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Penn State Dining Aiming To Make 35% Of Entrees Plant-Based By 2025

Penn State Dining is partnering with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to offer more plant-based options on campus. Its goal is to serve 35% plant-based entrees in on-campus dining halls by 2025.

“We look forward to working with the Humane Society of the United States toward increasing the plant-based entrée offerings at Penn State,” Director of Residential Dining Jim Meinecke said in a release. “Providing healthy and nutritious options for our students, faculty, and staff is very important, and HSUS has been a great partner in providing guidance as we pursue this goal.”

Other Big Ten universities have set the standard for moving toward plant-based offerings in dining halls. Michigan pledged to serve 55% plant-based entrees by 2025, while Wisconsin committed to 30% by the same year.

Penn State currently serves around 14,000 on-campus students and provides approximately 1.4 million meals per semester across Penn State’s five dining halls.

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