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This week I decided to go to the South Food District.
Unlike the Pollock Dining Commons, which is buffet style, the South Food District set up more in a food court type of style. There is a huge variety of foods that a person can choose from! Pretty much whatever you are in the mood for can be found here. The South Food District has everything from Mexican to Italian to Sushi to a sub station, and this list only touches the surface. I know I said that the South Food District was set up more like a food court, and while this is still true, they also have a buffet like Pollock.
One interesting thing that I noticed in the South Food District was something called RHEAL. RHEAL stands for Residential Healthy Eating and Living. This means that if an item has a carrot icon next to it, the food item will be under a certain calorie count and have a significantly less amount of saturated and trans fat and sodium.
While I did not get to try everything that the South Food District had to offer, I did enjoy the food that I did eat. I also polled my friends that had eaten there, and there was an outstanding agreement that this food district was superb.
The South Food District does make accommodations to students with special dietary needs. Like I mentioned above, they have a program called RHEAL to help students who are trying to stay healthy. However, this is not the only accommodation that they make. They also have labels which indicate that an item is meatless or vegan, which can be useful for people who are vegetarians or vegans. One more thing that is done to cater to students with dietary needs is labeling which items contain pork, which many people cannot eat.
This food district does support large groups of people! In fact, one time when I walked in there, they were hosting a paint class with many people in attendance, and they only took up a few tables. The tables that I noticed were very different than the ones I saw in the Pollock Dining Commons in the way that they were set up. Pollock’s seemed more spread out, while South’s was more congregated.
One thing that I did find that I feel needs to be pointed out is that not everything is always open at the same time. For example, for breakfast they only open up the Urban Garden, and the Redifer City Grill. This makes sense because they don’t need to serve as much variety for breakfast, but I felt that I still needed to point that out.
I hope you found this informative! Let me know if there is anything you can think of that would make this more helpful!