Why St. Olaf is the 23rd healthiest college in the U.S.

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Another dining award for St. Olaf College — Its food has put the college on The 25 Healthiest Colleges in the U.S. list by Greatist.com, which also made USA Today.

Although the ranking cited other colleges’ fitness facilities and initiatives, it was apparently the chow that earned Oles 23rd place:

St. Olaf’s food service program specializes in fresh, local food prepared from scratch. While many U.S. college dining halls feature old standbys such as grilled cheese, burgers, and pizza, St. Olaf takes the time to explore different cuisines including Indian, Mexican, and Thai. Though they’ve still got the grilled cheese, St. Olaf offers dishes like North African spiced chicken with cilantro cucumber yogurt sauce, seitan sloppy joes with pineapple cole slaw, and gado gado (an Indonesian dish consisting of vegetables and a peanut sauce).

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