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Changes in main campus dining


[Ed. note: Professor Teresa Fung's study also made headlines this week in The New York Times: "Nutrition: Risky Additions to a Low-Carb Diet"]

I've been noticing many changes in The Fens and Java City. For example, in The Fens, my much-loved mango smoothies have been replaced by a fresh-rolled sushi station (I'll take it!) and on some days you can make your own yogurt parfait (I'll take that, too). The Fens also has an assemble-your-own mediterranean bar with hummus, tabouli, and pita bread, and although Freshens is gone, rumor has it that we can get froyo by the ounce at a "Healthy Balance" station. Anyone know if this is happening, yet? I need my afternoon pick-me-up!

Another big change is... wait for it...

Breakfast is back in The Fens! It opens Monday through Friday at 7:30 a.m. (hours are Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m. & Friday 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.) and I hear the omelettes are delicious. I'm definitely grabbing one this week.

In addition to changes in The Fens, Java City now has a newly installed grab-and-go option that just opened today. From what I can tell, we can get salads, sandwiches, cereal, snacks, etc., so I'm sure I'll be hitting that up often. Also, Meyers Cafe now offers lunch and is open Monday-Friday 10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Meyers also has grab-and-go options, including made-to-order paninis!

Assistant Vice President for Administration Janet Fishstein says these changes were based on our requests and are geared toward providing more variety, flexibility, and quality in on-campus dining options. Which is great news if you've been following Nutrition Professor Teresa Fung's study on the link between low carb diets and mortality. Basically, she found that low carb + rich in animal fats and proteins = bad, and low carb + rich in plant-based fats and proteins = good. More about Professor Fung's study was featured in today's Boston Globe: "Low-carb diet is better with vegetables, study says." So, if you have to eat on campus, make sure you grab-and-go some veggies!

To stay up-to-date with future campus dining changes, visit their webpage on CampusDish. I haven't made it over the the res campus, yet, so I'm not sure what's different in Bartol. Any reports from the field?

Posted by Amanda Voodre
Category: Faculty Highlights
Topics: community, nutrition, professors, research

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