Food reconnection

Spanning carbon emissions, health, wellbeing, resilience, water and circular resources, ASU works to empower its students, faculty and staff to eat as healthy, local, organic and low on the food chain as possible. ASU aims to reduce waste and close food loops in order to transform our food system while creating e a positive impact on the environment. Starting with Sun Devil Dining and incorporated across the university, ASU offers a wide array of programs and tools to achieve a sustainable food system.

Commitments:

  • Earn and retain at least 50 percent of the points in the food- and dining-related credits of the AASHE Sustainability Tracking and Rating System by fiscal year 2020.
  • Eliminate food insecurity among ASU community members by fiscal year 2020.
  • Provide local, organic gardening opportunities to all university community members by fiscal year 2021.

 

Programs

Adelphi Garden 

日本一本道a不卡免费Student-run community garden is located on Tempe campus in the Adelphi Residential Complex supported by the School of Sustainably and Residential Life. Provides a place for students to learn basic gardening principals and make new friends.

Add or split 60 pounds of vegetables to your diet for only $10. ASU hosts periodic food markets, in which vegetables from refrigerated food warehouses at the Arizona-Mexico border are brought to or near campus for anyone to buy. View the Tempe campus schedule. Volunteer to help with a market through Changemaker.

日本一本道a不卡免费Engrained Cafe's unique venue provides a modern ambiance within the restaurant and terrace space. Engrained recognizes the impact food has on our health, culture, environment and local economies. Engrained works with local farms and producers to bring local ingredients to the menu.

日本一本道a不卡免费ASU is the largest and 50th designated Fair Trade University in Fair Trade Campaigns Network.

Fresh Express Bus

The Fresh Express Bus located on the Downtown Phoenix campus is a Farmer’s Market on wheels stocked with fresh, affordable, and high-quality fruits and vegetables.

Kitchen Café is a not-for-profit venue and upper-division course staffed by nutrition students in the program's Management of Food Service Systems course.

Pitchforks 

Pitchforks provides an All-You-Care-To-Eat dining experience featuring regional themed food stations including Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Asian, Baja/South American, Soups and Salads.PPE 240 Course 

日本一本道a不卡免费This is a one-credit course provides physical activity in the garden and teaches desert gardening practices. This course is part of the Mary Lou Fulton’s Teacher’s College.

Sun Devil Dining 

日本一本道a不卡免费Each dining hall offers a vegan food station which includes Beyond Meat options campus-wide.

The Garden Commons

日本一本道a不卡免费The Garden Commons offers a space to grow local organic food, engage with peers and enjoy nature. Plots are leased to the campus community for individual gardening opportunities and shared plots are utilized for community food bank donations.

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Tools

An Apple A Day Advantage 

日本一本道a不卡免费Eating just one apple-a-day in place of a less healthy snack is a positive way to incorporate healthy and fresh food into your daily routine. Check out the nutritional benefits with this tip sheet.

Composting

ASU composts most back-of-house organic material and is rolling out opportunities to compost in kitchenettes.

Decidedly Green Catering

日本一本道a不卡免费This menu offers sustainable sourced catering options from plant-based to vegan, as well as local, fair trade and sustainably certified seafood.

Fresh Start to the Week

日本一本道a不卡免费Reduce the negative impact of the food you eat by committing to try some of the wide variety of non-animal protein options for some of your meals during the week at the Daily Roots station in any dining hall. You can also commit to go entirely vegetarian or vegan.

Nutrition on a Budget 

Learn how to eat healthy and stay within your budget with this easy to use tip sheet.

Student Organization Catering Menu 

Decidedly Green Catering is committed to making environmentally and socially responsible decisions in all aspects of special event and catering services.

Sustainable Event Certification

日本一本道a不卡免费ASU’s Sustainability Certification program offers a Green Event certification that includes several guidelines related to sustainable food systems for campus events.

Weigh the Waste

ASU Dining Services runs periodic programs to help students utilizing dining halls take only what they will actually eat in order to reduce the waste from over-plating.