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NACUFS Names 2022 Awards Finalists

The National Association of College & University Food Services named the gold, silver and bronze winners of its 2022 Loyal E. Horton Dining, Nutrition, and Sustainability Awards.

Named after a NACUFS founder, past president, and highly regarded innovator, the Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards recognize members’ “innovative ideas and program implementation.” A team of six judges and a committee chair examined each entry and awarded gold, silver, and bronze in each category. The winners of the 2022 Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards are: 

Residential Dining Facility

Gold: Tufts University and Rider University

Silver: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Bronze: California Polytechnic State University

Residential Dining – Special Event

Gold: Virginia Tech and North Dakota State University

Silver: University of North Texas

Bronze: University of Arizona 

Retail Sales – Single Concept/Multiple Concepts/Marketplace

Gold: University of California – San Diego, University of Richmond and Schoolcraft College

Silver: Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Central Washington University and SUNY at Cortland

Bronze: Texas Christian University and University of Arizona 

Catering – Online Menu

Gold: University of North Texas, University of North Dakota and Rollins College

Silver: Hope College

Nutrition Awards

The nutrition awards recognize the outstanding nutrition and wellness programs implemented within collegiate foodservice programs to meet the needs of a dynamic student population. A team of four judges examined each entry and awarded gold, silver, and bronze. The winners of the 2022 Nutrition Awards are:

Most Innovative Wellness & Nutrition Program

Gold: University of Maryland

Silver: University of Massachusetts

Bronze: Washington University in St. Louis

Best Vegan Recipe

Gold: University of Connecticut

Silver: Buffalo State College

Bronze: Marist College

Sustainability Awards

The sustainability awards recognize the pivotal role dining services has in the overall environmental sustainability and social responsibility of a campus: people – planet – profit. A team of four judges examined each entry carefully and awarded gold and silver. The winners of the 2022 Sustainability Awards are: 

Procurement Practices

Gold: University of Michigan

Silver: University of California Davis

Waste Management

Gold: Boston College

Silver: University of Michigan 

Outreach and Education

Gold: University of Rhode Island

Silver: Virginia Tech

NACUFS will announce the Grand Prize winners July 16, during the association’s 2022 National Conference in Spokane, Wash.