By Nicole Ruse
Explain to me why it is so difficult to find healthy options at Eastern? Seeing as I live on campus, the only time I can get fresh fruit and vegetables is at the different dining locations on campus, seeing as I can’t always get down to the store to buy these kinds of food. It’s frustrating when I go to Baldy’s and a majority of their apples are bruised. It’s even more frustrating when all their bananas are out of stock, even on the weekends. The university can afford to buy a new milkshake machine at the express market, as well as place a cookie and desert bar stand at the front of every register at every dining location (which they re-stock constantly), yet they don’t restock the fruit? I’ve also noticed that many of the dining locations that present salads almost always have old, wilted lettuce, spinach, and just old-tasting vegetables. It’s funny that Eastern is promoting the MyPlate health plan made by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, yet aren’t practicing what they’re preaching. I pay my tuition. I deserve to have the convenience of having the freshest options on campus. Eastern needs to try harder in ensuring that they fit to all of their students’ health needs.