The Bean has been subject to mixed reviews from students across campus. From nutrition to quality and variety of food, students on meal plans find things to praise as well as condemn.
Lindsay Arthur, dietitian specialist for Chartwells, is working to maintain all-around positive feedback for the campus cafeteria.
Originally from Plano, Arthur was a vegetarian through high school, establishing an early concern for healthy eating practices. She started her college career as a chemistry major but soon switched to nutrition because she disliked the labs.
Arthur completed her undergraduate degree in nutrition with a track in dietetics and earned her master’s in nutrition, finishing college in August of 2017. Before starting her career with Chartwells, she was a nutrition professor at Collin College in McKinney.
In her current position, Arthur gets to practice her profession rather than teaching it in the classroom. While she offers free counseling for students and staff regarding their diets (weight loss, weight gain, specialty diets), she also helps with specialty diets in the bean, develops the menu, manages the staff and handles large catering events.
In responses to the “Voice to Vision” survey sent to students, the overall opinion about the Bean is “satisfied.”
With this feedback, Arthur said she vowed to constantly improve the food offered, working to adjust the kinks in the system to fit the needs of every student.
Arthur said she is not oblivious to the discrepancies.
“If someone needs to say something, we encourage in-person feedback,” Arthur said. “If you’re upset, let us know so we can fix it.”