CSU, Chico News

Food Services Lauded for Healthy and Sustainable Practices

Date: 01-15-2014

Joe Wills
Public Affairs

California State University, Chico’s dining services are featured in a GoodHousekeeping.com article rating university and college cafeterias for quality and sustainability.

CSU, Chico, UC Berkeley, Duke, Yale, Oberlin and University of Washington are some of the schools highlighted in “12 of the Most Healthy and Sustainable College Cafeterias.” The article can be found at http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/print-this/home/green-living/greenest-college-cafeterias-4608093.

GoodHousekeeping.com mentioned that the Marketplace Café, located in the BMU, offers local, organic and vegetarian food options. The article also lauds the University Farm’s organic dairy and waste reduction efforts at the dining halls.

“We are flattered to be included in this article, among many schools that have excellent food service operations,” said George Rankin, director of Associated Students Dining Services. “We aspire to offer our students and other customers a great selection of high-quality and healthy food and beverages at our dining facilities, coffee shops and convenience stores on campus.”

GoodHousekeeping.com, which includes articles from Good Housekeeping on general interest, food, fitness and other topics, receives 1.2 million visitors to its website each month.

In May 2013, Sutter Residential Dining Center won the National Association of College and University Food Service’s 2013 Silver Plate Award for outstanding residential dining among midsized universities. The center is run by the Associated Students Campus Dining Program and University Housing and Food Service.