Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.17
Liaison David Fisher
Submission Date April 11, 2014
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STARS v1.2

Maharishi University of Management
SD-2: Food Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Leanne Hays
Administrator
Sustainable Living
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Are students educated in an academic class about how to make eco-positive food choices?:
Yes

Provide a brief description:

The Sustainable Living Department offers agriculture courses that emphasize the importance of an organic diet for ecological health. We also visit pasture based dairy, meat, and egg farms - although we do not serve meat or eggs on campus.

Additionally there is a two week course offered through the Exercise and Sport Science Department called "Health Related Fitness" that covers diet, exercise,


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

Provide a brief description:

We have explanatory signs around the dining hall about our decision to be an organic and vegetarian campus about the benefits for physical and ecological health afforded by this choice. There is also a sign that mentions all the various vegetable/nut/dairy sources of protein available on the menu.


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

Provide a brief description:

They are given brochures about our cafeteria/market/cafe and further information is made available here: http://www.mum.edu/meals


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

Provide a brief description:

The Sustainable Living department sponsors a Slow Food Club, where students learn the importance of buying and eating local, organic food. We choose seasonal ingredients and cook themed meals once a month.


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:

The Sustainable Living Department offers an agriculture track, a one year new farmer certificate, as well as student gardens and hoop houses.


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