Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.87
Liaison Lindsay Batchelor
Submission Date Jan. 5, 2016
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STARS v2.0

North Carolina State University
OP-7: Low Impact Dining

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 3.00 Keith Smith
Food Service Manager
Dining and Catering Operations
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Percentage of total dining services food purchases comprised of conventionally produced animal products:
+ Date Revised: Jan. 19, 2016

A brief description of the methodology used to track/inventory expenditures on animal products:

University Dining currently uses our Food Service software, CBORD to track expenditures and manage inventory of animal products. Through this software we our able to assign traits to the items (organic, fair trade, local, etc.) and determine the amount purchased.

Does the institution offer diverse, complete-protein vegan dining options at all meals in at least one dining facility on campus?:

Does the institution provide labels and/or signage that distinguishes between vegan, vegetarian (not vegan), and other items?:

Are the vegan options accessible to all members of the campus community?:

A brief description of the vegan dining program, including availability, sample menus, signage and any promotional activities (e.g. “Meatless Mondays”):

All menu items are clearly denoted with vegan/ vegetarian, and also the top 8 allergens through our website, menu identifier cards, digital menu boards, and apps.

A brief description of other efforts the institution has made to reduce the impact of its animal-derived food purchases:

There is at least one vegan and one vegetarian meal available at every meal in all of our dining facilities on campus.

The website URL where information about the vegan dining program is available:
Annual dining services expenditures on food:
2,904,005.60 US/Canadian $
+ Date Revised: Jan. 19, 2016

Annual dining services expenditures on conventionally produced animal products:
1,200,972.50 US/Canadian $
+ Date Revised: Jan. 19, 2016

Annual dining services expenditures on sustainably produced animal products:

Annual dining services expenditures on sustainably and conventionally produced animal products are not currently tracked; we are in the process of creating a labeling system denoting this trait.

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