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WHILE TASTE IS TOPS ON CAMPUS: STUDENTS STILL PICK SALADS AND FRUITS OVER SNACKS

 PHILADELPHIA, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- College students say taste is what drives their dining selections on campus, and they are choosing fruits, vegetables, pasta and bread over snacks.
 One of the nation's largest campus dining service companies, ARA Campus Dining Services, conducted a poll of 48,000 students and staff at 358 college and university locations throughout the country. The poll included various topics such as taste, service, nutritional value and overall performance.
 "We find that preferences of our campus dining populations can actually predict the trends in American eating habits," says Clarence Koester, president, ARA Educational Dining Group. "In this survey we see how lifestyle trends, like healthy food choices and good taste, are taking priority in eating habits."
 The survey found that of the students and staff polled, almost half (41 percent) said taste was the most important factor when choosing what to eat. By comparison, nutritional value ranked second with only 18 percent and variety of food ranked third with 16 percent.
 The survey also indicated a change in eating habits on campus from previous years. It illustrates that college and university populations are becoming more "health conscious" because they are choosing healthier foods and eating fewer snacks, Koester says. Of those polled, more than 72 percent said they are eating more pasta, fruits, vegetables and salads and nearly 60 percent say they are eating less snack foods than they did two years ago.
 For the eighth consecutive year, ARA's overall scores for food quality, service and cleanliness improved in this twice annual survey. One of the reasons ARA conducts the survey is to adjust menus to local and regional tastes, Koester says, noting that this survey is just one of many ways ARA identifies the needs and wants of its customers.
 ARA Services is a privately held international diversified service management company with nearly $5 billion in annual sales. Based in Philadelphia, ARA employs 124,000 people worldwide and provides quality services for industry, institutions, government and the general public in the areas of food and leisure, uniform rental and maintenance, periodical distribution, healthcare and childcare.
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 /CONTACT: Tita Cherrier of ARA Services, 215-238-3324, or Stephanie Miller of The Tierney Group, 215-732-4100, for ARA/


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