View Full Version : Meals at USMA
19th December 2007, 04:22 PM
After reading the USNA thread on hungry mids, I wonder if the WP cadets are getting enough to eat. Not that food will factor into son's choice of academies, but I cannot imagine not having enough food up there where it's so cold....they need the calories to help stay warm!
19th December 2007, 04:42 PM
According to both my cadets, food at USMA is plentiful and good. Their only complaint is that after several times through the menu rotation things get a little repetitive -- but they complained about that while living at home, too! :rolleyes:
19th December 2007, 05:11 PM
My CC has been on the post four weekends so far this year and he doesn't complain about the food.
19th December 2007, 06:06 PM
My son is a plebe at USMA. Overall he likes the food. His only complaint is that he is tired of chicken. He still eats it and says it is good, but they serve it a lot. (mental note...don't serve chicken while he is home on leave. :wink: ) When he doesn't feel like eating dinner in the mess hall he can get something to eat in Grant Hall (sandwiches, burgers, asian food, pizza) or from Subway or Burger King which are both on post. Most of the places in Highland Falls will deliver to West Point also, including the McDonalds right outside Thayer gate. He gets plenty to eat and has never gone hungry. He is allowed to take fruit and left over gatorade, or other drinks, back to his room. He only takes what he can eat soon since they don't have a frig. He also has a boodle box in his room stocked with snacks.
19th December 2007, 06:48 PM
During the one or two times it has come up in conversations since Beast, our West Point plebe has said he likes the mess hall food and thinks it is plentiful.
20th December 2007, 09:44 PM
My daughter is also a plebe. She's never complained about not liking the food. When she was home for Thanksgiving she had put on some weight and was saying that when she comes home for Christmas she'll have to start running again. Mentioned that it was probably from all the boodle.
The one thing that was discussed at lunch in the mess hall over PPW was that the jar of peanut butter was never idle. Peanut butter has been put on anything and everything, and there is a jar on the table for every meal.
20th December 2007, 11:53 PM
2012'ers take note: peanut butter during Beast = life.
1st January 2008, 01:35 AM
Sounds like USNA is a lot more picky when it comes to food. From what I hear, Plebes can't take any food back to their rooms, the only meals underclassmen are allowed to eat are with the entire Brigade, and on top of that, the food isn't THAT good.
But I suppose the whole situation switches when army officers goes active duty in the desert and naval officers get to have lavish buffets on Carriers.
1st January 2008, 02:13 AM
my understanding about meals at USNA is the new order from the Supe to all mids stating all meals will be eaten at King Hall threw the old meal budget into the can..........talking to a 3/c over Christmas....quality/quantities have slowly started to improve........not the best sit/rep for morale and recruitment.
1st January 2008, 03:39 AM
I ate at USNA last year, when I still knew people who went there. I thought the food was fine, good even. Food at CGA wasn't bad, and they tended to cycle through the menu so in no time you had an idea of what was going to be served.....alpine sandwiches....yum, or make your own deli sandwich Wednesdays. Chicken tenders day...dump and send (out for more).
Your cadets/midshipmen won't starve.
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