The Campus Food Dash Isn 't Just A Routine Across My Campus Essay
815 Words Feb 25th, 2016 4 Pages
“Maybe this is why the freshman 15 exists,” she says.
The campus food dash isn’t just a routine across my campus. Instead, this unrewarding hunt for healthy food choices occurs at a frequency that is alarming. When Michelle Obama made it her mission to bring healthier options into high schools, I was disappointed I was already in college. Freshman year was filled with unhealthy choices and as much as that’s my own fault, I sort of blame the campus. It wasn’t until my sophomore year that they brought in a “fresh” foods store. To the dismay of many, though, the stores prices were inflated exponentially. A side salad that used to cost $5 now cost $9.
What’s even more alarming is that increased prices for healthy foods impacts more than just college campuses. Harvard researchers found that healthy diets cost, “approximately $1.50 more per day.” With healthy food prices increasing by 35% over the last ten years, more and more…