UM Tops for Vegan Dining in Montana

February 08, 2017

MISSOULA – University of Montana Dining has the highest student vegan satisfaction rating in the Montana University System, according to a recent survey by PETA2, the youth division of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

UM Dining received an A on PETA2’s 2016 Vegan Report Card, noting that students gave the University a 100 percent satisfaction rating. In 2015, UM Dining received a B, and in 2014 it received a C.

The report card is online at

“UM Dining takes pride in supporting student success by providing delicious, nutritious, and sustainable food to all students, including vegans,” said Mark LoParco, director of UM Dining. “Our grade from PETA2 reflects our continued efforts to provide the highest quality service to all students.”

This year’s report noted that UM Dining offers at least one vegan entrée at every meal, offers nondairy milk, offers an all-vegan station in the Food Zoo dining hall, promotes vegan options and labels its vegan options.

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Contact: Sam Belanger, UM Dining director of marketing, 406-243-5089,