Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.46
Liaison Brandon Raco
Submission Date Sept. 2, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Guelph
IN-49: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Hospitality Services, Forward Food Initiative

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

The University of Guelph, Hospitality Services is a proud partner with Forward Food. Forward Food is supported and endorsed by an array of diverse organizations, institutions and other partners who support the idea that as a society, we ought to be focusing more on plant-based foods as a means of creating a better food system. Forward Food is working to transform menu choices at institutions such as colleges and universities to reduce meat purchases by 20% through emphasizing healthier plant-based foods.

Hospitality Services is committed to transitioning 20% of meat-protein purchases to plant-based proteins. For example, Hospitality Services is transitioning 100% Beef Burgers to the "Sustainable Steak Burger" - which is locally made by our supplier VG Meats - a 100% Ontario beef burger made with 28% mushroom stems (which would be food waste if not used) - this reduces our meat based protein for a more sustainable menu option, while at the same time helping to reduce food waste from the waste stream.

Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Food & Dining

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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