Dining hall to offer vegetarian, vegan station

A Bowling Green State University dining facility will be the first dining hall on campus with a vegan and vegetarian friendly station.

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio—A new food option will be finding its way to a University dining Hall in the fall. The Oaks dining facility will be the first dining hall on campus with a vegan and vegetarian friendly station.

Associate Director of Operations and Wellness Daria Blachowski-Dreyer said that even though the number of students who identify as vegan or vegetarian is small, the number is constantly growing.

People who identify as vegetarian are considered to not eat meat. Vegan on the other hand is a lifestyle, said University Veg Club President Holly Sanderson. She said vegans abstain from any products tested or used on animals and foods like dairy, eggs and honey, for example.

Dining Services is currently in the planning stages for the vegan station. Blachowski-Dreyer said that they wanted to make a change in the way students view vegan and vegetarian meals.
“We want to present it in a different way to students who have not been exposed to it,” she said. “We want to give it a newer fresher face.”