Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 40.09
Liaison Allison Jenks
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

New Mexico State University
OP-7: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.95 / 6.00 Candice Nanco
Director of Marketing
NMSU Integrated Services
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Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on products that are sustainably or ethically produced:
0

Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on plant-based foods:
31.65

An inventory of food and beverage purchases that qualify as sustainably/ethically produced:
A brief description of the methodology used to conduct the inventory, including the timeframe and how representative samples accounted for seasonal variation (if applicable):

Throughout the year, the executive chef and production manager examined food purchases from all procurement sources. During this time frame, inventory items with sustainability attributes were flagged and added to the sustainable food inventory. The one-month time frame is all Sodexo could provide and the executive chef and production manager were mindful of including food items that accounted for seasonal variation during the fall semester.


Website URL where the institution’s validated Real/Good Food Calculator results are publicly posted:
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Which of the following food service providers are present on campus and included in the inventory/assessment?:
Present? Included?
Dining operations and catering services operated by the institution No No
Dining operations and catering services operated by a contractor Yes Yes
Student-run food/catering services Yes Yes
Franchises (e.g., regional or global brands) Yes Yes
Convenience stores Yes Yes
Vending services Yes Yes
Concessions Yes Yes

Total annual dining services budget for food and beverage products:
Less than $500,000

A brief description of the institution’s sustainable food and beverage purchasing program:
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Website URL where information about the food and beverage purchasing program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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