University of Vermont

Food Systems Initiative

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Real Food Calculator

UVM Dining began tracking local food in 2005. In 2009, a student sustainability intern began tracking Real Food using the the Real Food Calculator developed by the Real Food Challenge. In January 2012, the Real Food Challenge recognized UVM Dining as 2011’s Real Food Pioneer for our work piloting the Real Food Calculator.

Tracking Our Progress

Student interns work with UVM Dining to audit purchases during three representative months (July, October, and February) to determine the Real Food percentage for each academic year.

Real Food at UVM by year

Real Food at UVM by food category

Last modified June 13 2016 10:45 AM