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Interview with Hugh, Jennifer and Johnny

JM: How many meals did you get per day?
Hugh: Three.
Jennifer: You get 3 meals a day.
Johnny: We were served 3 meals per day. Breakfast was served at around 6:30; lunch came at around 11:30; and dinner was in the evening, around 6, I believe.

JM: How would you rate the food? Please give details of why.
Hugh: Some days were better than others. I was constantly hungry until I started getting commissary.
Jennifer: The food sucked. I didnt Like it Lunch is pretty much the same everyday; which is a sandwhich and an apple. You get 2 hot meals and one cold. Breakfast was mon-eggs, cake, oatmeal, milk. Tues- same, Wed- ceael, THurs- pancakes, and susage. Friday was burrito and sunday- buiscuits and gravy. the oatmeal was alright but i recomend buying saly of of commissary.
Johnny: I'd say that the food could have been better but could have been worse. Breakfast was always pretty stellar: pancakes, mashed potatoes, oranges, milk, waffles, sausage, eggs, and other foods. Lunch was pretty awful, with strange meat in the sandwhiches. (The exception to the rule was peanut butter and jelly sandwiches every now and then. The PB&J sandos were pretty tasty.) Dinner was pretty boring and never all that exciting. The portion sizes were never that big. Like I said, breakfast was the best meal, I thought. Also, there was A LOT of meat in the meals and, being a vegetarian, I had a real problem with this since they do not provide a vegetarian or vegan meal option. Eventually I started to eat meat, which I greatly disliked, in order to be able to get enough calories into my body. If I had not eaten the meat dishes, then I probably would have only been able to consume 800 calories (and maybe less) a day. Other dinner foods: pasta, fish sticks, salad, chili, chicken sandwich, cake.

JM: Did you have any favorite/least favorite meals?
Hugh: The biscuits and gravy were good, peanut butter and jelly for lunch was good. They made some budget cuts so you got 2 pieces of lunchmeat, 2 pieces of bread and mustard for a lot of lunches, and it wasn't very good. We called the spicy bologna "red death". Spagetti and lasagna were good. Portions were too small.
Jennifer: I loved the burritos on fridays and maybe once a month if you were lucky you would get pizza that they make. so its not great but its better then everthing else.
Johnny: Breakfast was my favorite. I was a big fan of the oranges and the panckaes. Being a vegetarian, I was not a fan of the abundance of meat provided. The tuna fish sandwiches (for lunch) were acrid and awful. The milk - served daily with breakfast - was not great but it was a good source of protein and calories.

JM: Were there any other snacks offered outside of meals? What was commissary like and how expensive was it?
Hugh: Not unless you bought them through commissary.
Jennifer: Unless you were pregnant or diabetic you werent offered snacks. Commisary is expensive i spent 120 dollares in 3 months on paper, pencils, shampoo, conditioner, and cappichino, hot coco. You really want to get stuff you need enevlopes are 55 cents per one and it builds up after a while.
Johnny: Commissary was a rip-off and I seriously believe that I got food poisoning from one of the commissary items that I purchased. There were no snacks offered outside of commissary. The selection provided by commissary was decent, and it included pencils and paper, which I really found useful as a way to write in order to pass the time more quickly. My favorite commissary item was the peanut butter cracker sandwiches.

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