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Wellness Zone offers healthier options


A new year brings new changes for students dining at Chambers cafeteria.

If students have a New Year’s Resolution to eat healthier, the new wellness zone may be the place grab a bite to eat. The wellness zone features healthy options that are gluten free. The zone typically offers a main dish and two sides. Some foods that may be found at the zone include Quinoa, cauliflower, and greens.

Senior Kathrine Nunez, sociology and psychology major from Rogers, is a vegan who often has to explore her options when eating in the cafeteria.

“I feel like the cafeteria is definitely doing some progress; they now have egg free mayo on the condiment aisle which is huge in Arkansas a state known for Tyson the chicken corporation,” said Nunez.

“Even though they have limited options for plant based diet individuals, they do provide some options from time to time, so some is better than none and for that. I thank Arkansas Tech Chambers, and making more options for vegans would be great.”

According to Chartwells, the food service provider for the university, several students request that there be more macaroni and cheese served. Chartwells listened and now the requested dish has its own station. Each day at the Twisted Mac zone, located by the pizza station, there will be a different version of macaroni and cheese.

Other changes include two relocations. The smoothie station, located near the pizza, has been moved to the dessert area. During breakfast hours, all options can be found in the main breakfast line.

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