Our pal Paul sends along this excerpt from a meat industry journal:
College students are putting a high priority on the food choices and dining programs offered, even when choosing which school to attend, according to Technomic.
Technomic's College and University Consumer Trend Report showed 44 percent of college students polled indicated that their school's dining program was at least somewhat important in deciding where to enroll.
The survey showed 21 percent of students limit their consumption of meat by sticking to a vegetarian or vegan diet, eating only certain types of meat, or eating meat only occasionally.
More than one in five! And Inside Higher Ed has this article, Southern Veganism:
Next week, the University of North Texas will open the nation's first strictly vegan cafeteria.
"In recent years, we have seen a trend of vegan, vegetarian, calorie-conscious, fat-conscious, whole grain, gluten-free and locally sourced food requests," Aramark said.
Most colleges that start up special menus find that vegan foods fare much better than they would have expected, said Huling of PETA.
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