I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but here goes...
I got an email in my inbox this morning from the ladies of the Engineering Dept. of University of Houston about this seminar. I don't even go to the University of Houston anymore (transferring elsewhere for the fall, and currently going to a community college that is run much more efficiently), but the subject on this one caught my eye. The email is as follows:
Subject: FREE PIZZA: "How to Eat Right on a Busy Schedule"
Don't miss tomorrow's seminar, hosted by Women in Engineering program (WELCOME).
What: "How to Eat Right on a Busy Schedule"
When: Wednesday March 28th, 1 pm
Where: Room N376, Engineering Building 1
Stop by anytime between 1 and 2 pm, and stay for as long as your schedule permits. Please note that you do not have to "join" WELCOME to participate in this discussion.
There will be FREE pizza, and a door prize!
My first reaction was a mixture of frustration and laughter. Isn't pizza the food that most college students pick up when they're too busy to eat right? Isn't this kind of contradictory to their message? I replied back to the girl who sends out the emails, asking her basically what they were thinking. I also gave them the benefit of the doubt in that email, asking if the pizza was at least going to have veggies instead of pepperoni, whole grain crust, light cheese (or just less cheese), lower sodium sauce, anything?
If you got this email, would you have reacted the same as I had? I know that pizza, for me, is definitely NOT a food I would consider a healthy option for on-the-go meals.