EWU knows there’s always money in the banana stand

There needs to be a higher emphasis on healthy eating on college campuses.

When fruit and vegetables sold on campus cost more than junk food, it encourages students, including myself, to not pick the healthier choice when looking for a quick snack on-the-go. Having 75 cent apples and 75 cent bananas is like paying an arm and a leg for something that you can buy in bulk of for a similar or cheaper price at most grocery stores.

Dining Services is making an effort to offer healthier foods for affordable prices. Every Thursday during spring quarter, they sell fresh fruit and vegetables in front of the Eagle Express Mart and the prices are decent for students who want fresh and healthy food. I can get a banana bunch for 90 cents. The only problem is that it is once a week and it is not known if this fruit sale will continue into the next academic year.

Offering fresh produce during the week at reasonable prices would mean that students may lean towards eating healthier and may even trade in that candy bar for an apple or banana.

Dining Services has the right idea, but it is going to take a lot more to persuade students to eat healthier while they are on campus.

Frank McNeilly