Impacting Individuals

Health

Mindful Offerings    
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.

Vegan Offerings    
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.

Vegetarian Offerings/Station    
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.

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.

Hunger

Servathon   
Sodexo Servathon is an essential part of our community service efforts. Sodexo sets aside the month of April for its employees across the nation to join forces to fight hunger in their communities. Employees gain gratifying experiences while developing important team-building skills. Some activities may include fundraisers, canned food drives, donations of surplus food, volunteering at food banks, and signing up for payroll deductions to support Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation.

Food Recovery     
To help fight hunger in our local community and reduce the impact of food waste, we donate surplus perishable food to local charities to help people in need. We are a Food Recovery Verified site. To learn more about the Food Recovery Network, click here.

Impacting Communities

Sourcing

Cage-Free Eggs    
All of our eggs are sourced from cage-free hens.

Local Suppliers    
80% of our produce comes from local distributors and we try 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.

Impacting the Environment

Waste Reduction and Diversion

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.  

Composting    
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.  

Trayless Dining    
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!

Xpress Nap    
Xpress 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.   

Bulk Condiments    
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

Fryer Oil Recycling for Biofuel    
French fries to fuel.  Indeed, our fryer oil is recycled into biodiesel that is used to power a variety of vehicles  - from delivery  fleets to farm equipment.

Reusable Service-ware    
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.

ENERGY REDUCTION  

On/Off Protocol    
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.

Energy Star Appliances    
ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency.  When replacing equipment we choose Energy Star rated appliances.
 
Replacing incandescent lights with LED bulbs 
   
Where feasible we have replaced our incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs to reduce our energy consumption.