Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.32
Liaison Carrie Metzgar
Submission Date May 3, 2013
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STARS v1.2

University of California, San Diego
OP-T2-4: Vegan Dining

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Krista Mays
Sustainability Manager
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Does the institution offer diverse, complete-protein vegan dining options during every meal?:

A brief description of the vegan dining program:
UC San Diego Roots restaurant, a Housing and Dining Services establishment, offers exclusively vegan and vegetarian entrees, salads, sides, and smoothies. Roots is the university’s first exclusively vegetarian/vegan eatery and lounge. Unlike many vegetarian establishments, Roots features a predominantly Vegan menu.

UC San Diego also works with students and campus stakeholders to identify desired menu options, locate sources locally, and promote sustainable and healthy food options to students.

In the other dining facilities on campus, 20% of main courses and up to 80% of side dishes are vegetarian or vegan.

Ché Café is a student-owned and operated co-op vegan cafe that holds an all-you-can-eat option every Thursday at 5 p.m. It is dedicated to providing affordable, healthy, vegan and vegetarian food; it offers all-ages entertainment, and educational programs.

The Food Co-op is an exclusive vegan and vegetarian student-run food store that features a fresh, organic salad bar, bagels, trail mix, soups, and a variety of other foods and beverages. Since its introduction to the campus in 1978, the Food Co-op has committed itself to providing the UC San Diego community with a natural food alternative, as well as, a resource for environmentally conscious products and information. The Food Co-op carries a variety of food and non-food products such as baked goods, juices, sandwiches, fresh organic produce, macro-biotic options, ethnic foods, cruelty-free cosmetics, and environmentally safe cleaning products. Many foods are stocked in bulk to reduce the price to the customer and the waste of packaging.

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
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