Sustainability in Brock’s Dining Services

By: Thurkkha Thayalalingam

Did you know that about 25 per cent of the food served by Dining Services is locally sourced? These foods come from Canadian sites that are within 200km from the university. Brock’s Dining Services has many different sustainability initiatives in place including plant-forward meals and “cool foods”.   

A dietary labelling program with special menu icons is also used to provide additional information regarding dietary restrictions. This includes identifying any foods that are vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy- free, halal, or plant-forward.   

Cool Food Meals are World Resource Institute (WRI) certified meals that meet an established per-meal GHG emissions threshold. The university has been serving Cool Food Meals since September 2022, with approximately 15 per cent of the current menu being Cool Foods certified.  

Learn more about Brock’s Dining Services and its sustainability initiatives through the links below: