[nabs] College Meal Question
tjolliff at gmail.com
Mon Aug 16 20:56:33 GMT 2010
All of those ideas are awesome. Thank you.
From: nabs-bounces at acb.org [mailto:nabs-bounces at acb.org] On Behalf Of Sara
Sent: Monday, August 16, 2010 3:50 PM
To: Discussion list for NABS, National Alliance of Blind Students.
Subject: Re: [nabs] College Meal Question
I totally understand your situation. While during the school year I live on
campus, during the summers I live at home. For summers, there is not even a
dining hall on the campus that I attend. So, packed lunches are essential.
One thing I do is bring 100 calorie packs. They're small, don't take up much
room, and don't need any refrigeration. Also, if there are microwaves
available, you could get Easy Mac or other little pasta bowls and come in
disposable containers. This will cut costs a lot, since grocery store prices
are a lot better than college campuses. Keep a water bottle with you so you
can just fill that up from a drinking fountain throughout the day. You might
also want some variety, as sandwiches each day could get boring. So maybe
one day you pack a sandwich and the next you pack a pasta bowl.
Also, they may be a little kiddish, but Lunchables are always nice because
all you need is an ice pack to keep them fresh. They come in a variety of
types too. Fruit is also good to take, and it doesn't take up much room.
Although I'm living on campus during the year and have a meal plan, I'm
going to cook a lot. I'm going to make healthier food to take places with
me, since college food can also be so unhealthy.
Hope this helps!
On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 4:42 PM, Tiffany Jolliff <tjolliff at gmail.com> wrote:
I'm starting school next week. I'm a total masochist, and I'm taking 19
hours of intense coursework.
I'll be on campus at least four days a week. Two of those days, I'll be
there for 12 hours. The other two days, I'll be there for at least seven
hours. Obviously, I'll be wanting to eat on campus, but as all of us college
student-types know, campus food prices are astronomical.
I asked my rehab counselor about funding an off-campus student meal plan. He
told me that since I get SSI, he can pay for a third of one. It's a better
answer than I had originally expected, but I still don't have a lot of cash.
My mom said I should just carry sandwiches in my purse. I will be having
four of my six classes' books brailled, and I'll also have a guide dog.
Something tells me that something tragic would happen to those sandwiches
I'm writing here because I know at least some of you have dealt with this
type of situation before, and I wondered what route you took.
Feel free to reply here or email me off list.
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