September 10, 2018 by Doreen Garelick, Dietetic Intern
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Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-1726
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.
WSU Dining's Northside, Southside, and Hillside dining facilities first earned SPE certification in 2015. The WSU Dining Services team achieved certification 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 certification by the Marine Stewardship Council. Starting at 2-star certification in 2015, they have continued to add healthy options to their menus and expand their sustainability efforts and as of fall 2018 are 3-star certified!
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.
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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.