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Re: College Food- soon to be my reality
      04/04/10 11:50 PM
Stephie

Reged: 03/10/04
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Loc: Vancouver, Canada

Hi there,

Congrats on getting into college - I'm sure this will all be a really exciting time for you.
My biggest piece of advice would be to, like other people have suggested, keep as much "safe" food with you at all times during your adjustment period. Even if you can't have a fridge and/or microwave in your room (which would be ideal), keeping non-perishables will be really important.
I would stock up on ziplock bags and containers and try to always carry a few safe snacks with you so that you don't get stuck without anything you feel comfortable eating. If worrying about these new foods is a source of anxiety for you, just knowing you are carrying safe foods with you should help alleviate some of that stress.
If you don't do it already, keeping a food diary and an up-to-date lists of foods that are safe for you would be a good idea. It's so easy to get stuck in a routine of certain safe foods that we can forget the other stuff that doesn't bother us but we just aren't in the habbit of eating. If you start testing out more foods now that you think will be more available to you or will be easy to tote around with you, you'll be better prepared for when you do arrive at college.
Also, if you aren't able to have the appliances in your room there are usually common rooms with these types of things in most dorms that I have seen. You might want to check that out too.

Good luck!
Steph

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