Better Tomorrow 2025
We know we can only meaningfully improve lives if we make good decisions. And that means thinking about the needs of tomorrow as well as today. That is why we monitor our progress through our corporate responsibility road map, called Better Tomorrow 2025. It gives us, and all those we work with, a shared focus on our long-term future.
IMPACTING INDIVIDUALS | HEALTH
Mindful offerings meet stringent nutritional criteria based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Each meal part is limited in calories, has fewer than 30% of calories as fat, fewer than 10 % of calories as saturated fat, and is restricted in sodium, and cholesterol. Chefs in our test kitchen develop recipes to meet these criteria in delicious fashion! Look for the Mindful icon to indulge in the healthy and delicious items offered at each meal.
Simple Servings is our allergen-safe, dining option for our customers with food allergies, gluten intolerance, or those who prefer delicious, simple foods. The Simple Servings station offers food free from common allergens: peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, wheat, soy, milk products, and eggs.
Vegan offerings contain no meat, fish, eggs, milk or other animal-derived products such as honey. Look for the menu icon to find vegan items daily.
Menu items with the vegetarian icon contain no meat, fish or poultry, nor any meat products such as soup base. Our vegetarian offerings meet the needs of lacto-ovo vegetarians, and may include eggs and/or dairy products. Vegan items are also offered for those vegetarians who avoid all animal products.
All of our eggs are sourced from cage-free hens.
We work closely with local produce distributors to maximize the fruits and vegetables purchased from local farms. We also purchase from local dairies and bakeries.
Sustainable Fish and Seafood
100% of fish and seafood sourced and promoted by Sodexo is sustainable. What that means is that we will not source or promote any red listed fish or seafood and all orange listed fish or seafood will respect certain specifications.
Going forward by giving back. We are proud to feature 100% Transfair, Fair Trade USA certified aspretto coffee and 100% USDA certified organic and ethically sourced Numi teas. We are conscientious about everything that touches the product -- from the 10% post-consumer fiber cups to the renewable resource stirrers to the fair trade sugar wrapped in recyclable paper and printed with vegetable dye.
WasteWatch powered by LeanPath Kitchen Waste Tracking
LeanPath kitchen waste tracking system records all of the food waste from our kitchen. This helps us to identify and change practices which result in food waste.
On campus we recycle the following:
Our first priority is to reduce food waste. We compost food waste that is unavoidable which reduces greenhouse gas emissions and can also be used to amend soil thereby increasing drought tolerance, improving soil structure and health and reducing need for water and fertilizers.
Weigh the Waste
Periodically throughout the school year, we conduct a Weigh the Waste event to raise awareness about food waste and its impact to our environment and our communities.
We are a trayless campus. Customers without trays typcially waste less food and beverages. Trayless dining also reduces the amount of water and detergents needed to wash trays - and saves energy too!
Xprss Nap Dispensers save energy and waste. The napkins are made of 100% recycled paper and the dispenser will encourage customers to take (and waste) less napkins. Energy is saved because less power is used to recycle paper products than to create them from virgin material.
Individual packets of condiments are useful in some instances, but they result in extra waste. If you are dining on site or you can add the sauce to your item before you leave, please use the bulk dispensers to reduce our waste
Reusable Mug/Bottle with discount
The environment and your pocketbook win! Bring your own reusable cup to purchase coffee or a fountain soda on campus and reeive a discount at every location, every time.
We offer china dishes in our dining locations. This reduces waste associated with using disposable containers. We also use china at our catered functions on site.
To save energy, we only turn our equipment on when it is needed and turn it off as soon as we are done using it for the day.
Replacing incandescent lights with LED bulbs
Where feasible we have replaced our incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs to reduce our energy consumption.