Some Facebook employees gain the "Facebook 15" from free food

From homemade ice cream to an open barbecue pit, Facebook headquarters has numerous food options.

MENLO PARK, Calif.—Headed off to college, alone for the first time and able to eat pretty much anything they please, anytime they want, students often gain a bit of weight.

The “Freshman 15″ is a bit of indulgence many of us remember fondly, if not a bit self-consciously.

To that end, and to rekindle some of the youthful abandon and excitement of arriving somewhere great — like college — for the first time in years, Facebook offers an array of goods and services to its employees many of us would find equally inviting. When Business Insider visited Facebook’s Menlo Park, Calif., campus in early March, we saw perks that make the standard office-kitchen coffee bar look feeble.

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