|Submission Date||July 17, 2015|
Each food /beverage item is coded with a trait(s) that represent sustainable measures: cage/confinement free, fair trade, hormone/antibiotic free, local grown, local processed, made with organic ingredients, organic, and or sustainable verified seafood. Query on the database is made capturing these traits for the date parameter required.
KU Dining is the exclusive dining department on campus. All of our venues - retail cafés, residential dining centers, grab n' go program, snack shops, catering, and our restaurant - offer a wide variety of vegan and/or vegetarian entrées and side items. Our vegan/vegetarian recipe file comprises 28% of all our recipes. We offer vegan/vegetarian entrées at each of our concepts within the residential dining centers at all meals every day. We provide vegan/vegetarian food options in the retail cafés and on our restaurant menu daily as well. We provide daily options of fresh fruits and vegetables in all locations along with a variety of "non-meat" protein choices.
We also have a healthier options concept called "Better Bites" that provides students with menu selections that meet nutritional requirements set by the American Heart Association. The program is monitored by our staff Registered Dietitian. This fall we opened a new concept the in a recently renovated residential dining center, the “ KYou Zone”, designed , staffed and equipped to serve our students/customers with food allergies and/or special dietary requirements, including Gluten Free/ Vegan & Vegetarian/Kosher menu options.
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