By Lauren Duffy
Now that we’re wrapping up our second week of classes here at UMass, it’s safe to say that Summer is officially over. We’re back to the books, back to the alarm clocks, back to the reading, back to the school work, and (for some) we’re back to the dorms and dining commons.
After living off-campus in Amherst this Summer and having to buy all my own food, I can honestly say that I was very much so looking forward to my return to the simplicity of the DC’s. But as soon as I set food back inside one last week, I remembered just how much of a challenge Dining Commons really are. I seemed to forget how many fats and calories lie in those piping hot serving trays. As I mentioned before in my article “How To Eat Right At the Dining Commons”, we’re very lucky to go to a school that doesn’t serve mush of all different colors at each meal. But we have to keep in mind that UMass’s good-tasting food isn’t always good for you.
In my previously mentioned article, I talked about how to manipulate the different sections of the Dining Commons to create your own healthy meals. But now I want to take a closer look at each food section one at a time and dissect every part of it that can be a threat to your diet. Getting to the DC and swiping-in is the easy part; the challenge is what awaits you inside the doors of Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire, and Worcester.