Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 61.73
Liaison Sean MacInnes
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2014
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STARS v1.2

University of North Carolina, Greensboro
SD-2: Food Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Anneliese Hitcho
Student Worker
Office of Sustainability
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Are students educated in an academic class about how to make eco-positive food choices?:

Provide a brief description:

: The Introductory Nutrition course includes discussion of sustainability and eco-friendly foods. "Chemistry and the Human Environment," and "Anthropological Perspectives on Food and Agriculture" also address ecological and social issues associated with food production.

Are students educated in dining facilities about how to make eco-positive food choices?:

Provide a brief description:

Our Registered Dietitian provides demonstration tables and teaching. Outreach is also conducted via the Project Clean Plate initiative, which teaches sustainability by encouraging reduction in food waste. UNCG Dining also provides chef-taught cooking classes.

Are students educated during orientation about how to make eco-positive food choices?:

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Are students educated in other venues about how to make eco-positive food choices?:

Provide a brief description:

Dining Services has several community garden plots. The produce they grow is used in dishes for catering and dining functions. Dining Services also tables at campus sustainability events.

Is there a program by which students are encouraged to and/or taught how to grow their own food?:

Provide a brief description of the program:

The UNCG Garden student group was formed in late 2010. Its primary goals are to:
A. Help maintain sustainable community gardens on and off the campus of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
B. Educate the UNCG community about the principles of sustainable food production.
C. Build healthy, interactive urban communities through the collective production of locally grown and organic food.
D. Implement sustainable growing methods on and off campus while supporting the role of student action for a healthier world.

Some information for this credit was received from Kevin Deans, Executive Director of Dining Services at UNCG.

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