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Dining hall takes part in Meatless Monday initiative

Dining hall takes part in Meatless Monday initiative

Lee Hughes and Rachel Halpern

November 26, 2018

Redstone Dining Hall served dinner as usual Nov. 12, but with one significant change: there was no meat. Green Mountain Veggies, a UVM club promoting eco-consciousness, is enacting its vision for Meatless Mondays on a small scale Nov. 12 and 26 as well as Dec. 3 and 10, said sophomore Lissy Kelly, din...

Real Food Challenge reaches goal three years early

Real Food Challenge reaches goal three years early

John Riedel, Senior Staff Writer

May 1, 2017

UVM has reached its real food challenge goal three years ahead of schedule.   Currently, UVM serves 21 percent real food, three years ahead of its goal of 20 percent by 2020. It has established a new goal of 25 percent by 2020. The achievement was announced April 17 by members of the real fo...

Real Food priority for new group

Real Food priority for new group

May 4, 2016

A new initiative has been created to improve the quality of food at UVM. The Real Food Working Group, a group of students, faculty, staff, administration and University Dining representatives, is tasked with setting Real Food Challenge into action. The Real Food Challenge is a campaign to ...

No differences between UVM dining and Sodexo

November 5, 2015

Sodexo will be facing big changes in the next five years following feedback from students, staff and faculty.Many students are unaware there is no difference between UVM dining and Sodexo, they said.“We are Sodexo, that’s our company,” said Harris Millis manager Susan Cathrall. “We’re just re...

Sodexo’s progress to be evaluated by team

October 27, 2015

A team is being created to evaluate Sodexo’s progress on new goals outlined in the recent contract.Spearheaded by Assistant Dean for Business Operations Dennis DePaul, the Dining Implementation Team will meet monthly to discuss Sodexo’s progress. Members of the team will also work on projects that...

University hosts food summit

Camilla Broccolo

October 23, 2015

UVM’s Real Food Challenge organization held its first-ever summit in the Davis Center Oct. 16-18. The Real Food Challenge is a student run initiative. The purpose is to change the sourcing of food on campuses nationwide. UVM’s goal is to get 20 percent “real food” by 2020. “Real food” is fo...

New dining contract released

Courtney Cunningham

October 22, 2015

Sodexo is operating fewer locations on campus and making room for more local businesses. There have been some big changes in dining options, sustainability initiatives and real food goals at UVM, according to the 2015 dining contract.    A Soyo Frozen Yogurt and a Vermont Bean Crafters Co. were added...

Group aims to educate students about source of food

Courtney Cunningham

September 29, 2015

Students in UVM food justice clubs are reconnecting with  their food. The Real Food Revolution is a UVM group dealing with issues facing the Real Food Challenge, as well as educating students on where our food comes from, club leader senior Olivia Percoco said. The goal of the RFC is to have 20 perc...

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