Strawberries, tomato and jicama, oh my! Photo: Brittany Domb.
By Brittany Domb
Everyone is familiar with the phrase “freshman fifteen” and spends their college years trying their best to avoid falling into this trap. But it is really difficult when we are surrounded by a sea of not-so-healthy food attractions, such as Umami Burger or Domino’s Pizza.
Unawareness of what one eats also makes its way back to the school cafeteria. As Wellness Week progresses, inspired AJU students will likely be wondering how they can incorporate a healthy diet into their busy lifestyles, even on a meal plan. We are also nearing finals, so it is important to consume food that will maximize our academic performances. There is a misconception on campus that it is not possible to eat healthy in the cafeteria, but this is not necessarily true.
Here are a few tips for maximizing your meals at the Berg:
Ask for what you want! The food staff, Jeff Stuart and Cleta West, are happy to accommodate your dietary needs, but they can’t if you don’t ask. It’s almost as if the Berg has its very own “secret menu.” You have the option of getting egg whites for breakfast, as well as gluten free rice cakes and cereals. Have you noticed that there has been spinach in the salad bar every day? This is because a student requested it. More kale dishes have also been incorporated due to student requests. Senior Rebeccah Minazadeh agrees, saying, “Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want! The Berg has been great at supplying food per demands.” Read more »
Famine Memorial in Dublin, Ireland. Photo: Gordon Marino via Flickr.
Do you know what it’s like not knowing
where your next meal is coming from?
Hunger Awareness Week is coming to AJU,
a week packed with events to educate you about
the problem of hunger and let you know what you
can do about it.
CLICK HERE to see the schedule of events. Read more »
The Getty Museum. Photo: PB-PSBear
By Emily Bayer and Karin Ziv
Many students living on campus argue that once the week transitions into the weekend they are left stranded on Mulholland with a lack of activities. But do not fear! There is a free and fun local scene to be discovered! Museums, bars, live music and restaurants that are either free or offer student discounts all lie within a 15-mile radius of AJU.
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By Max Brother
As you may already be aware, there have been some sizable changes to the meal plan for on-campus students this semester. The new weekend meal procedure requires that all students interested in eating on campus place an order for their meals by Wednesday of the week. By only preparing food for those who ordered meals, the Berg staff can better focus their resources and be less wasteful with the meals they prepare
This change came about due to the low attendance at weekend meals, as observed by Food Service over the past year. Read more »
The Casino Chronicle continues its tradition of hard-hitting investigative journalism by bringing you the menu for the Berg for the week of Monday, December 13th.
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