1. Real Food: We support a food system that emphasizes fresh cooked meals rather than processed items, prioritizes the local and ethical sourcing of ingredients, and utilizes production methods that are humane and respect our environment.
2. Real Jobs: Food workers should be paid a living wage (with health and retirement benefits), including enough to afford real food for their families. Workers should be free to publicly disclose food safety or quality issues, and to form a union through a legal and democratic process of their own choosing without threats and intimidation.
3. Transparency: Transparency is fundamental in changing our food system. Universities — and all food service institutions — should fully disclose the source of their food purchases, and the wages and benefits paid to food workers.