Aladdin Supports Bowie State University’s Nutrition Lounge
BOWIE, MD. (March 10, 2020) –A 2018 study found that 36% of college students are experiencing food insecurities. But there is help out there! Students struggling to avoid hunger can find several resources to put food on the table while still completing their education…
Aladdin, Bowie State University’s dining partner since June of 2019, will provide nutritional educational to the Nutrition Lounge, a new designated space on campus that Bowie created in partnership with Food Lion, where students can relax, study and have a place to access and enjoy free healthy foods including fresh fruits, vegetables and healthy snacks.
Alexa Rothstein, Aladdin dietitian on Bowie’s campus, says her job is to ensure that there are healthy food options on campus and in the dining halls. Alexa will also provide tips on healthy eating and conducts one on one consultations with students to help them reach their wellness goals!
For those students who don’t live on campus, Alexa is creating a plan to reach commuter students, students who don’t have a meal plan or on a limited food plan, in an effort to help them make healthier food choices. Alexa will also offer recipes with the ingredients found in the Nutrition Lounge so that students can recreate healthy meals at home.
As the school’s proud dining partner, Aladdin, a member of the Elior North America family of culinary management companies, provides greater flexibility in meal plan options and catering services, expanded dining hall hours as well as new late-night dining options. Aladdin’s commitment to customization also enables the university to meet changing student needs over time, including the mission of the Nutrition Lounge.
Aladdin has more than 40 years of experience, and as part of the Elior North America family of brands, the company focuses on building strong client partnerships while leveraging the resources of our global organization. Our teams understand that enhancing the educational experience is more important than ever and we work to develop a comprehensive culinary management program to meet each client’s needs. Our programs focus on ways to engage and inspire students, staff, and guests by creating flavorful, high-quality, nutritious, made-from-scratch meals to fuel and energize growing minds each day. Aladdin is committed to making a positive difference in people’s lives by creating unique culinary experiences for each local community that we serve.
About Elior North America
Elior North America enhances people’s lives through culinary innovation and a commitment to providing exemplary service. The family of companies, with more than 20,000 team members, provides foodservice solutions and catering to more than 1,500 client accounts in five industry segments across the continental United States. Elior North America is among the top five contract foodservice companies in the United States. The company is part of the European contract catering firm Elior Group. Learn more at www.elior-na.com.
About Bowie State University
Bowie State University (BSU) is an important higher education access portal for qualified persons from diverse academic and socioeconomic backgrounds, seeking a high-quality and affordable public comprehensive university. The university places special emphasis on the science, technology, cybersecurity, teacher education, business, and nursing disciplines within the context of a liberal arts education. For more information about BSU, visit bowiestate.edu.