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Good food, good for the planet: Cornell Dining and Hampton Creek

25 September 2015

Cornell Dining and Hampton Creek have teamed up to bring 10X sustainability to the Cornell campus! This month, we've replaced all mayonnaise across Cornell Dining's eateries with eggless, dairy-free, gluten-free, kosher, and vegan Just Mayo.

Just Mayo dispenserJust Mayo is just one of the revolutionary products from Hampton Creek, founded by Cornell University alum Josh Tetrick. (We're also serving the company's vegan Just Cookies, starting with a few of our dining rooms.)

You may already have spotted the Just Mayo dispensers at our grills and in dining rooms. We're also using Just Mayo to make wraps and sandwiches for our FreshTake coolers around campus, and you'll find single-serving packets, too. Earlier this year, 7-Eleven made the same switch, company-wide!

In addition to being vegan, gluten-free, and kosher, Just Mayo has 30% less saturated fat than Ken's or Hellman's mayonnaise, and has no cholesterol. Each serving of Just Mayo even saves four gallons of water compared to production of traditional mayonnaise.

Spread across the Cornell campus, Just Mayo and Just Cookies will help us save millions of gallons of water, hundreds of thousands of square feet of farmland, millions of grams of carbon emissions production, and tens of millions of grams of sodium in our diets. It's also part of our increasing effort to make sure that if a dish can be vegan, it should be vegan.

We're delighted to share the news of our partnership with Hampton Creek to offer good food that's good for the planet, as part of our overall initiative to adopt the Menus of Change principles of healthy, sustainable, delicious food choices across campus.

About Cornell Dining

Cornell Dining is consistently ranked in the Princeton Review' s top ten for best campus food among all colleges and universities in the country. That high rating comes from customer surveys, and reflects Cornell Dining's commitment to serving high-quality foods that are healthy and creatively prepared with genuine care for a diverse community. Cornell Dining operates more than 30 on-campus eateries - which include all-you-care-to-eat dining rooms, cafés, coffee houses, food courts, and convenience stores - and serves more than 26,000 meals a day to members of the Cornell community. For more information, visit dining.cornell.edu.


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