This month, ESU has and will be featuring several movies about food. It seems like a fun-themed and progressive way to promote health consciousness.
The first movie shown was the documentary “Super Size Me.” If you haven’t seen or heard of it, filmmaker Morgan Spurlock volunteered to experiment with his body and find out what would happen if he ate McDonald’s for breakfast, lunch and dinner for 30 days.
Although one-sided, this movie was based on current-at-the-time statistics and reliable information. He attempted to show the impact that fast food chains have on our lives – sociologically, physically, economically, etc.
Having seen the movie, a few members of The Bulletin staff have noticed one particular company that Spurlock criticized as being a cheap and low-quality food caterer – Sodexo.
Sound familiar? It should.
Sodexo provides all of the slop that fills ESU’s troughs.
Though we appreciate the fact that Sodexo is probably keeping our tuition lower than it could be, isn’t it a little scary that we are being fed by a company that, in addition to being a primary caterer to prisons, has been publicly criticized for its poor quality?
The Bulletin is keeping in mind that “Super Size Me” is seven years old, and that Sodexo, as well as the fast food industry, have no doubt made a move toward healthier menus. But this doesn’t change the fact that America is still one of the unhealthiest nations in the world.
We, as college students, are at a crucial point in our lives where we are finally able to make up our own minds about what goes into our mouths. But until we are released from the clutches of a meal plan, our free will is limited by the food options the cafeteria provides. Which, honestly, aren’t the healthiest in the world.
Case in point – pizza. All the time.
Even beyond the cafeteria, college students feel constrained by time, which “limits” us to the fast foods.
Thanks to Sesame Street, we know that cookies are a “sometimes snack.” But who will stand by to remind us that “McGangbangs” should also be eaten in moderation – no sober person should consume one.
We’d like to take a moment to beg you, fellow students, to think about what you are putting into your body.
If we can’t eat healthily, we should exercise. If we can’t exercise, we should at least resist fast food. Get a physical. Just do something.
And remember that we aren’t always going to be young, spry and indestructible. Develop healthy habits that will carry beyond college and prosper.