I attend the University of Toledo and I am currently a freshman. As part of our meal plan, everyone gets a certain amount of rocket dollars varying from $50-$100. These rocket dollars are kept on our ID card and can be used at various restaurants off campus. The only problem is… look at the restaurants, and tell me what healthy food you can find?….
Some of the places you can eat with this money include Taco Bell, Arby’s, Burger King, various pizza places, Chipotle, and Wendy’s. Looking at these kinds of food, there is only limited healthy food available.
Yes, it is nice I get money on my card to spend off campus, and yes it is nice to take a break and treat yourself to a pizza or fries, but the problem is that most people use their card multiple times a week and have their parents continuously add more money onto this card. With all the food available, on top of the dining halls and snack food, no wonder the freshman 15 is rising!