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Colleges doing more to help students eat healthy

School dining halls put fresh focus on ingredients, portion sizes

For Brandeis junior Brandon Frank, it was the lack of exercise that got him. He’d played tennis in high school, but couldn’t find time in college. That, combined with the soft serve ice cream and dining hall pizza he treated himself to each weekend, tacked on seven pounds by the end of his freshman year.

“I was finding it easy to get off track,” he said, “with all the food options they have at school.”

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