|Submission Date||March 1, 2019|
OP-7: Food and Beverage Purchasing
|0.61 / 6.00||
Director of Sustainability
Physical Facilities Department
Percentage of dining services food and beverage expenditures on products that are third party verified under one or more recognized food and beverage sustainability standards or Local & Community-Based:
Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on conventional animal products)? (If data is not available, respond “No”):
Percentage of total dining services food and beverage expenditures on conventional animal products (meat, poultry, fish/seafood, eggs, and dairy products that do NOT qualify in either the Third Party Verified or Local & Community-Based category):
A brief description of the sustainable food and beverage purchasing program, including how the sustainability impacts of products in specific categories are addressed (e.g. meat, poultry, fish/seafood, eggs, dairy, produce, tea/coffee):
Campus Services is very cognizant of the impact on the local community when we are able to utilize products that are grown, raised or produced locally. As good stewards of our meal plan holders money, we certainly cannot turn a blind eye to cost or quality, but our overarching goal is to utilize as many items as we can that fit into our requirements on cost, quality, and availability.
An inventory of the institution’s sustainable food and beverage purchases that includes for each product: the description/type; label, brand or producer; and the category in which it is being counted and/or a description of its sustainability attribute(s):
A brief description of the methodology used to conduct the inventory, including the timeframe and how representative samples accounted for seasonal variation (if applicable):
We do not use Real Food Calculator, but rather we determined the data shared here by relying on our main supplier, US Foods, as well as other suppliers that we track internally [an example is Young;’s Jersey Dairy]. The following inventory, while not inclusive, is a good representation of the types of items served on campus, which fall under our total food spend.
Percentage of total dining services expenditures on Real Food A (0-100):
Percentage of total dining services expenditures on Real Food B (0-100):
Which of the following food service providers are present on campus and included in the total food and beverage expenditure figures?:
|Dining operations and catering services operated by the institution||Yes||Yes|
|Dining operations and catering services operated by a contractor||No||No|
|Student-run food/catering services||No||No|
|Franchises (e.g. national or global brands)||No||No|
A brief description of purchased food and beverage products that have other sustainability attributes not recognized above :
Vending services: - approximately 30% of spend we can determine if it is local, but the spend from our c-store supplier we cannot determine.
Additional percentage of dining services food and beverage expenditures on conventional products with other sustainability attributes not recognized above (0-100) :
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.