Oct. 6, 2012
-- Roommatefit.com, a company that brings together roommates based on their personalities, talks about the positive and negative effects of having a meal plan in college. These effects range from the being able to eat anything to gaining the freshman 15.
A meal plan is one of those essential things college freshman needs to survive their first year. It is the closest thing any college student will get to a home cooked meal. However, meal plans are both harmful and beneficial to a students college experience.
The food on campus provided by most colleges is not always healthy. A majority of the food offered are usually carbohydrates and fat foods. These foods include pizza, french fries, and a variety of desserts. Most students do not mind that the foods are mostly junk food. Others prefer that there is an equal amount of both healthy and junk food.
Most college students do not mind the food on campus until it becomes repetitive. Some students don't like there is not a diverse selection to choose from.
So the question remains for college students whether or not meal plans are a friend or foe.
The full article can be found at - http://roommatefit.com/blog/meal-plan-friend-or-foe/