Students struggle to find healthy food options on campus
By Joao de Lucca–
Today, we are all about being healthy, and as a nation whose obesity rate and diabetes rate is growing at a rapid pace, there should be more of an emphasis on healthy eating and on whole, non-processed foods. U of L’s campus is definitely a great place to start giving a good example of how to eat right so students can carry this idea for generations to come.
In the University of Louisville’s Student Activity Center, there are few choices of healthy foods options. Of the healthy foods, there is the sushi buffet, the salad bar and sometimes The Global Market. For these few options of healthy foods, there are several more unhealthy foods.
The basement of the SAC, you will find Wendys, Subway, and Papa Johns. These restaurants are economical, but costly when it comes to your health. They consist of very heavily processed meats, carbohydrates and cheeses. They have few whole food options, and even fewer non-genetically modified versions of the “real thing.”
Even though the food you can find that has some good quality, it is very expensive. It should be the opposite; good quality should be affordable for all and unhealthy foods should be more expensive so people would not be obligated to purchase the cheaper product.