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.

Impacting the Environment

Waste Reduction and Diversion

Our WasteWatch powered by LeanPath Kitchen Waste Tracking    
Our 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 all 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.

Tray-less Dining    
We are a tray-less campus. Customers without trays typically waste less food and beverages. Tray-less dining also reduces the amount of water and detergents needed to wash trays - and saves energy too!

Reusable Service-ware    
We use china and reusable dishware in our resident dining locations. This reduces waste associated with using disposable plates and containers. We also use china for our catered functions.

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.

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.