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Mediterranean Food All the Rage With College Set

April 14, 2011

One study recently conducted in New York reports that children, especially teenagers, don’t seem to much care about the amount of calories they are shoveling into their systems. But another study recently conducted amongst college students does report that when those teenagers head off to college, they are looking for more heart healthy choices, such as Mediterranean food, which tends to be lower in artery clogging trans fat and high in fiber.

Sodexo Studies Eating Trends on Campus

Sodexo, Inc. a food services company which works on a number of college campuses nationwide reported that so far in 2011, the most popular fare for students has been a range of Mediterranean inspired foods which they have offered in various school cafeterias.

Food such as chicken souvlaki, kabobs, spanikopita (a kind of spinach pie which originated in Greece) and cous cous were all the rage amongst the late teen, early 20s set.

650 Colleges Can’t All Be Wrong

The company provides food services to some 650 colleges across the country, so this is definitely not just a local phenomenon, but rather one which seems to be sweeping the country, bringing in more and more college students with each iteration.

Chefs from Spain and Italy to Be Brought In

Capitalizing on the intense interest in Mediterranean fare, the company has reported plans to begin bringing in Spanish and Italian chefs to provide tasty meals to students at the various colleges.

Of course, off campus restaurants can also take advantage of the Mediterranean craze, both by offering such foods on their own menus and by offering alternatives for the inevitable naysayers who will want to eat anything but the Mediterranean food their friends seem to have decided is the most popular food around.

iPhone Apps Being Tested

In other news, the company also reports plans to begin using some iPhone apps to get more kids purchasing food from school cafeterias by offering them the opportunity to send in their order in advance and to pick it up, ready to go when they arrive at the eating establishment.