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One On One With: What is healthy

In Food Management’s podcast we talk Ohio State University’s Zia Ahmed about how college dining program define health in today’s changing food environment.

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Keto. Paleo. Gluten-free. Intermittent fasting. These are just a few of the diet trends that consumers, especially college students, are latching onto. Couple that with the fact that colleges are becoming even more culturally diverse, with large foreign student populations. So just how to dining services departments deal with that?

I spoke with Zia Ahmed, senior director of dining at Ohio State University, about how he defines healthy (hint: It includes serving pizza and fried chicken) and how his dining team works to ensure they are meeting all their students’ health and wellness needs.

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