Expand services provided by Event Management, Dining, and Hospitality to better fit the students’ cultural, religious, or medical dietary needs.
Task Force Recommendation: Create and Invest in Affirming Spaces for Students of Color
Task Force Project: Expand services provided by Event Management, Dining, and Hospitality to better fit the students’ cultural, religious, or medical dietary needs.
Champion: Danielle Miller-Schuster
Implementation Team Actions
Event Management, Dining, and Hospitality culinary staff collaborated with those on campus who practice diets such as halal and kosher. In response, EMDH:
- Developed training materials to educate staff and student workers.
- Designed a menu review plan that identifies items as meeting halal needs.
- Expanded vegetarian and vegan menu selections that
will encompass religious dietary needs, including “Meatless Monday” at Fresh Bites in Watterson Dining Commons.
- A joint effort of Student Affairs Information Technology and University Marketing and Communications resulted in creation of NetNutrition icons used to designate menu items that adhere to halal and kosher standards.
- EMDH also completed the Food Allergy Research and Education Organization (FARE) dining self-audit. This led to review of management policy, standard operating procedures, and a marketing plan to assist culinary staff in preparing foods that will accommodate those with food allergies and celiac disease.
- Finalize allergen management policy.
- Implement venue-specific standard operating procedures.
- Create allergen handling training materials; provide culinary staff training at department staff training in August 2018.
- Collaborate with EMDH marketing team to edit, update, and disseminate allergen management signage.