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Dining services partnered with the science school to serve a “biologically diverse” menu with such items as cheddar insect larvae.
A visiting chef prepared traditional German fare for students over a two-day period.
The FSD-run program grants meals to students who are not on a meal plan and who are struggling financially.
The hospital will replace items like soda with such options as milk and granola bars.
The bar-style event will allow students to choose from a variety of grains and add their selection of vegetables and other toppings.
The three-part event will be open to the community, with each class featuring a different type of global cuisine.
To boost breakfast participation, students get discounted coffee when they also buy a breakfast item.
Labor secretary nominee Andy Puzder is poised to bow out of consideration for the cabinet position, according to a report.
It is the second college eatery in the country to be certified gluten-free.
The interactive program aimed to show students how much food gets thrown away in dining halls.

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