Paul Quinn College removes pork products from campus dining
- In a move aimed at creating a healthier campus dining experience, Paul Quinn College President Michael J. Sorrell recently banned pork products from his school's campus dining facilities.
- In a statement Tuesday, Sorrell announced that the decision was made as a part of his effort to head off health problems frequently faced by the demographic the historically black college serves.
- Previously, the school had an organic garden planted on the field of its cut football team and also offered salad options as a replacement for reduced fast food, pork and other fatty and sweet food choices.
From the article:
You, too, can be O.K. without pork. That's the message of Michael J. Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College in Dallas. Well, part of the message at least - after all, Sorrell didn't ban pork from his campus dining facilities arbitrarily. No - the decision to stop offering any pork products was based in a much broader institutional philosophy, the president says. "When you come to college, you come to be educated," Sorrell said. "We thought we could do more in the area of promoting healthy lifestyle choices and healthy eating habits." ...
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