Campus Administration: Manages the operation, no contracter involved
Food Service Committee:
Food Services Purchasing: Food Services purchases from regional growers and food processors as much as possible. UW will pay up to 6% higher from the market price to purchase foods locally, 4% higher to purchase within the Region of Waterloo and up to 2% higher to purchase foods within the province of Ontario.
The university does purchase certified organically-grown produce when possible. In the case of beef, there is not enough organic beef to meet the university's requirements
The food service operation does offer vegetarian meals on a regular basis
There have been surveys conducted to estimate the demand for vegetarian food on campus. The results of this survey were the following:
Environmental Concerns: Food Services will favour companies that use reuseable containers and reduced packaging.
Programs: To date, there have not been any programs or events on campus that have highlighted the connection between diet and the environment.
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