By Hannah Peters, Oct. 28, 2015.
Rumor has it that trending on Facebook holds an article by BestColleges.com that ranks Liberty University as the nation’s number one campus dining of 2015. Liberty University surpassed Cornell College, Ohio State University and the University of Notre Dame on BestColleges.com’s dining hall standings.
Liberty’s campus dining offers a diverse and innovation service that accommodates all student preferences. The University offers home-style cooked meals, athletes’ training table station, gluten free options, a campus drive thru, and Simply-To-Go vendor in the main academic building for student’s convience. These eclectic options propel Liberty to be ranked number one in 2015 on the BestColleges.com website.
With an “…increasing interest in healthy eating among the student body and a heighten awareness of physical fitness, students at Liberty are provided a plethora of food choices to cater to their dietary needs,” according to Wesley Shepard, a Liberty student in Exercise Science.
In the year 2015, Liberty has added new dining option; such as, Doc’s Diner drive thru, made-to-order salad bars, italian Bistro, and Sodexo’s Cravings Food Truck. On campus students can also find the following food services:
- Auntie Anne’s Pretzels
- Chick-fila Express
- Dunkin’ Donuts
- Baskin Robins
- PizzaHut WingStreet
- Jamba Juice
Liberty University’s also offers food choices that range from a LU Farmer’s Market including local produce from local Lynchburg farms. Events such as the Annual Fall Festival Cook-Off, food tastings, and forums to teach students about healthy eating habits while incorporating a Biblical diet lifestyle, i.e. “The Daniel Plan”, can be found all around Liberty’s campus.
Adjunct Instructor, Kevin Richard prefers to eat according to the “Paleo Diet” which requires a large consumption of protein. “Liberty University’s Reber-Thomas Dining Hall offers numerous options for myself to meet my ‘macro count’ of daily protein. My personal favorite is the rotisserie chicken station in the Reber-Thomas Dining Hall,” said Kevin Richard.
Students, searching to what college to attend, are not concerned with degree programs and academic offerings. Students are concerned with the overall student life, which includes what they will consume. Liberty University’s dining hall and food services enhances the student’s lifestyle and accommodates all preferences, thus placing Liberty University number one on Bestcolleges.com campus dining page.
All photos by Hannah Peters