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HDFS Students Sell Their Healthy Lunch Boxes

<p><font face="Arial">By Sabrina Lin<br /> Campus Reporter</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">A total of 150 homemade and healthy lunch boxes are available every Wednesday as long as the reservation can be done as early as possible, while a group of Department of Human Development and Family Studies students are working on this lunch boxes selling as a part of their class requirements.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">A group of 33 students from the department who are taking the &ldquo;Quantity Food Production Management and Practice&rdquo; class began to sell homemade lunch boxes on April 23.&nbsp; Upon Associate Professor Anna Liu&rsquo;s (劉元安)&nbsp;request, these students would produce 150 lunch boxes every week and sell them every Wednesday.&nbsp; Tung Yung-hao (童永豪), a sophomore from the department, said that they only accept reservations, which can be made between Wednesday and Tuesday, and cash for the purchase.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">&quot;Reservations are opened to the public every Tuesday at the scene.&nbsp; Whoever is interested in our lunch boxes must act fast because these weekly 150 lunch boxes can be sold out within hours,&rdquo; Tung said.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Liu said that for the next seven weeks, these students will have their booth at the hallway between Chin Building and Pu Building between 12pm and 1pm every day.&nbsp; Reservations for lunch boxes can only be made at the scene and these weekly 150 lunch boxes, which costs NT$65 each, are only delivered every Wedneday.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">The professor said that her class was designed for training students to run an actual restaurant.&nbsp; As a result, these 33 students were divided into eight groups.&nbsp; Each group will take turns managing each week&rsquo;s operation, from grocery shopping, cooking, marketing and the actual selling.&nbsp; Lu said that they always did their grocery shopping at the Nanman Market which her students have been constantly doing for the past few semesters.&nbsp; Students also need to learn how to balance their finance, since the price for each lunch box is fixed.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">In addition to running the business, students also need to learn to control the total calories for each lunch box at around 700.&nbsp; All the 150 lunch boxes are made at their classroom with professional kitchen facilities.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">&quot;No MSG is used in our lunch boxes.&nbsp; It is absolutely low-fat and healthy since it is our major concern during the production process,&rdquo; Liu said.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">The professor said that her students followed the manual of daily nutrition for adults by the Cabinet&rsquo;s Department of Health while they are cooking and making these lunch boxes.&nbsp; But, obviously, these healthy lunch boxes may not be good enough to feed and satisfy everybody.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">&quot;I am a bit disappointed when I first saw the lunch box&hellip;.it is a bit small,&rdquo; said Lin Chun-tzu (林淳慈), a junior from the Department of Chinese.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial"></font>&nbsp;</p>