By LAURA GARRIDO
Many students aim to maintain a healthy way of living throughout their time in college. Exercising, staying hydrated, maintaining a regular sleeping schedule and eating fresh foods, all provide a variety of different benefits by keeping the body lively and energized.
Sodexo now offers another way for students, faculty and staff to maintain a healthy diet while eating in the Elmore Dining Commons.
Local, organic and non-genetically modified organism (GMO) products are now available in the dining commons.
Everything is sourced within the state and within a 100-mile radius span from campus. Courtesy of environmentally and animal-friendly farms, the Lynn community can now benefit from organic foods.
“This semester, I wanted to start a healthy diet and organic food has definitely helped me during my process,” said Karla Rosario, sophomore. “I genuinely love it.”
“We made a commitment that 75 perecnt of all the products on the salad bars have to be local and organic products, as well as all of the fruit that we serve,” said Brian Bowser, general manager of Sodexo at Lynn.
“So it’s really about not only being aware of what we are eating, but where it’s coming from and how it’s being sourced.”
Many students are extremely excited about all of these brand new changes within the dinning commons.
“I have always wanted to maintain a healthy diet, said Jennifer Ayala, sophomore. “I find myself rushing here and there because of my tight schedule, but now that I have the organic option, it saves me so much time and I don’t have to worry about the ingredients they cook my food with.”
The main goal of the dining commons staff members is to offer the best quality food to their consumers.
“Lets work with the best ingredients we possibly can for our students and our faculty as part of our job is making sure we educate the people that are coming in,” said Bowser.
“You are not putting those extra preservatives or pesticides in the food. Anything that would sustain the life of a product, you are not putting all those into your body.”
So join the movement and go organic. One might just end up loving what they find.