Turning on the taps

Colleges cope with diminished patience for lousy food

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College students have complained about cafeteria food since the dawn of on-campus dining, but scholastic foodservice experts say tolerance for institutional meals has plummeted among teens who shifted to remote learning during the pandemic.

“On their phones, they had access to literally everything for lunch,” says Michael Dahl, Sodexo’s dining services district manager at West Virginia University.


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