Penn students are healthiest eaters, Grubhub says

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Quadrangle gate at University of Pennsylvania.

Students at the University of Pennsylvania eat the healthiest, placing 108 percent more Grubhub orders for healthy foods than students at other colleges and universities.

The delivery service said it studied orders placed by accounts with .edu email addresses from the fall 2016 semester and spring 2017 semester collectively. Its rankings were determined by comparing each school’s orders with the rest of the Grubhub college population.

Penn edged out Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla. Two other schools in the greater Philadelphia area – Rider University in Lawrenceville, N.J., and Thomas Jefferson University – cracked the top 20 of healthful eaters. Rider was 16th and Jefferson 19th.

Penn also was No. 10 in vegetarian and vegan orders.

But it’s not all kale and chia seeds at the Ivy League institution in University City.

Grubhub found that Quakers were No. 7 on the list for most caffeinated (in terms of coffee orders) and No. 7 in the “biggest sweet tooth” category, as in ordering the most dessert.

The University of Chicago and MIT were first and second among the caffeine crowd, while Yale and Harvard were first and second among vegan and vegetarian.

Radford University in Radford, Va., was the tops in dessert-ordering.