If you walk into the dining hall at Clemson, whether it be Core or Schlitter, one might think that they will find healthy food options, which sometimes one might, but for the most part only the unhealthy foods seem appealing and edible. Freshmen students are required a meal plan, in which they have unlimited swipes into the dining hall and are allowed access to whatever foods they would like, which is at least $1,930 and can be as much as $2,130 (“All Products,” n. d.). Located in both Core and Schlitter, there is a deli station, a salad station, a pizza station, and fast food station, and a dessert station. Around the Clemson campus there are fast food chains such as Moe’s, Chipotle, Panda Express, Einstein Bagels, Subway, Jimmy John’s, BGR, Groucho’s, and Wendy’s. These are all fast food options that provide few to none healthy options. Wendy’s is the only food chain open on campus until two in the morning. The dining halls continue to close at 9:00 every day forcing hungry students to eat unhealthy options due to the early dining hall hour closing times. On Saturdays, Schlitter is closed which makes students that live-in Byrnes, Lever or Manning, to either go to Hendrix and pursue those unhealthy options or make the twenty-minute walk across campus to Core Campus to eat food.
What Nutrition Values should be
A healthy diet includes getting a balance of healthy fats, carbohydrates, and protein; which are your three main nutrients. There are such things as healthy fats, fats are essential to providing your body with energy. Out of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats, fats are the most energy dense.