Foods such as pizza and hamburgers are common in college cafeterias. Even so, colleges and universities have incresingly started to offer a variety of healthier, non-meat food options. Due to the growing trend, students are demanding healthy eating alternatives.
According to a 2013 report by food service consultant Technomic, only 35 percent of students nationally reported satisfaction with their schools’ dining programs. About half of survey respondents said they were looking for greater flexibility in their dining options.
Oakwood University has joined along the likes of schools such as the University of California—San Diego and and the University of North Texas who have expanded their dining options.
Reportedly, Oakwood University stands as the only HBCU with a meat-free dining program and is the only vegetarian university in the state.