SPE Certified


Washington State University

Various Cuisines

Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-1726
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Washington State University's mission is to exceed the expectations of those they serve, as well as those who support the mission and values of Washington State University. To achieve this purpose, they are committed to delivering the highest quality of operational service, while operating in an ethical and fiscally responsible manner.

As of fall 2015, WSU Dining's Northside, Southside, and Hillside dining facilities are each 2-star SPE-certified.  The WSU Dining Services team achieved this through their use of nutrient dense ingredients, healthier fats in cooking, whole grains and legume flours. In addition, Dining Services exhibited a commitment to sustainability through the use of post-consumer materials, cage-free eggs, hormone free dairy, antibiotic free proteins, and future certification by the Marine Stewardship Council.

Dining Services submitted 175 recipes for SPE to review and the 156 of those dishes that met SPE’s criteria will be featured as part of the SPE dish of the day.

Working with WSU through the certification process, SPE's Senior Culinary Nutritionist Kristy Del Coro had this to say. "It was a pleasure to work with WSU and learn about all of the incredible initiatives they have towards offering a healthy sustainable dining environment for their students. From their on-site garden to their use of local grains and flours to their commitment to sourcing sustainable meat and seafood, they have an impressive operation that values health and sustainability."

More information about their process and commitments can be found on the WSU Dining website.


Achieved a score of 80% or greater.


Achieved a score between 50% and 80%.


Achieved a score between 30% and 50%.

Offers items that meet SPE criteria for a balanced plate.