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Syracuse University Food Services Receives A+ Score from PETA for Fourth Consecutive Year
For the fourth consecutive year, Syracuse University’s dining centers have received an A+ rating from PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), placing the University on the Dean’s List in PETA’s college rankings. According to VeganReportCard.com, “The Dean’s List includes an elite group of institutions that have accrued enough Vegan Report Card points to rank among the highest tier of A-rated schools. They are the vanguard when it comes to vegan cuisine on campus.”
Criteria for grading include:
- Offers at least one vegan entrée at every meal
- Promotes vegan options
- Labels vegan entrees and desserts
- Offers nondairy milk
- Participates in Meatless Monday
- Offers an all-vegan station
- Offers egg/mayonnaise replacements
Ruth Sullivan, a registered dietitian with Food Services, explains that they go above and beyond these guidelines. “Each dining center has an area dedicated to vegan foods that includes a wide variety of choices at each meal. We have seen an increase in the number of vegan students, as well as those who want to include more plant-forward menu items in their diet. Food Services is committed to providing delicious vegan options that meet the needs of these students.”
The Food Services menu committee is always looking to enhance their vegan options. If you have a vegan recipe that you would like to see offered in the dining centers, fill out the Share Your Recipe form for menu consideration.
To see the vegan options offered daily in the dining centers, visit the daily menu page of the Food Services website.