Health site names UCLA healthiest college

Nominations via social media helped determine rankings.

April 13—The website Greatist has released its ranking of the 23 healthiest schools, with the University of California, Los Angeles leading the pack.

The rankings were scored based on nominations from the site's readers through social media. The site also consulted survey results from College Prowler and The Princeton Review to choose the 25 schools from an original list of nearly 100. From there, the site scored each school individually on a 100-point scale that weighed food, fitness, health services and programming . The scale took into "account everything from accessibility to innovativeness and paid special attention to the quality of those services."

The top 10:

University of California, Los Angeles
Stanford University
University of North Dakota
Colby College
University of Georgia
Bowdoin College
University of Texas, Austin
St. Olaf College
United States Military Academy, West Point
James Madison University

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The University of Maryland will begin offering weekly specials at all of its dining halls this semester, The Diamond Back reports.

The weekday specials will allow Dining Services to offer past menu items that students miss as well as new dishes students have been requesting, according to a spokesperson.

Students can find out which specials are being offered each week via dining hall table tents as well as through Dining Services’ social media. During select weeks, the specials may reflect a particular theme, such as Taste of the South.

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