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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

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Liaison Eric O'Brien
Submission Date March 1, 2013
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STARS v1.1

University of Northern Iowa
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Carol Petersen
Director of Dining
Department of Residence
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Percentage of food expenditures that meet one or more of the criteria for this credit (0 - 100):
34

A brief description of the sustainable food and beverage purchasing program:

Quality Food at UNI Dining Services
-Many of the baked goods are prepared fresh daily in Fresh Beginnings, the UNI bakery.
-Locally grown produce is purchased from nearby farmers when the crops are in season and bountiful.
-Special focus is given to Iowa grown or manufactured foods.
-Professional chefs are on staff.
-Staff are trained by the Culinary Institute of America.
-Real milk and eggs are used in all products.
-Time-tested recipes are used for quality and consistency.
-Made-from-scratch philosophy.
-Centralized preparation to provide consistently high quality.
-Cooking to order is available.
-Nationally recognized and award winning professional management team.
-Staff trained in sanitation and safe food handling.
-Nutritional information of menus is offered online
-A registered, licensed dietitian is on-staff to assist with special dietary needs.


The Website URL where information about the institution's sustainable food and beverage purchasing efforts is available:

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