Sustainability Guide

As foodservice professionals, how and what you choose to grow, purchase, cook, and serve are at the center of the sustainability challenge affecting the environmental footprint of the entire food sector. This leaves the National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS) with the responsibility and opportunity to help collegiate foodservice operations across the globe contribute to a better world that will be home for generations to come.

 

 

NACUFS Collegiate Foodservice Sustainability Guide©

The NACUFS Collegiate Foodservice Sustainability Guide© is designed to help collegiate foodservice professionals plan, adopt, and improve their sustainability impact within the overall institutional structure, and global environment. Whether starting a sustainability program from scratch or already have a mature program, the Sustainability Guide provides an overview and best practices of ten key sustainability issues:

  • Food Waste
  • Carbon Footprint
  • Social Equity
  • Local, Seasonal Menus & Purchasing Strategy
  • Waste Reduction
  • Animal Welfare
  • Biodiversity & Habitat Protection
  • Sustainable Seafood
  • Sustainability Collaboration
  • Ingredient Transparency
     

The NACUFS Collegiate Foodservice Sustainability Guide, Sustainability Assessment Tool, NACUFS Collegiate Foodservice Sustainability Guide Lesson Plans, and NACUFS Train the Trainer Program is collectively called the NACUFS Sustainability Toolkit.


Sustainability Assessment Tool

Measure the institution's foodservice sustainability efforts with the Sustainability Assessment Tool included with the NACUFS Collegiate Foodservice Sustainability Guide. The assessment tool is an interactive spreadsheet that will estimate the institutions total sustainability impact, monitors progress, tracks progress year-over-year, and helps guide decisions on sustainability priorities and next steps.


NACUFS Collegiate Foodservice Sustainability Guide© Lesson Plans

Equip the team to tell the story of campus sustainability efforts with the NACUFS Collegiate Foodservice Sustainability Guide Lesson Plans. Grow awareness among the larger campus community through training the team utilizing this step-by-step instruction guide covering the ten key sustainability issues highlighted in the NACUFS Collegiate Foodservice Sustainability Guide.


NACUFS Train the Trainer Program

Identify and train team members to deliver the NACUFS Collegiate Foodservice Sustainability Guide Lesson Plans with the NACUFS Train the Trainer Program. Develop and guide trainers in storytelling and provide crucial background information on how adults learn.


Cost

Purchase the NACUFS Collegiate Foodservice Sustainability Guide and Sustainability Assessment Tool and receive a free copy of the NACUFS Collegiate Foodservice Sustainability Guide© Lesson Plans and the NACUFS Train the Trainer Program.

Member: $199

Non-Member: $299