Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.80
Liaison Pamela Dumm
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2014
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STARS v1.2

Jefferson Community and Technical College
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.20 / 6.00 Pamela Dumm
Manager of Business Operations
Business Affairs
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Percentage of food expenditures that meet one or more of the criteria for this credit (0 - 100):

A brief description of the sustainable food and beverage purchasing program:

Jefferson would like to accomplish several goals with respect to its food service program. This is an opportunity for the college to enter into a partnership with an operator who is committed to helping meet those goals. The goals are to include the following:

• Ensure food and beverages purchases are locally produced (within 250 miles of the institution), Kentucky Proud, or similar third-party certified when available (USDA Certified Organic, Marine Stewardship Council Blue Ecolabel, Food Alliance, Fair Trade, Certified Humane Raised and Handled)
• Offer diverse, complete-protein vegan and vegetarian dining options daily
• Ensure fry oil used will not include trans-fats and avoids foods that include trans-fats.
• Avoid and eliminate the use of Styrofoam for any use on campus, and when appropriate, consider paying a premium for alternatives.
• Participate in Jefferson’s a pre-consumer and/or post-consumer food waste program.
• Use recycled content napkins in dining services operations.
• Offer discounts for those who use reusable mugs instead of disposable cups.
• Offer reusable mugs, offering a discount to encourage the use of disposable cups.
• Offer reusable containers for to-go food that area returned for cleaning and reuse.
• Offer trayless dining.

The Website URL where information about the institution's sustainable food and beverage purchasing efforts is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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