|Submission Date||Feb. 29, 2016|
Slippery Rock University
OP-7: Low Impact Dining
Special Assistant to the President
Percentage of total dining services food purchases comprised of conventionally produced animal products:
A brief description of the methodology used to track/inventory expenditures on animal products:
25% of animal products are purchased from local sources such as Bison/Buffalo meat and ground chicken, and all local purchasing from AVI vendors are reported on a monthly basis through spreadsheets noting the location of each purchase.
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”):
AVI Fresh offers vegetarian options on a regular basis (at all meals) in all dining locations, as well as many options for students who prefer to eat vegan. Grill specials are rotated on a weekly basis to offer meatless options.
Boozel Dining Hall has multiple options to expand on Vegan/Vegetarian Offerings, including an MTO pasta dish with vegan/vegetarian items available daily at the Clarity Station and a new Alternative Protein Bar that has also expanded options to include a selection of healthy legumes, grains and proteins on a daily basis during the lunch and dinner periods.
A brief description of other efforts the institution has made to reduce the impact of its animal-derived food purchases:
AVI provides food specials at Boozel Dining Hall, including meatless grill specials and meatless options, on the Homestyles platform on a weekly basis, at least one day per week. In addition, vegan/vegetarian options are offered at all dining locations on a daily basis to reduce the impact of animal-derived food purchases.
Customers of the AVI Dining services on campus can also go to the website: http://www.avinutrisource.com/nutrifacts.php and find out nutritional information about all the products available at the dining halls.
The website URL where information about the vegan dining program is available:
Annual dining services expenditures on food:
Annual dining services expenditures on conventionally produced animal products:
Annual dining services expenditures on sustainably produced animal products:
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