Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.09
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date April 15, 2013
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University of Wisconsin-River Falls
SD-2: Food Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Ian Johnson
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability
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Are students educated in an academic class about how to make eco-positive food choices?:
Yes

Provide a brief description:

AgEd-490 Organic Production focuses on organic food production techniques


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

Provide a brief description:

On the UWRF Website under the sodexo section there is a list of resources regarding sustainable food systems. There is also a section titled "Local Food" that informs us that the ice cream, some brats and cheeses all come from Falcon Foods on campus. Sodexo just hired a marketing manager, Amy Aschenbrener, who conveyed that Sodexo has a program called "A Better Tomorrow" which focuses on local foods and reducing energy. On the screens in the dining area there are images and quotes from the "A Better Tomorrow" program. On the napkin holders in the dining area there is also information about how Sodexo does source local food. The ice cream area does have a sign saying that the ice cream is made on campus through Falcon foods.
We primarily use point of sale signage and TV screen messaging in Riverside Commons to communicate information about such things as specific food items grown locally (like Falcon Foods products, lettuce from Future Farms, etc.), and general information about how to eat lower on food chain, promoting trayless dining, etc. We have also done food displays trying to steer students toward healthier and less processed food. We feature special menus for Global Wasteless Day and had a sign up table where students could make a personal commitment.


Are students educated during orientation about how to make eco-positive food choices?:
No

Provide a brief description:
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Are students educated in other venues about how to make eco-positive food choices?:
Yes

Provide a brief description:

The Student Alliance for Local Sustainable Agriculture (SALSA) meets bi-weekly in the Ag Science building and advocates for and educates students about raising organic food, local food sourcing, etc.


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

Provide a brief description of the program:

The Student Alliance for Local Sustainable Agriculture (SALSA) meets bi-weekly in the Ag Science building and advocates for and educates students about raising organic food, local food sourcing, etc.
SALSA operates an organic student garden on campus.


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