Providing you with healthy options is something your dining team proudly does every day. We help you select delicious, nutritious and satisfying meals, snacks and desserts by highlighting well-balanced menu choices and providing nutritional information and tips to help you make choices that fit your needs.
We take pride in serving you wholesome ingredients, preparing recipes accurately and providing nutritional analysis and ingredient statements through our online menus and nutrition calculator. From our general manager to our front line servers, we work carefully to address food allergies, celiac diets, or other special dietary needs.
We want to meet one-on-one with anyone who has individual dining needs to ensure that your dining experience is safe, delicious, and social. If you have a food allergy/special diet concern, please call or send us a note using the feedback form.
The food program is capable of accommodating any dietary concerns at no extra cost, we ask that you communicate with us in advance to ensure we have food for you.
Locate a healthier choice! All Mindful offerings meet stringent nutritional criteria based on the Dietary Guidelines for all Each Mindful item is limited in calories, has fewer than 30% of calories from fat, fewer than 10% of calories from saturated fat, and is restricted in sodium and cholesterol.
Humane Society International - Canada Forward Food Training Program
HSI has been working with Sodexo in both Canada and the US over the past few years providing training and resources to our chefs in order to make it easier for them to add plant based and plant forward items on their menu. Sodexo Canada and Humane Society International/Canada are excited to announce this new national partnership which will elevate plant-based menu options in Sodexo's accounts across the country. As part of the partnership, HSI/Canada's Forward Food program trains Sodexo chefs on plant-based cooking techniques and work with Sodexo leadership to develop new, custom plant-based recipes.
Our chefs have completed the Humane Society International - Canada Forward Food program training. As one of Sodexo's selected accounts, SMUS will transition at least 20% of the current menu items to be plant-based with support from HSI/Canada's Forward Food program, enhancing plant-based offerings for your students.
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The objective of this concept is to provide delicious, appealing, healthy and affordable menu options to the many people who want to consume more plant-based foods, especially proteins. It will appeal to a broad audience and meet the unprecedented demand for food choices that align with current consumer values.
Food Innovation - Salad Bars are not enough, menu development for traditional cuisines recreated as
plant-forward meals are becoming popular (ie., bowl recipes - is an example of menu development.
Utilizing global cuisine, regional flavour profiles, and putting as much produce as possible in the bowl).
Leveraging and strengthening local suppliers, and produce vendor partnerships.
Offering young people food that’s new, fresh and local on campus, while we take an innovative approach to re-innovate popular and familiar ingredients and offer it in a new way.
UNIQUE VALUE OF OUR PROPOSED CONCEPT
This concept is distinct for three key reasons.
First, it is 100% plant-based. It will provide delicious, nutritious and sustainable options to individuals who increasingly want to eat plant-based foods for environmental sustainability, personal health and animal welfare.
Second, it is a place where people can learn about the impact of their food choices, experiment with
new kinds of foods, and know that they are making choices that align with their values.
Finally, it is action-oriented. By introducing Verde to your campus, it is a powerful way for individuals to get involved in building a healthier, more humane and more sustainable food system, and to learn more about the positive impacts they can have on the world around them when they enjoy our menu offerings.
Vegan and vegetarian menu items are available extensively throughout dining menus; accounting for approximately 64% of our total menu offering.
Through our partnership with Food Forward and Humane Society International, Verde we will feature an extensive selection of plant-based and plant-forward food options.