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<span>lol Ok, I thought colleges had evolved beyond artery clogging foods at this point, but obviously not. heres the choices we have to eat every morning.<br><br><br><br>
Milk gravy<br><br><br><br>
Butter biscuits<br><br><br><br>
Eggs<br><br><br><br>
Susage<br><br><br><br>
Ham<br><br><br><br>
Bacon<br><br><br><br>
Tator tots<br><br><br><br>
waffles<br><br><br><br>
I'll admit they have bagels and toast and cerael, but they have no fresh fruit or yogurt and no gronola, and NO soymilk, which I think is ridiculous. They have a salad bar, but thats the only healthy thing for lunch and dinner heres the choices<br><br><br><br>
Cheeseburger, fries<br><br><br><br>
Pizza (pepperoni, chicken alfredo, cheese, sausage) it has so much grease that I soak 2 napkins trying to get it off, and even then theres still some<br><br><br><br>
Grill cheese<br><br><br><br>
sandwhich bar- turkey, balongna, salami and tuna (no fake meats, although some people get just cheese, tomato and lettuce on there sandwhich, which im grateful for just that...lol)<br><br><br><br>
and of course theres the ice cream machine and the circular desert tables in the center of the cafeteria and rhye do have one table for sugar free desserts. Still, I wish the cafeteria had better veggie food options, becuase im getting tired of just greasy cheese pizza and baked potatoes and salad everyday.</span>
 

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Ugh, that kinda sucks. I complain about my canteen, but that isn't THAT bad.<br><br><br><br>
If you have a sandwich/ potato bar what about taking your own fillings for these in, and supplementing these with the salad bar? That way you could ring the changes. For example, I take in vegemite, mini pots of hummus, peanut butter to have with my potato or bread. It makes the whole thing a little less depressing.<br><br><br><br>
I can't beleive that there is no fruit!!! Surely that's illegal? Lol. :p<br><br><br><br>
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Our university has a recently formed Vegetarian/Vegan club that has petitioned dinning services for more vegetarian food options. I realize that might be a lot of work but it's a thought...
 

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I'm with AmericanZero. Even if there aren't enough veg*ns for a club, you might just want to hang out on campus getting students to sign a petition for healthier options. Have a letter written up in advance, so they can see what they're signing, and have it specifically mention vegetarian options and a greater variety of healthier food, even among the non-veg stuff. Many college students like feeling like activists, so getting a few hundred of them to sign a petition should be easy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
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the food in our cafeteria here isn't that great either, even though they have had a SOMEWHAT greater vegan selection the past semester or so.<br><br><br><br>
today I went to food services to talk to them about how on weekends there are almost no vegan options and they were really helpful. the manager wrote down my name and info...they're going to help me by trying to post menus (with ingredients) for all meals, supply a vegan meal if there are none available and possibly add more vegan entrees.<br><br><br><br>
you can always try going to Food Services or whatever it's called! I was nervous too, but am so happy that I did...
 

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My college had a better selection than that in 1987!<br><br><br><br>
I agree - talk to the dining hall or food services manager as your first step. Consider the petition option. Or start with your Dean of Students and find out what you can do. With the obesity problem in the US, at least, more colleges are wondering if they don't have a responsibility to educate or help foster more healthier lifestyles. (At the same time, they like their dining halls to make money, so it's a fine line to walk!)
 

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I'm transferring to VCU, Virginia Commonwealth University. It is a big thing down there to be vegan or vegetarian. They have a vegan and vegetarian section in their dining center
 
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