Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.86
Liaison Aldo Pierini
Submission Date Sept. 16, 2021

STARS v2.2

Villanova University
OP-7: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 6.00
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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):

Inventory items are tagged with the different traits of sustainability. our dining purchaser when through the bills from three 1 month periods throughout the year to find each of the requested items.

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 No No
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 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:

Villanova Dining Services is committed to protecting and preserving our environment. With the help of our customers we strive to reduce waste and use renewable resources as much as possible in all of our dining locations. Sustainable dining practices and waste reduction is stressed throughout our dining operations including composting and recycling. Villanova Dining Services provides sustainable options including: vegan options, organic foods, a community supported agriculture program, fair trade food products, sustainable seafood, locally grown and produced foods, and cage free eggs.
• Trayless Dining
• Vegan Dining
• Veggie Mania
• Trans-Fats – ingredient filters
• Water – Aqua Health – free
• Pre-Consumer Food Waste Composting
Lean Path waste tracking system
• Food Donations, Food Recovery Network
• Recycled Content Napkins
• Discounts on refillable drinks
• Hydration stations
• Compostable disposable containers, cutlery, plates and cups is an option for catered functions
• Sustainable seafood
• Cage Free eggs
• Organic salad bar in Belle Aire Terrace
• Fry oil - 100% expeller pressed frying oil
• GMO free cooking oil – our salad oils are GMO Free, expeller pressed
• Fair trade foods
• Local foods – over 45% of all food purchases are from local sources and producers
• Farmers Market – Villanova Dining Services operates an on campus farmers market annually
• Farm to Fork Thursdays and a Dinner event each semester.
• Received an A on PETA’s Vegan Report Card
• Organic Breakfast Cereal

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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