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Vegetarian Alert

(Just for Fun, Class of 2016) Permanent link   All Posts
Kukich Photo The Academy, like any college, is a place to try new things: I would not recommend, however, becoming a vegetarian to be on your list. Particularly as a fourth class not looking at your food complicates meal choices, except when snacking in your room. Dietary restrictions are accommodated by the dining hall, or wardroom, but it is up to the cadet to vocalize their request. My boyfriend, a NROTC midshipman at civilian school, and I decided to compete against one another to see who could last as a vegetarian longer. As a self elected vegetarian, I chose to pick and choose at family style meals and head directly to the salad bar at buffet style dinners. It was not particularly difficult to adjust to the new diet, but ultimately peer pressure from my meat loving roommates and a Subway 6" meatball dropped off by my mom drove me back to a carnivorous lifestyle. My recommendation to any vegetarians from this experience is to stick with your beliefs from the beginning and make your requests known. To any aspiring dieters or lettuce munchers, the Academy is probably not the time to start.


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