Health & Sustainability
Whittier has partnered with Bon Appétit to provide healthy and responsible food choices throughout its cafés. With a commitment to serving food that is cooked from scratch and that includes fresh, seasonal, and regional products in all its offerings, our cafés’ menus are full of healthy food options for students every day.
Sustainable food practices are a cornerstone of Bon Appétit’s health focus. These efforts include Bon Appétit’s Farm to Fork and Low-Carbon lunch programs.
Farm to Fork is a Bon Appétit initiative that reflects its commitment to buying local produce and to sustainable farming practices. This effort includes purchasing seasonal and regional ingredients from local small farmers and artisans within a 150-mile radius of our kitchen who use sustainable farming practices. Farm to Fork also supports farmers who do not use pesticides, hormones, and antibiotics, and who grow heirloom vegetables rather than genetically-modified produce. Learn more.
Bon Appétit’s Low Carbon Diet is the first national program to highlight the significant connections between food and climate change and take steps to reduce the College’s contribution to the problem. Reducing the purchasing of high carbon foods such as beef, cheese, and tropical fruit, eliminating wasteful practices, and educating the campus about the issue of environmental sustainability are just a few ways that Bon Appétit is working with the College community to better the environment.