BabyHTP likes to give Operation Beautiful presentations. She/he started to kick up a storm right before I walked up on stage (okay, this is probably due to the effects of my adrenaline, not an unborn love of public speaking).
Today’s events at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater went really well! I spoke to over 500 students between two presentations, and everyone seemed engaged and interested in Operation Beautiful.
The school was massively supportive. Thanks for making me feel welcome, Whitewater.
So, obviously, today was a very exciting day, but do you want to know what got me the most worked up? The college’s dining hall. Look, when I lived on campus as a freshman (nearly a decade ago – groan!), our dining options were less than stellar. So I have a little bias against eating on-campus during events. But Whitewater – oh, Whitewater! – you have forever changed my view of dining halls.
First of all, there was a stir-fry station with brown rice, fresh veggies, meat, and tofu (!!). I grabbed a skillet, filled it up with goodies, selected a sauce, and put it on the grill. Five minutes later, instant stir-fry, just like I would make at home.
I told the Husband about the stir-fry station, and he claims University of Miami had such a buffet when he was a student. I’m jealous.
Secondly, in addition to a wide range of other healthy options, the dining hall offered a gluten-free section with bread, rolls, and cookies. There were also other ‘alternative’ foods available, too, like soy milk and soy cheese.
I’m beyond impressed. Those college kids eat like kings and queens (and yes, there is a frozen yogurt machine, too, so they really do have everything). I would never move off campus!
If you have/had access to amazingly healthy cafeteria food in college, I’d love to hear about it. Or if your experience was closer to mine (hamburgers and pizza galore!), let’s talk about that, too. As long as you don’t complain about the self-serve froyo machine, of course. After all, those machines are the best part of college dining.