Discussion in 'Merchant Marine Academy - USMMA' started by mellin1996, Apr 28, 2015.
Anything you guys suggest to ask about or visit? Thanks.
Lunch in Delano hall ... know before you go what you are getting yourself in for.
Shh. . . . . don't want to scare him off. . . .
Does the food really that bad? Can you guys just give an example of a lunch menu? Is it the same for all? Any difference for athletes?
The contract for Delano went to the lowest bidder.
No specials for the athletes...and yes it is that bad...the only comment when DS and friends come to visit...we ask where/what do you want to eat and they reply, it doesn't matter it's not Delano. As a side note, my DS has been to many places and hiked/camped many places has eaten dehydrated food many times...has eaten some really burnt and bad meals he very rarely complains about food...he does not like Delano. When you go for acceptance weekend you too will have the pleasure of eating in Delano and or having their box lunches...enjoy. Remember, you only eat it once when you visit, they eat it all the time. The Thanksgiving and Christmas spread is pretty good per my DS.
Do they allowed to have protein powder supplement in the barracks?
They were not allowed to have it last year. There is peanut butter and bread at many meals.
Yes. All of the stuff the NEX sells is NCAA/Navy approved.
Wrong. Just wrong. Athletic supplements have always been approved. From the plebe standards of conduct:
The key there is "Performance items must be approved by the CTO." CTOs will approve things like protein powder, power bars, and supplements, things which relate to improving physical performance (...candy bars don't improve athletic performance). I don't know any story in the last four years of a CTO not being totally reasonable with this.
If a CTO was being unreasonable about this the system has corrects its self by either 1. The coaching staff would lean on the regiment to figure out why that teams players couldn't get the calories they need OR more likely 2. 1/C Teammates would lean on their classmate (the CTO) and get him/her to lighten up in an effort to look out for their underclass teammate.
Either way, sports supplements have never been banned. Just not true.
Beyond, OK...sorry for incorrect info
Beyond, thank you for clarifying the supplement issues.
Appreciate everyone's responses!
I think Einstein studied KP when developing his Theory of Relativity ...
Things that seem decent at KP you realize really aren't when you get out and things that seem really bad at KP you realize are actually decent compared to the outside world.
... The food in Delano might be an outlier here but I'll attribute that to the Chaos Theory.
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