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Local Food for Campus Dining: Stats & Stories
You're invited to join Farm to Institution New England (FINE) for a webinar featuring highlights from Campus Dining 101: A Benchmark Study on Farm to College in New England on Thursday, April 27th from 1:00 to 2:15 pm ET. This recently-released campus dining report features data collected from college dining operators at 105 colleges and universities in New England. In this webinar, you'll learn more about the how this research can inform your efforts to increase procurement of local food at institutions in New England and beyond.
Campus Dining 101 presents in-depth findings and makes specific, data-based recommendations for institutions of higher education as well as government officials, funders, and institutions. Half of all institutions of higher education in New England that offer dining services responded to the survey. Public universities, private colleges, community colleges, and others are represented in the findings. Together, these colleges and universities serve over 65 million meals per year.
FINE staffers will be joined by dining directors from Unity College in Maine and Roger Williams University from Rhode Island to present live case studies to discuss issues on their campuses that are surfaced by the report. We'll share ways for you to get involved through the Farm & Sea to Campus Network and a new Campus FoodShift initiative.
- Nessa Richman, Metrics & Development Manager, Farm to Institution New England
- Peter Allison, Network Director, Farm to Institution New England
- James Gubata, Bon Appétit General Manager, Roger Williams University
- Chef Jenny MacArthur, Assistant Director of Dining Services, Unity College (self-operated food service)
Featured image courtesy of Shelburne Orchards.