Many students on the CCBC Catonsville campus want to start or maintain a healthy diet but they often complain the lunch menu can make it difficult to proceed with this goal.
All the hours spent in a lecture, studying, or in the library have the potential to make an individual very hungry. The café is an essential place for the students but many have disclosed their unpleasant viewpoints about the food choices.
“The café does not have a lot of healthy choices. They mostly sell burgers, pizza, hot dogs, chicken tenders, and fries. I wish there was more of a variety of salads and fruits, so that it would be easier to maintain my diet,” Ashley Williams, CCBC Catonsville Student, said.
Students are growing frustrated because each of them has their own eating preferences, but it is harder for students that want to eat healthy. Many students have complained about keeping up with their diets because the fatty foods can be addicting.
CCBC Catonsville has been making strides towards a healthier lunch menu. Last year, CCBC introduced the CCBC Deli, which makes fresh bread every day and they serve salads and Paninis. Also, the “Simply to Go” convenient meal solutions program serves sandwiches and a variety of salads.
“We try our best to accommodate all of our students’ eating habits. Our biggest goal is to make sure that everyone is comfortable and as healthy as possible,” Soudabeh Abbasi, Operations Dean, said.
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CCBC Catonsville’s staff is currently putting forth the effort to adjust the lunch menu, so that it can be as healthy as possible. These recent changes have made students proud, because they are happy to know that the CCBC staff is acknowledging their requests and desires.
“I really do appreciate the fact that our voices are being heard. The staff is doing whatever they can do to meet our needs,” James Mitchell, CCBC Catonsville Student, said.
Having a healthy diet is important when it comes to personal health and even education. The lunch menu plays a big role in this because many students attend school for the majority of the day.
CCBC Catonsville’s staff will continue to take the necessary steps to make the lunch menu as healthy as possible. Most recently, staff members have been doing research on specific foods that are good for you and will accommodate the students’ taste buds.
The process will not happen overnight, but it will be very important in the future. The students are going to benefit from the upcoming changes that are in the making. According to many CCBC students, a healthy lunch menu is needed to make the overall lunch better and that’s what CCBC is aiming towards.