|Liaison||Mary Ellen Mallia|
|Submission Date||Jan. 15, 2016|
|1.62 / 4.00||
See above. This list includes purchases for our five dining halls and catering services. 32.8% of the food served in the dining halls and catering services are local and/or sustainably sourced; when counting part 2 of the credit, the overall percentage is 29.10
See above. This list contains purchases for our on-site food outlets located on campus, (including the campus center food court and downtown café) the 518 market (convenience store) and concessions. When combining this with our dining hall and catering purchases the total is 29.10%
University Auxiliary Services (UAS) and Sodexo partner to bring local and sustainable food to the dining halls, convenience stores, vending machines, catering services and concessions. Our goal is to change the procedure of food ordering, rather than concentrating on a specific numeric goal. We place a priority on our distributors to find NY sourced, local and sustainably produced products.
The purchases of food are collected by Sodexo. A Sodexo general manger and UAlbany's Director of Sustainability review the purchases to determine which will be considered local and/or sustainable. The criteria for sustainable food purchases are outlined by STARS. In addition, UAlbany participates in a SUNY wide initiative called Farm to SUNY. This entails placing an emphasis on procuring products from NYS. As a result, our local purchases include items grown and produced in NYS. However, since Albany is centrally located, we have not found the NYS items are being procured from a distance greater than 250 miles and thus would also meet the STAR's criteria. Any items included in the dining services that are not food (such as paper products, trash bags, cleaning supplies, etc) were eliminated from the total food spend number.
|Dining operations and catering services operated by the institution||Yes||Yes|
|Dining operations and catering services operated by a contractor||Yes||Yes|
|Yes or No|
|Fair Trade Campus, College or University status||No|
|Certification under the Green Seal Standard for Restaurants and Food Services (GS-46)||No|
|Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification||Yes|
|Signatory of the Real Food Campus Commitment (U.S.)||No|
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