Have you ever noticed that when you get a wrap or sandwich at the Hadley Union dining facitlity they will stuff that thing full of lettuce to make it look larger and actually worth your money?
I usually don't like eating on campus because I obviously have an issue with their food but today I had a hankering for a honey mustard chicken wrap. I went into the HUB and ordered myself a wheat wrap with chicken, lettuce, onion, banana pepper and of course honey mustard. Once the wrap was handed to me I was actually surprised with how well it was wrapped and the presentation that is until I saw it up close and actually bit into it. Not that I was surprised by the lack of meat on my chicken wrap since I do not expect much from them anymore, but holy cow was there a lot of lettuce!
I had to scrap almost all the lettuce off to even taste the chicken on my wrap. In an article focusing on stopping food waste it states that 50 percent of the lettuce we buy ends up in the bin. So maybe IUP should stop stuffing our sandwiches and wraps with lettuces just to make them look larger. Besides who wants to bit into a wrap and have a mouth full of lettuce.
Photo taken by Aysa Alwood This photo was taken after scooping off half of my lettuce and yet there is still a lot of lettuce.
In the STOP food waste article they also mention growing your own lettuce, now of course IUP couldn't grow its own lettuce for the whole school but maybe they could grow a few vegetables to help counter act the vegetables we are receiving from Aramark. Besides it's healthier to eat fresh lettuce than preserved.
"I think it would be an awesome idea for IUP to start a garden," said Kayley B. Sleighter a hospitality management major. "It would save money and even make a new club for IUP, the gardening club!"
How would you a student of IUP feel if the university started growing their own vegetables at least for students that would rather have fresh lettuce than preserved?