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Aramark Food Services at Heidelberg U: Provide healthier alternatives to fried main dishes

    1. Logan Burd
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      Logan Burd

      Tiffin, OH

The health of Heidelberg's students ultimately starts with the food you offer. Currently, a unfortunately large percentage of main dishes are greasy and/or fried.

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    • Jessica Reed MEDINA, OH
      • over 1 year ago

      I'm lactose intolerant and try to eat healthy and it's hard to eat well at my dining hall.

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    • Leigh Barthel SAN ANTONIO, TX
      • over 1 year ago

      When I go to Hoernemann, it is always a toss up. Sometimes, I'm pleasantly surprised by the options available. The sad thing is the key word in that sentence was "surprised". Most of the time, I'm let down. Not just because the food options themselves are unappealing to me, but because things that would normally be just fine for dinner is completely covered in grease or has been sitting out so long that it's stale. I understand that there is only so much that our lovely workers can do, but at the same time, when I get physically ill looking at a hamburger soaking in grease, there's a problem that CAN be fixed. I also have to agree with some of the previous comments. Things that should be refrigerated (like cream cheese and fruit) should not be left out the way it is. And even putting it in ice trays isn't exactly the best method for preservation for hours on end. The Hoernemann staff are amazing and thoughtful people, and they could do an amazing job, if given the right tools.

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    • Laura Van Valkenburgh NORTH ROYALTON, OH
      • over 1 year ago

      When I found out I'd be living at home instead of on Heidelberg's campus for my internship this semester, the first thing I told everyone was, "I'm so glad I won't have to eat Hoernemann food ever again" (as it is my last semester as a Heidelberg student). I, as well as several other people I know on campus, have a digestive disorder that prohibits the constant consumption of fried foods. Each year, I became ill after eating in Hoernemann probably 3 days out of each week. Most people are saying they gained weight from eating in Hoernemann - I actually lost weight some weeks because of how sick I got from eating the food. As other people have mentioned, the salads are often wilting, but the fruit is also often on the verge of rotting. I've seen fruit flies landing on the fruit that sits out constantly (apples, bananas, oranges). Also, is it necessary to leave the cream cheese sitting out all day with no refrigeration? That seems like a disease-fest waiting to happen. Even though I will no longer be eating in Hoernemann, I'd love to see the options become healthier for future students of Heidelberg. I also mean no disrespect to the fantastic Hoernemann staff - if they were given the proper items, I'm sure they would make delicious, healthy meals!

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    • Caroline Duffy BILTMORE LAKE, NC
      • over 1 year ago

      As a vegetarian with dairy allergies, it would be nice to see more choices without cheese and to have more vegetarian options. Also having more variety in fruit would be nice, like strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, etc.

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    • Rachael Boughan LIMA, OH
      • over 1 year ago

      I'm trying to get my body in a place of entire health and wellness. I find it frustrating to continually have to eat the same meal every single day, since everything else offered is deep fried, or loaded with sodium.

      I need healthier options, so I can BE healthy.

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