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Sustainable Dining

Sustainable Dining

Sustainable Foodservice

The University of California's Sustainable Practices Policy has a goal to procure 25% sustainable food products by the year 2030 as defined by AASHE STARS. To encourage the stewardship of natural and human resources, Student Housing and Dining Services supports growers and producers who practice sustainable agriculture methods. Sustainable agriculture includes ecological growing practices, humane animal treatment and social responsibility such as working and living conditions of laborers, the needs of rural communities and consumer health and safety.

Each campus and health location shall strive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions of their food purchases through globally- inspired, culturally acceptable plant- forward menus.

Student Housing and Dining Services relies heavily on third-party certifiers to guarantee sustainable agricultural practices from select vendors. These certifications include, but are not limited to:


UC Davis Progress - Sustainable Foodservice

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