University of Vermont

Food Systems Initiative

Real Food Challenge Logo

Real Food Working Group

The Real Food Working Group, in collaboration with UVM Dining, is responsible for coordinating the implementation of the Real Food Campus Commitment.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Real Food Working Group, check out the Get Involved! page.

2015-2016 Annual Report [pdf]
2014-2015 Annual Report [pdf]

Working Group Members

The Real Food Working Group includes UVM students, faculty, staff, administration, and representatives from University Dining Services.

Real Food Working Group

Members for the 2016-2017 academic year:


  • Gina Clithero (Student Co-Chair)
  • Bridget Dorsey (Student Co-Chair)
  • Addy Cummings
  • Alana Chriest
  • James McCoy
  • Emily McDonnell
  • Justine Kimbel
  • Olivia Peña
  • Sarah Feigelman
  • Taran Wise
  • Abby Holmquist (Calculator Intern)
  • Katie Horner (Graduate Dining Fellow)


  • Alison Nihart (Food Systems Initiative; Staff Advisor)
  • Gioia Thompson (Office of Sustainability)
  • Terry Bradshaw (Catamount Educational Farm)


  • Caylin McKee (Sustainability Manager)
  • Katherine Hays (Executive Chef)
  • Annie Rowell (Sodexo VT First Coordinator)


  • Sylvia Geiger (Nutrition and Food Sciences)
  • Jane Kolodinsky (Community Development and Applied Economics)
  • Vic Izzo (Plant & Soil Science)

Last modified September 29 2016 11:22 AM