Healthy & Sustainable Food

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Photo: Chartwells

Acadia is located in the beautiful Annapolis Valley, known as the breadbasket of Nova Scotia, and is thus uniquely positioned to provide healthy and sustainable food service to the campus community. Acadia's primary food service provider is Chartwells, with additional services provided by the Acadia Students' Union and the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre.

What is Healthy and Sustainable Food?

At Acadia we define healthy and sustainable food as accessible, affordable, healthy, and culturally appropriate food. It is produced in socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable ways that promote self-reliance and social justice. It meets the following core principles:

  • Healthy
  • Local
  • Ecologically-responsible
  • Just
  • Care for Animal Welfare
  • Minimizes waste
  • Educational
  • Accessible
  • Ensures Consumer Satisfaction
  • Participatory
  • Accountable


Food Services Advisory Committee

A committee of staff, faculty, students reports to the Vice President Finance and Administration & Chief Financial Officer to advance healthy and sustainable food policies and practices at Acadia and provide advice and assistance in food service related matters on campus. Members include:

Jodie Noiles, Acadia Sustainability Office (Chair)
Dr. Alan Warner, Community Development and Environmental and Sustainability Studies (ESST)
Liesel Carlsson, School of Nutrition and Dietetics
James Sanford, Student Services
Kelton Thomason, Residence Life
George Philp, 4th year ESST student and ASU Sustainability Officer
Chaiti Seth, Graduate student, Community Development