Nerd Alert: Today I represented the Student Dietetic Association at the monthly Dining Services Meeting to address such pressing issues as: lack of healthy dining options, lack of options for specialty diets, lack of labeling of healthy and specialty items and the on-campus Starbucks upcharging me $0.60 for a damn splash of soy milk. Important things.
The catch with attending one of these meetings is that you get a free meal in the dining hall. I’m game for free food, and this was my first time in a Winthrop dining hall since I bring my food every day. I confess I haven’t heard good things, but I wanted to see it for myself. I was pretty excited to see this:
Tofu isn’t exactly a cafeteria staple. Getting my hands on it felt a bit like a drug deal, but the point is: it was there, and I got it.
I managed to wrangle a suitable salad with: kidney beans, baby corn, squash, carrots, artichoke hearts, sunflower seeds, olive oil and vinegar. I topped it with a roll and some brown rice. It’s all healthy, yes, but it wasn’t that great. Only I would eat it is what I’m saying. That’s because I like clean, simple food. I don’t see many other students hopping on a meal like that. Plus, I was huuuungry a couple hours later.
Good thing I won $10 in campus cash a raffle at the meeting so I grabbed some lame snacks for my night class:
I missed my own food somethin’ FIERCE today. So I ate this glob of peanut butter later:
JK JK JK… That’s rubber.
The dining services people were really a pleasure to talk to. They are super responsive to student feedback and have been taking strides to offer healthier options. I’m looking forward to working with them.
Now I’m off to watch Oprah go vegan. I know the whole world has already seen it. Twitter told me…