Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.91
Liaison Allie McAllister
Submission Date Nov. 25, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Villanova University
OP-7: Low Impact Dining

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.73 / 3.00
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Percentage of total dining services food purchases comprised of conventionally produced animal products:

A brief description of the methodology used to track/inventory expenditures on animal products:

Does the institution offer diverse, complete-protein vegan dining options at all meals in at least one dining facility on campus?:

Does the institution provide labels and/or signage that distinguishes between vegan, vegetarian (not vegan), and other items?:

Are the vegan options accessible to all members of the campus community?:

A brief description of the vegan dining program, including availability, sample menus, signage and any promotional activities (e.g. “Meatless Mondays”):

Vegan menu options are available in dining operations on campus at each meal. The residence dining halls feature complete-protein vegan entrees and vegan options which includes at least one vegan soup daily. At dinner, a vegetarian and vegan entrée are featured. In the three resident halls, a vegan refrigerator is stocked with vegan food products along with dried fruits.

A brief description of other efforts the institution has made to reduce the impact of its animal-derived food purchases:

We have participated in the Meatless Monday program for the last three years and are currently working on a marketing campaign to educate our customers more on the benefits of a plant based diet. The latter part of last year we hosted an event with over 100 guest from other college dining programs and offered a plant based breakfast, lunch and snacks. In addition, we participate in a CSA program through Lancaster Farms. The program is run out of St. Mary’s hall and is available to anyone in the Villanova community.

The website URL where information about the vegan dining program is available:
Annual dining services expenditures on food:
7,879,459 US/Canadian $

Annual dining services expenditures on conventionally produced animal products:
1,488,973 US/Canadian $

Annual dining services expenditures on sustainably produced animal products:
490,498 US/Canadian $

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