Some Colleges Starting to Get It About Food!: " Some Colleges Starting to Get It About Food!
Just as some hospitals in America are transitioning to organic foods, universities are slowly making the switch too. The difference-maker: Demands made by a growing number of 'nutritionally wired students' raised on 'Whole Foods diets.'
In the case of Yale University, the switch from pre-made foods to preparing scratch meals from more wholesome sources has taken five years, because most schools never spent money on food before and don't know how, according to one expert, without a lot of help.
Today, some 50 percent of the 15 million American students attending college have access to organic food, probably accounting for a goodly portion of the industry's 20 percent yearly growth.
As one might expect at an Ivy League school, Yale's nutritional goals -- serving 100 percent sustainable and organic food -- are high but doable. That's a far cry from just four years, when organic foods were served in just one dining hall on campus.
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