Eating habits

I have a few things to say in response to Elana Rudman’s letter to the editor titled “Dorm Food” (Oct. 1). First and foremost, I am not trying to claim that dorm food is healthy or even delicious, but they do have to serve a wide range of tastes, including people who are vegetarians, people who are on low-carbohydrate, high-protein diets and people who are just picky eaters. The purpose of serving hamburgers, grilled cheese and pizza every day is as a supplement for students when they don’t like the main course. Granted, many probably do eat unhealthy food every day (both from University Dining Services and various fast food restaurants) but we’re all adults and we need to take responsibility for our own choices, including what we choose to eat. Not to mention the fact that many of the healthier options often go uneaten. Also, the point was made that there should be committees that work with the dining halls. There is a committee: Every residence hall’s vice president should be serving on the committee, so issues can be raised with that person. I realize that eating at UDS is not always a very nutritional experience. But UDS is certainly not the cause of bad eating habits; those were established long before most students came to the University.

Amanda Porter, Sophomore, French and Linguistics