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Sustainable Food Policy

At Bath Spa University, we understand that the provision of food and catering services has environmental and social impacts.

In support of our ‘Bath Spa’s Vision to 2020’, we are committed to minimising these impacts and making them positive wherever we can.

To achieve these aims we will create a sustainable food culture at the University by:

  • Meeting and exceeding all relevant industry regulation
  • Promoting healthy food to our customers to enhance their well-being
  • Reflecting seasonality in menu plans
  • Working to support our local producers
  • Incorporating best practice in our sourcing of sustainable food
  • Ensuring our catering staff have the necessary knowledge and skills to embed sustainable issues into their practices
  • Engaging customers and our supply chain in the issues around sustainable food.

We will work with our suppliers and stakeholders to achieve these aims.

This policy covers all food outlets and food served by the University.

Date of last approval: May 2017
Approved by: Vice-Chancellor, Professor Christina Slade

We are proud that our facilities at the Oak Tree Nursery and Newton Park Refectory have been awarded the 2018 Soil Association's Silver Food for Life Food Served Here award. 

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