Princeton University Dining Is Scrumptious & Award Winning …. but that wasn’t always the case! :)
Today, Princeton is known for it’s wide variety of high quality foods offered to staff, faculty and students.
(No really, they’ve won all sorts of sustainability awards for moving to majority plant based meals, reduction of packaging, vendor selections and all sorts of categories.)
For residents, we’re especially grateful for the School Garden Project, where the University partners with local elementary schools to be sure nutritional knowledge and practical skill building is highlighted in curriculums. Every month, local chefs introduce a new veggie to the school…..you can imagine early in the year, they start with apples and carrots but by the end of the year, kids are noshing on brussel sprouts, broccoli and eggplant like champs!
On this day in 1978, Princeton students petition meal plans by threatening to cancel their meal plans if the quality of the food didn’t improve.
Within the next week, 715 students signed the petition in what is known as the Wilson College “food revolt,” rallying under the slogan, “The food is revolting, so why aren’t you?”
(We love pairing up these old silly tiger stories with meaningful improvements to our community! What a sweet University town!)