By protecting and improving our environment, the communities where we do business and the students we serve, Sodexo makes every day a better day and every tomorrow a better tomorrow.

Sustainability Matters

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Belmont Dining Services Sustainability Mission Statement:

Belmont Campus Dining services will lead our campus and community in creating a better tomorrow. We will operate our facility to protect our natural resources -- moving as close to zero waste, water, and energy as possible. We will seek products from sources that respect the environment, people, and communities where they are produced. We will promote health and wellness through the food choices we serve and by educating our customers to make healthier choices during and after their visit in our dining space. We will treat our staff and customers with dignity and we will use our expertise to educate others in building a sustainable future. At Belmont Dining Services we will not only minimize our impact, we will dedicate ourselves to restoration of the natural systems and communities we depend on as a business.

What is Belmont Dining doing to help our environment and better our community?

Aspretto Coffee at Harrington Place Dining Hall

Aspretto is a premium coffee that is an answer to the market's call for a sustainable "green" product. It is fair-trade purchased and trans-fair certified. Everything that touches the product is green, from the 10%PCF cups to the renewable resource stirrers and the fair trade sugar wrapped in recyclable paper and printed with vegetable or soy dye. For additional information visit:http://www.aspretto.sodexo.com/

Second Harvest Food Bank

Each year Sodexo hosts a food drive from the second week of October to November 12th and this year is no different. In efforts to provide the Second Harvest Food Bank we are hosting a stuff the bus campaign, battle of the chefs- cake donations, and 5 cans of food for a free lunch. If you would like additional information on how to be involved with these efforts you can contact Andrew at 615.460.8333 or at belmontdiningservices@gmail.com. The most raised by Belmont in the past has been 1,044 lbs. Let's try to make this year even more successful.

Class Involvement

Our General Manager, Kyle Grover, has been heavily involved in the development of two classes here at Belmont University. His main goal while working with these students is to promote and develop ideas that are healthy for the environment while also being logical for business.

Recycling

In a simple effort to help better our Dining Hall we have switched to recycled napkins instead of the white, bleached napkins that are detrimental to our environment. Also, in the summer of 2010 Belmont Dining Services eliminated paper plates and plastic wares for camps by buying melamine china. These efforts saved 1.5 tons of paper and 500 lbs. of plastic from being placed in a land fill.

Recycling of Cooking Oil

We empty all of our used oil into a storage bin where our recycling company then picks up the oil to be processed. Our oil is used for dog food, nail polish, and lipstick after leaving Belmont.

Corner Court Organic and Natural Foods

We offer a variety of Organic and Natural Foods at the Corner Court and What's Bruin. A few examples are...

Organics Made in Nature:

  • Organic Dried Pineapple Slices
  • Organic Dried Apple Slices
  • Organic Dried Papaya Slices
  • Organic Dried Banana Chips

Roberts American Gourmet Popcorn:

  • Fruity Booty with Peach & Mango
  • Veggie Booty with Spinach & Kale
  • Pirate Booty with Aged Cheddar Cheese
  • New York Pizza

Stacy's Pita Chips: These chips come in different bag sizes!

  • Parmesan Garlic & Herbs
  • Cinnamon Sugar
  • Simply Naked
  • Texarkana Hot
  • Naturally Cheddar
  • Toasted Garlic
  • Everything
  • Multi- Grain

Seapoint Farms:

  • Wasabi Dry Roasted Edamame
  • Lightly Salted Edamame

Annie Chuns:

  • Noodle Express
    > Teriyaki
    > Chinese Chow Mein
  • Organic Noodles & Sauce
    > Peanut Sesame
    > Teriyaki
  • Noodle Bowls
    > Pad Thai
    > Kung Pao
    > Udon
    > Peanut Sesame

Nature's Path:

  • Optimum Power Cereal with Blueberries & Flaxseed

Newman's Own Organic Raisins

Back to Nature Granola Cookies

Luna Bars:

  • Strawberries & Cream
  • Nutz over Chocolate
  • Iced Oatmeal Raisin
  • Blueberry Bliss
  • Berry Almond
  • Lemon Zest
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate

Clif Bars:

  • Chocolate Chip Peanut Cruch
  • Chocolate Brownie
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Carrot Cake
  • Blueberry Crisp
  • Black Cherry Almond
  • Apricot
  • Cookies -n- Creme
  • Peanut Butter
  • Vanilla Almond
  • Lemon
  • Chocolate Mint
  • Chocolate Almond Fudge

Kind Fruit & Nut Bars:

  • Walnut & Date
  • Fruit & Nut Delight
  • Fruit & Nuts in Yogurt
  • Almond & Apricot

Kashi:

  • Cinnamin Harvest Cereal
  • Heart to Heart Wild Blueberry Cereal
  • 7 Whole Grain Puffs Cereal
  • Happy Trail Mix Cookies
  • Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Cookies
  • Oatmeal Raisin Flax Cookies
  • Honey Almond Flax Bar
  • Trail Mix Bar

Endangered Species Chocolate:

  • Dark Chocolate
  • Extreme Dark Chocolate
  • Supreme Dark Chocolate
  • Dark Chocolate with Raspberries
  • Dark Chocolate with Mint

Great Websites that encourage Sustainability and the Green Movement

  • www.barefootfarmer.com This website details the workings of a local farmer outside of Nashville, TN. He offers a great service to get organic/local/biodynamic food to the Nashville area for very cheap prices. Check out this website...it's really cool!
  • www.oxfamamerica.org This organization helps to relieve hunger, poverty, and injustice throughout the world.
    This team of people help give financial assistance to small villages and perform a wide range of services to thepeople of the world.
  • www.one.org The ONE Campaign has dedicated their organization to stopping hunger and poverty. They are raising awareness to some of the world's greatest problems: hunger, poverty, disease, and injustice.
  • www.lime.com Healthy Living with a Twist!! This company is attempting to make your life simple when trying to achieve a more eco-friendly stance in your daily living. Offering products that range from organic blankets to giving you great healthy recipes for living healthier.
  • www.care2.com This website is great!! It gives you blogs, groups, and other newsletters and polls to help you understand how to implement organic, healthy and environmentally friendly products into your life.
  • www.bsr.org This organization helps to integrate sustainability into business through consulting and research. It gives great insight into different topics in the business of sustainability.
  • www.earth911.com This website is full of resource information about being eco-friendly. It discusses climate change and air quality and more...Check it out! It's a great site...it even has competitions for students!
  • www.greenbeltmovement.org This organization, the Green Belt Movement, is dedicated to planting trees in Africa, specifically Kenya! What started as a tiny team of women dedicated to planting trees to help the environment and the culture in Kenya. Dr. Wangari Maathai has dedicated her life to teaching and planting trees. She is the first environmentalist to win the Nobel Peace Prize (2004).
  • www.triplepundit.com This website is a great blog discussing and detailing innovations in green energy and a whole array of information related to this great subject!
  • www.heifer.org This organization is dedicated to help communities focus and build in sustainable practices. Their philosophy is giving animals to small communities in third world countries....like cows, rabbits, and water buffalo. For as little as $10 you can give a trio of rabbits to a community and you'd be amazed at the difference it makes!

The Middle Tennessee area has an unbelievable assortment of fruits and vegetables that are grown locally within the greater Nashville Metropolitan area. Take a look at the local offerings of fruits and vegetables. Also, we have added a section that gives you the seasonality of popular fruits and vegetables.

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