
SD-2: Food Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Therese O'Connor
Mgr, Training & Development
Dining-Administration
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Are students educated in an academic class about how to make eco-positive food choices?:
Yes

Provide a brief description:

Cornell's Departments of Nutrition and Horticulture along with the Dyson School for Applied Economics and Management's Food and Brand Lab provide academic courses and research that cover eco-positive food choices within the context of human behavior and sustainable food systems education. Examples of courses include:

Consumer Behavior

Food Systems and Poverty Reduction: Concepts and Themes

Globalization, Food Security & Nutrition

Building Sustainable Environment & Secure Food Systems for a Modern World


Are students educated in dining facilities about how to make eco-positive food choices?:
Yes

Provide a brief description:

Dining units provide education/awareness campaigns regarding healthful food choices (lower fat, low salt, more veggies); personal accountability for food waste; choices re: over-consumption; local and regional food choices.


Are students educated during orientation about how to make eco-positive food choices?:
Yes

Provide a brief description:

Students receive information via brochures, web links and small break-out sessions during orientation and move-in weekends that address the issues stated above.


Are students educated in other venues about how to make eco-positive food choices?:
Yes

Provide a brief description:

There are many campus events whose mission is to educate students about personal food choices and food sourcing, e.g. "Food and Fiber Fair" and "Springfest". There are also a host of presentations and talks that are free and address supply chain and food sourcing, growing and consuming.


Is there a program by which students are encouraged to and/or taught how to grow their own food?:
Yes

Provide a brief description of the program:

Dillmun Hill Student Farm is the best example of students being encouraged to grow their own food. Their mission is to provide, students, faculty, staff and community with opportunities for experiential learning, group collaboration and research. See their website for more information on this program.
http://cuaes.cornell.edu/cals/cuaes/ag-operations/dilmun-hill/


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