Name: Jennifer Burt
Students from Southern Utah University’s nutrition department have resolved to improve the availability of healthy food options on SUU’s upper campus through an undergraduate research project that will culminate this week.
Currently, the only food options on SUU’s upper campus are offered through vending machines – leaving students with few healthy options to refuel.
In an effort to improve these conditions, the nutrition students will be offering a one-week trial food venue this Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the main lobby of the General Classroom Building, just across the hall from the Department of Agriculture and Nutrition.
Partnering with Chartwells, the official campus food service provider, these students will be selling healthy snack options, including soup, sandwiches, yogurt and lower-sugar drinks to the students, faculty and staff that rarely leave upper campus.
Success during this trial phase may lead to longer term plans for food services on upper campus.
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