The first step of organizing a Real Food Challenge Ontario campaign is preparing to run a Real Food Calculator Audit in Summer 2017. The Audit will measure a baseline of the amount of Real Food on campus and identify opportunities to improve campus purchasing practices.
Real Food Challenge Ontario Campaigns will work to achieve all of the Eligibility Criteria by April 2017, including:
Hold 1 or more Real Food events to introduce students and stakeholders to the goals and values of the Real Food Challenge
Receive letters of support from 5 or more student groups and/or faculty and/or administrative departments who feel the Real Food Challenge will advance their goals
Confirm 1 or more Faculty member who will support the Calculator Audit process
Confirm 1 member of campus foodservices who will serve as the Institutional Official for the Calculator Audit, supporting students to access necessary information and liaising with the foodservice team and Meal Exchange national
Secure purchasing invoices from foodservices which will be used for the Calculator Audit
Secure funding to cover Calculator Audit costs (amount to be discussed, based on campus size and context)
Confirm one or more representative(s) to attend Meal Exchange’s National Student Food Summit conference, summer 2017
Confirm one or more student(s) to run the Calculator Audit over summer 2017, available a minimum of 10-20 hours per week (paid summer position will be provided for select campuses)
Meal Exchange will provide detailed guides, template materials, and examples from successful campaigns for all of the above steps. You will be responsible for building and managing a team on your campus.
If you believe your campus is a good fit for the Real Food Challenge and that you can achieve the above requirements by April 2017, register as a Real Food Ontario Campaign on the next page, and we will send details and resources to you by the end of January.