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Sustainable Food Initiatives

UVA Dine is a member of the UVA Sustainable Food Collaborative

UVA Dine collaborates with the Food Collaborative to achieve the 5 Food Action Goals for 2030:


  1. Annually increase the percentage of sustainable food and beverage options available on grounds​

  2. Decrease the amount of landfilled food waste from dining operations and increase compost and recycling from on-Grounds events by 2030

  3. Develop data-driven policies and programs to support food equity and security at UVA

  4. Increase awareness about sustainable and just food systems; translate heightened awareness into informed choices and opportunities for direct participation 

  5. Partner with community-driven food justice efforts and provide support, skills, and resources to further their vision

Learn more about the UVA Sustainable Food Collaborative goals here.

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of total food and beverage spend qualified as sustainable in 2022

Definitions for plant-based and sustainably or ethically produced foods are defined by AASHE stars 2.2. You can find more information here. 

Check out the full 2020-2021 report by UVA Sustainability here.

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