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College dining trending: The largest dining program's reactions to coronavirus; 16 best college menu items

Also, Bennington College in Vermont eliminates plastics and leftover ingredients make new meals at Marist College's new pop-up

Facing the threat of coronavirus infection, the 25 universities in Food Management’s College Power Players listing, ranked by the number of meal plans they’ve sold last school year, have all suspended face-to-face classes and implemented—or soon will implement—online/remote classes, with most also urging students who can do so to leave campus and return home or to other off-campus living arrangements. Here's a rundown of how they're reacting.

With so many college campuses shut down right now, like just about everyone else, Food Management has had to adjust our plans for our annual College Menu Playoff competition. Instead of our annual College Menu Playoff bracket-style competition, we’re celebrating the amazing culinary feats these college dining teams accomplish all year long.

At Bennington College in Vermont, single-use coffee cups, bags for chips, cups for yogurt, pre-packaged pancake mixes and clamshells for grab and go are all on the chopping block, where the dining department is taking the “Beyond Plastics” perspective seriously.

See what else was trending in college and university dining this month.

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