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Liaison Liz Davey
Submission Date Oct. 13, 2015
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Tulane University
OP-7: Low Impact Dining

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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:

Worked with vendors to verify purchases.

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”):

Inside Bruff Dining Commons we offer vegan options and vegetarian options every lunch and dinner, as well as a meatless option at every dining station except one (14 to 15 stations total). In the retail food court, all 12 of our branded concepts have meatless options. We also participate in meatless Mondays across the campus dining venues. In catering, we also provide meatless options.

In addition to the daily vegan options, custom vegan or dietary restricted meals are available upon request.

Sample Menu 4 Week Menu:
1. Tuscan White Bean Wrap with Zucchini Pepper Fries
2. Spaghetti with Roasted Zucchini and Olives Roasted Tempeh and Pepper Salad
3. Stuffed Tomato with Roasted Corn, Kale & Sweet Potato
4. Red Beans & Rice with Sweet Potato Corn Bread
5. Teriyaki Tempeh Kabobs with Moroccan Couscous W/Zucchini Plate
6. Vegetarian Lentil Shepherd’s Pie
7. Asian Tofu Tacos with Thai Cucumber Salad
8. Tempeh Sloppy Joes and Cole Slaw with Baked Beans & Roasted Red Potatoes
9. Tempeh & Broccolini Stir-Fry with Veggie Spring Rolls
10. Fried Chickpea & Arugula Pita Sandwich w/ Lime Tzatziki with Baked Crispy Sweet Potato Fries with Cinnamon Honey Butter Sauce
11. Red Beans & Rice with Sweet Potato Corn Bread
12. Tofu Pai Thai Noodle Stir Fry with Shiitake & Bok Choy
13. Butternut-Kale Lasagna with Sundried tomato garlic bread
14. Stuffed Portabellas with Shiitake & Bok Choy
15. Mushroom Lentil Burger with Baked Crispy Sweet Potato Fries with Cinnamon Honey Butter Sauce
16. Portobello Stroganoff with Vegetarian Stuffed Green Pepper
17. Moroccan Curried Rice & Lentils Plate
18. Red Beans & Rice with Sweet Potato Corn Bread
19. Zucchini Parmesan with Garlic Bread & Pasta
20. Assorted Mini Pizza (Veggie Dairy & Gluten Free)
21. Miso-Glazed Tempeh with Soba Noodles with Vegetables
22. Portabella Philly with Baked Crispy Sweet Potato Fries with Cinnamon Honey Butter Sauce
23. Grilled Veggie Burrito in a Spinach Tortilla with Yellow Rice W/Black Beans
24. Eggplant Parmesan with Garlic Bread & Pasta
25. Red Beans & Rice with Sweet Potato Corn Bread
26. Mini Assorted Quiche
27. Primavera Lasagna with Grilled Vegetables
28. Tempeh & Mushroom Jambalaya with Sautéed Spinach & Corn Bread Muffins

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

The website URL where information about the vegan dining program is available:
Annual dining services expenditures on food:
5,946,910 US/Canadian $

Annual dining services expenditures on conventionally produced animal products:
2,189,310 US/Canadian $

Annual dining services expenditures on sustainably produced animal products:

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