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Aramark Welcomes 3 Million College Students Back To School With Menu Innovations

Posted On: 9/5/2017

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PHILADELPHIA -- Serving more than three million higher education students each school year on more than 500 campuses, Aramark is welcoming students back to school with new plant-based menu items and solutions to meet the needs of students who follow special diets.

Aramark's team of more than 500 chefs and registered dietitians develop menu items using flavors and food trends from around the world, in-depth research and healthy, fresh and authentic ingredients, to meet the ever-changing needs of students.

"Aramark's chefs and dietitians keep their fingers on the pulse of students' on-campus dining preferences. That knowledge, coupled with current food trends, provides solid direction for menu planning for the upcoming school year," said Pat Boggs, president of Aramark's higher education business. "With 64% of students agreeing healthy eating is an important part of their lives, it was important that health be a driving force behind what's new on campus this fall."

Vegetarian and vegan items account for more than 30% of main dishes served on the menus of the campuses Aramark serves. Aramark's culinarians have developed vegetarian and vegan menu items for the new school year for the students looking for meatless options.

Click here to read Aramark's full news release.