Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.57
Liaison Cindy Shea
Submission Date Dec. 23, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
OP-7: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.23 / 6.00 Scott Myers
Director, Food/Vending Services
Auxiliary Services
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Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on products that are sustainably or ethically produced:
20.18

Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on plant-based foods:
33.95

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):

CDS, Aramark, and students, who work with faculty advisers and receive academic credit, analyze invoices and vendor reports to track and evaluate food and beverage purchases made for campus dining halls. Real Food Calculator criteria are employed to determine sustainably and ethically sourced food. Reports are tracked throughout the year.


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 Yes Yes
Dining operations and catering services operated by a contractor Yes Yes
Student-run food/catering services Yes No
Franchises (e.g., regional or global brands) Yes No
Convenience stores Yes No
Vending services Yes No
Concessions Yes No

Total annual dining services budget for food and beverage products:
$5 million - $9.9 million

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

Students, under the guidance of faculty, Carolina Dining Services, and Aramark, completed Real Food Challenge reports for September 2018 and February 2019. Aramark tracks food purchases for the entire year, but only breaks them down by vendor, not product. The Real Food Challenge website has not been updated to reflect these reports. The student reports are attached below.


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

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