Such change is afoot at St. Mary's College of Maryland, which student vegetarian Lindsey Siferd says has been culinarily revitalized over the past year. After students pushed for higher quality dining options—including more vegetarian offerings—she says the school's food provider, Bon Appetit Management Company, responded positively. After a campaign on Facebook, a protest against Chick-fil-A, and student meetings with Bon Appetit, requests for a greater variety of healthy food on campus were met.
"Use your voices—students are the paying customers," notes Debra Boutin, head of the nutrition and exercise science department at Bastyr University. "Just going away to school is such a huge life change. The last thing you need is not to be well nourished."
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