Texas College Bans Pork
There has been plenty of talk about improving school lunches for kids, but what about for college students?
Texas' Paul Quinn College has announced that the school has banned all pork products from school cafeterias as a health initiative to improve the students' and faculty's health.
"We know there are many negative health consequences of consuming pork (eating pork can lead to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, cancer, sodium retention and heart problems, not to mention weight gain and obesity)," president Michael J. Sorrell wrote in a statement. All cafeteria dishes will be pork-free. "That applause you hear in the background is the blood pressure of our students, faculty and staff," Sorrell continued.
Of course, this college has apparently worked on improving the food options before. Huffington Post reports that when the school's football program was cut, the field was turned into a garden for vegetables and fruit. The pork ban, however, might be a bit more surprising; what's an unhealthy college kid without bacon?
"I think they’ll survive," Sorrell said. Or go out and buy their own.