We’ve all been there. It’s the same old going to the DC, looking around and feeling like there is no variety day in and day out. There are the same choices, and the same long lines. The repetition starts to get old, but many people find ways to be creative and try to escape the pattern of eating the same thing everyday.
Mindful Options, a new line of food being served by Sodexo Food Services, has made its way to the Dining Commons (DC) at Greenville College this fall. When Greenville students returned to school after summer vacation this year, they were probably expecting the same old food in the Dining Commons as last year. A lot of students can be heard complaining about the DC food, if not about the poor quality, than about the repetition of the same meals served again and again. But the Sodexo staff had a surprise in store: a new line in the DC called Mindful Options.
Greenville is going meatless on Mondays…well not completely. The DC is participating in Meatless Mondays, a non-profit initiative of The Monday Campaigns, in association with the Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health (http://www.meatlessmonday.com/about/). The main line is the only DC line that will be meatless, but every other line will still have meat, except for the Fresh Vegetable Stir Fry Line that will occasionally serve Tofu on Mondays. General Manager of Sodexo, Libby Zbinden, though says she is “not trying to encourage anyone to stop eating meat, but is giving them new and different meat free options to try.”