Pork Taken Off the Menu at Paul Quinn College
Filed in HBCUs on August 13, 2012
Paul Quinn College, the historically Black educational institution in Dallas, has banned pork from its dining hall menu. Michael J. Sorrell, president of the small liberal arts institution that is affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church, believes that the ban on pork will lead to healthier eating habits for the college’s students.
In a published report, President Sorrell stated, “When you come to college, you come to be educated. We thought we could do more in the area of promoting healthy lifestyle choices and healthy eating habits.” The college claims that eating pork can lead to high blood pressure, cancer, sodium retention, heart problems, and other health issues.