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So Long Cold Cuts: Rutgers Turns to Healthier Menu Options on Campus

New Jersey state university chucks chicken nuggets, cold cuts for healthier menu


Meal time won't be the same for students at New Jersey's flagship state university.

Rutgers is chucking chicken nuggets and cold cuts as it changes menus to offer less processed food and more plants.

Chicken wings will be baked instead of fried. Turkey roasted and smoked by Rutgers chefs will join poached salmon and halal lamb. Hash browns will be replaced by Peruvian hash made with heirloom potatoes, spinach and roasted onions. And chicken sausage will replace pork sausage.


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Dining Services director Joe Charette says the changes were driven, in part, by students who are eating smarter and are concerned about where their food comes from.

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