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Students weigh in on food options on campus

Responders value convenience, but still like variety

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Some grill and Mexican food options available at the Fresh and Natural in SJCC's cafeteria.

Some grill and Mexican food options available at the Fresh and Natural in SJCC's cafeteria.

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Some grill and Mexican food options available at the Fresh and Natural in SJCC's cafeteria.

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Aerospace Engineering major Ignacio Ramirez-Romero, 21, and Jessica Tan, Computer Engineering major, 25, gave their opinion on food on campus:

Q) Where do you usually prefer to get your food (e.g. do you like to bring it from home or buy it on campus)?
Ramirez-Romero: “I actually get it on campus because of the convenience. I mean getting food here is a little bit better if you work (rather) than just spending time at home to prepare it.”
Tan: “I usually go to eat at a restaurant near here. It’s a Vietnamese restaurant next to Wendy’s.”

Q) How satisfied are you with the food options available at San Jose City College?
Ramirez-Romero: “I think the menu is perfect, I’m pretty satisfied with what they have. I think the prices are a little bit high, but it’s because of the location.”
Tan: “When we talk about food it’s kind of like… I don’t like it. But drinks, (they are) okay, that’s fine. Coffee over here is good.” Q) Do you have any specific dietary requirements (such as gluten-free, vegetarian, etc.)? Ramirez- Romero: “Luckily, no, nothing. I eat everything. I’m not vegetarian or lactose intolerant. I can eat pretty much everything.”
Tan: “No, no. (I’m) easygoing.”

Q) How easy or difficult would it be, in your opinion, for a student with any specific dietary requirements to find suitable food on campus?
Ramirez-Romero: “I don’t know, since I haven’t looked at the menu. I do know some people are… vegetarian, or have food restrictions, but my intuition tells me it’s a bit harder for them to have access to the food that they need to consume. It’s simply my guess.”
Tan: “I don’t think so. They have only… I think they have only one menu that refers to all (food options).”

Q) Is there anything that you would like to be done to improve food options on campus?
Ramirez-Romero: “That’s a good question I think[…] I think it’s nice the way it is. Pretty much has everything we need, coffee, fruit, and access to other things.”
Tan: “(It) would be… the service (is) kind of… a bit slow, and also the food, and I want more fresh vegetables, and also meat. And (I would like it to be) more clean.”

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