This means that out of the thousands of purchases that CDS made within the month of February to feed all of our hungry stomachs, the three of us interns have inputted 83% of those purchases into the Real Food Calculator! Quite a significant amount of data!
So what next? Seems like we're almost done.
Not quite. Once we input that last 17% we move towards researching those purchases, understanding if they are local, fair, ecologically sound, and/or humane. This involves a great deal of calling vendors and recording information. A lot of hours are invested in this element of the project.
After that we have a real food percentile for this month! HOORAY!! But the work is not done, Jill, Jessie, and myself, will then analyze the data, create our report, and offer alternative purchases to further increase our real food percentage. That's the end goal, to increase the real food percentage for CDS next semester.
We are trucking right along and we are very excited about what the data will reveal very soon!