Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.15
Liaison Andrea Trimble
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Virginia
OP-7: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.02 / 6.00 Caroline Baloga
Sustainability Coordinator
UVA Dine
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Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on products that are sustainably or ethically produced:

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

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):

An internal tool developed by FarmLogix allows us to upload velocity reports for all vendors, by location, and filter the total purchases through AASHE STARS criteria. The data shown is from the calendar year of 2019.

Website URL where the institution’s validated Real/Good Food Calculator results are publicly posted:

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 No No
Franchises (e.g., regional or global brands) No No
Convenience stores Yes Yes
Vending services Yes No
Concessions Yes Yes

Total annual dining services budget for food and beverage products:
$10 million or more

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

UVA Dining is a member of the UVA Sustainable Food Collaborative. There are five goals within the Food Collaborative’s Food Action Plan. The first goal, to “Annually Increase the Percentage of Sustainable Food and Beverage Options Available on Grounds” and its strategies influence our sustainable purchasing practices at UVA Dine. You can find more information about the UVA Sustainable Food Collaborative here: https://food.virginia.edu/. While there the Food Action Plan for 2030 is currently being drafted, there is a 2018 Food Action plan that can be found here: https://sustainability.virginia.edu/sites/sustainability/files/2019-08/Sustainable-Food-Action-Plan-18.pdf.

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

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