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Report Card 2010

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University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

Dining Survey

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Name:   Michael Lee              
Title:
  Director
Date survey submitted:
  July 31, 2009

1) Total annual food budget:
[$ 8.5 million ]

LOCALLY GROWN AND PRODUCED FOOD
Note: Geographic location and seasonal availability are taken into account in assessing your response. "Local" is defined as within 150 miles of your campus.
2) Do you have any formal policies pertaining to local purchases?
[X  ]  No
[ ]  Yes. Please describe and provide URL, if available:


Questions 3-5 pertain to locally grown purchases.
3) From how many local farms or growers do you purchase (excluding on-campus farms/gardens)?
[ #4     ]  Number from which you purchase directly.
[ #  6-10   ]  Number from which you purchase through a distributor. Please specify name and location of distributor:  Sysco Detroit, 41600 Van Born Road, Canton Michigan 48188

4) How much do you spend annually on purchasing food that was grown or raised locally?
[ approx $500,000 local and regional  ]

5) Please list foods you purchase that are grown or raised locally (e.g., fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, milk, fish, honey, maple syrup; foods that are processed locally should be listed in question 8):   Apples, Apple Cider, Honey, Peaches, Plums, Pumpkins, Arugula, Basil, Beets, Bok Cho, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage Cauliflower, Corn, Cucumbers, Egglplant, Green Beans, Honey Dew, Leeks, Lettuce, Muskmelon, Green Onions, Onions, Peppers, Potatoes, Spinach, Squash, Tomatoes, Turnips, Zucchini, Eggs, Maple Syrup, Strawberries,

 

Questions 6-8 pertain to locally produced and/or processed items .
6) From how many local processors do you purchase?
[ #  3   ]  Number from which you purchase directly.
[ #     ]  Number from which you purchase through a distributor.  Please specify name and location of distributor:

 Mark’s Meats, 6800 Dix Rd, Detroit MI 48209    

Michigan Turkey, 1100 Hall Street SW, Grand Rapids MI 49503

Barry’s Bagels, 2515 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor MI 48103   

Better Made Chips, Better Made Snack Foods, 10148 Gratiot Ave, Detroit MI 48213

7) How much do you spend annually on purchasing food that was processed locally?
[approx $700,000           ]

8) Please list items you purchase that are processed locally (e.g., bread, granola, ice cream, baked goods, yogurt, cheese):   

Tofu,

Kellogg cereals,

Potato Chips,

Dearborn Hot Dogs,

Milk,

Bagels,

Gluten Free Bread products,

Turkey

9) Do you purchase milk from a local dairy?
[  ]  No
[X  ]  Yes. Please provide name of dairy and location:

(Regional) Prairie Farms, Tom Davis & Sons Dairy, 21631 Meyers Rd, Royal Oak MI 48067

10) Do you source any food from an on-campus farm or garden?
[ ]  No
[  X]  Yes. Please describe source and amount:

Campus “Cultivating Community” Garden

11) Do you participate in a farm-to-school program?
[X  ]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please describe program:

ORGANIC AND SUSTAINABLY PRODUCED FOOD
12) Do you have any formal policies pertaining to the purchase of organic and/or sustainably produced food?
[  ]  No
[ x ]  Yes. Please describe and provide URL, if available: The University's Fresh Michigan program incorporates local and organic foods into dining whenever possible. The Housing Department promotes eating the "Sustainable Michigan meal" which includes local and organic foods.

13) Do you purchase organically grown or produced food?
[  ]  No
[X  ]  Yes. Please list items: In a limited quantity-- eggs

14) How much do you spend annually on organically grown or produced food?
[$       ?    ]

For questions 15-19, please indicate percentage based on annual dollar amount spent.
15) Do you purchase cage-free eggs and/or confinement-free meat products?
[  ]  No
X ]  Yes. Please indicate (repeat for each product).Cage Free Eggs, Only in East Quad dining hall
[  100 %]  Percentage cage-free eggs In East Quad dining hall
[   %]  Percentage confinement-free. Type of meat product:
[   %]  Percentage confinement-free. Type of meat product:

16) Do you purchase any grass-fed animal products?
[ ]  No
[ X ]  Yes. Please indicate (repeat for each product).

Beef For Michigan Sustainable Meal from TZM Farms
[   %]  Grass-fed. Type of animal product:
[   %]  Grass-fed. Type of animal product:

17) Do you purchase hormone- and antibiotic-free meat?
[ X ]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please indicate (repeat for each product).
[   %]  Percentage hormone- and antibiotic-free. Type of meat:
[   %]  Percentage hormone- and antibiotic-free. Type of meat:

18) Do you purchase hormone- and antibiotic-free dairy products?
[  ]  No
[X  ]  Yes. Please indicate (repeat for each product). 100% Milk is RBST Free
[   %]  Percentage hormone- and antibiotic-free. Type of dairy product:
[   %]  Percentage hormone- and antibiotic-free. Type of dairy product:

19) Do you purchase seafood that meets Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch guidelines or Marine Stewardship Council standards?
[ ? ]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please indicate.
[   %]  Percentage purchased that meets guidelines. Please list guidelines used:

20) Do you offer specifically labeled vegan entrees on a daily, weekly, or other regularly scheduled basis?
[  ]  No
[ x ]  Yes. Please specify number of options and the frequency with which they are offered: Always available at East Quad dining hall specializes in vegetarian, vegan, and organic foods.  In remaining campus operations vegan entrees are offered in menu cycle rotation, and through “Harvest Bar” concept daily.

21) Please list and give percentages for any other sustainably produced food items you purchase that are not included above:
 

FAIR TRADE PRODUCTS
22) Do you purchase Fair Trade Certified coffee?
[  ]  No
[  ]  Some. Please describe:
[ x ]  All

23)  Do you purchase other Fair Trade Certified food products?
[ X ]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please indicate (repeat for each product).
[   %]  Percentage purchased that is Fair Trade Certified. Type of item:

DISHWARE AND ECO-FRIENDLY INCENTIVES
24) Please indicate which of following your university-operated/contracted dining facilities offers.
[  ]  Disposable dishware
[  ]  Only reusable dishware
[ x ]  Reusable and disposable dishware

25) If you offer disposables, please indicate materials used (check all that apply).
[ X ]  Plastic or polystyrene
[ X ]  Postconsumer recycled content
[ X ]  Biodegradable/compostable
[  ]  Other
Description (optional):

26) Do your dining facilities offer discounts or cash incentives to individuals using reusable dishware, bringing a bag, or bringing reusable containers?
[X  ]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please describe:

27) Do your dining facilities use any polystyrene products (i.e., Styrofoam)?
[ X ]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please describe:

FOOD COMPOSTING AND WASTE DIVERSION
28) Do your dining facilities compost preconsumer food scraps?
[  ]  No
[ x ]  Yes. Please indicate the proportion of dining facilities that run preconsumer compost programs (e.g. two out of five dining facilities) and, if available, the combined annual tonnage composted.
[   28%]  Proportion of dining facilities that run preconsumer compost programs.
[      ]  Annual tonnage of preconsumer compost.

29) Do your dining facilities compost postconsumer food scraps?
[ X ]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please indicate the proportion of dining facilities that run postconsumer compost programs (e.g. two out of five dining facilities) and, if available, the combined annual tonnage composted.
[  %]  Proportion of dining facilities that run postconsumer compost programs.
[      ]  Annual tonnage of postconsumer compost.

30) Do your dining facilities donate excess food to a food bank, soup kitchen, or shelter, etc.?
[  ]  No
[ X ]  Yes. Please describe: Excess food is donated to "Food Gatherings"

31) Do your dining facilities have a trayless dining program?
[  ]  No
[ x ]  Sometimes--on specific days, on certain occasions, or in specific locations. Please describe: A successful pilot trayless program was implemented in one residence dining hall in Spring 2009.
[  ]  Yes--standard practice. Please describe program including date started and, if available, data on reduced food waste or water consumption:

32) Please tell us about any other steps your dining facilities have taken to reduce waste (e.g., food waste auditing, recycling used cooking oil for biodiesel production):

RECYCLING OF TRADITIONAL MATERIALS
33) Please indicate which traditional materials your dining facilities recycle (check all that apply).

[  ]  None
[ x ]  Aluminum
[ x ]  Cardboard
[ x ]  Glass
[ x ]  Paper
[  ]  Plastics (all)
[ x ]  Plastics (some): #1 and #2
[  ]  Other. Please list:

34) Are recycling receptacles located throughout dining locations?
[ X ]  No within Residence Halls
[ X ]  Yes. Please describe: Cardboard & Paper bins at Delivery Docks

35) What is the dining services' current waste-diversion rate (the percentage of recyclable waste diverted from traditional disposal)?
[ 28.8 – 42.4  %] Varies by location, and in some cases is included in Residence Hall data.

AFFILIATIONS
Questions 36-37 are for informational purposes only; responses will NOT be included in the Report Card evaluation process.
36) Indicate if your dining services are:
[  ]  Contracted. Please describe:
[ X ]  School operated. Please describe: All Residential Dining is Self Operated through Housing. University Health Systems is Self operated in Patient feeding, and Contracted in Public Cafeteria’s
[  ]  Other. Please describe:

37) Is the dining services director, or another dining services staff person, a member of any campus-wide environmental/sustainability initiatives or committees at your school?
[  ]  No
[ X ]  Yes. Please describe: Dining Leadership representative sits on Housing Sustainability Oversight Committee.

 

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