I had an advantage in college that I worked in the dining hall, so I got the inside scoop from the chefs on how things were prepared and what was actually GOOD. Once I wised up about my nutrition more, I would automatically START with veggies on my plate instead of starting with the grain or protein. That way I would fill more of my plate with the veggies instead of the classic "putting it on where it will fit" and short-changing yourself of them.
The hard part was the always available sweets and desserts and finding another option or really limiting my portion to the correct size (or slightly smaller) while my friends had some as well.
How accessible are the dining room managers? Would you be able to talk to one of them and see if they have nutrition info available? I went to a small private school (2800 students), so it was a pretty personal environment.
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