Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.07
Liaison Tatum Hedrick
Submission Date Oct. 27, 2022

STARS v2.2

Nova Southeastern University
OP-7: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.67 / 6.00 Amber Orr
Sustainability Coordinator
Physical Plant
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Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on products that are sustainably or ethically produced:
2.26

Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on plant-based foods:
17.94

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):

Inventory counting is done once a week and tied directly to our web menu and nutrition system. Grocery lists are formulated through the web-based on weekly menus to eliminate waste and unnecessary spending as much as possible.


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 No No
Franchises (e.g., regional or global brands) Yes No
Convenience stores Yes Yes
Vending services Yes Yes
Concessions Yes No

Total annual dining services budget for food and beverage products:
$1 million - $4.9 million

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

Sustainable Sourced Seafood in collaboration with Monterey Bay Aquarium. Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC) certified cage-free shell eggs. Dairy products are free of rBGH- artificial growth hormones. Source socially and ecologically certified coffee. Poultry without the routine use of human antibiotics. Also a member of Menus of Change Principles, CIW, Greener Fields Together, and Stewardship Index for specialty crops.


Website URL where information about the food and beverage purchasing program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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