Aramark pushes back on Minnesota Real Food Challenge

Contract company said it would not work with Real Food Challenge.

Dec. 12—A University of Minnesota student group’s efforts to monitor campus food sustainability are meeting resistance from a national food service provider.

Student group U Students Like Good Food is attempting to implement the Real Food Challenge’s calculator, a program that would monitor University Dining Services for food sustainability.

But Aramark, the University’s contracted food and beverage provider, said it will not work with RFC at either the University or national level.

Multiple sources alleged that Aramark issued a directive to their employees telling them not to work with students in regard to the Real Food Challenge. Aramark did not return multiple requests for comment.