"College Meal Plans Should Include Meal Replacements"


#1

Short editorial, but an interesting topic. Should college/university meal plans include an option for students to get meal replacements like Soylent?


#2

I got in contact with my college cafeteria manager asking them to offer 2.0 under the meal plan, but unfortunately it doesn’t come with a nutrition label on the bottle.


#3

You would think that slapping a nutrition label on these bottles would be easily done and they wouldn’t have to do it for all the bottles, just bottles intended for individual sale or distribution.


#4

My campus cafeterias have “meal replacements” available but they aren’t complete nutrition like Soylent. They have stuff like Carnation Breakfast Essentials and similar products. Good calorie/vitamin boost for a snack or for people prone to skipping breakfast, but not really suitable for a regular meal. They’re usually around $4 too so it’s more tempting to go get something more satisfying from one of the food trucks outside. It would be great to see Soylent instead.