Dining halls are often at the center of boarding school life, as they are the places where students and faculty gather socially. In recent years, the food at U.S. boarding schools has undergone a transformation. The simple American fare traditionally served in many schools has been replaced by environmentally friendly food that is often locally sourced, and boarding schools also often feature international cuisine for their increasing numbers of international students. For example, at Phillips Exeter in New Hampshire, where students come from 34 countries and where about 20% of the students are Asian-American, students celebrate the Chinese New Year and the Hindu festival of Diwali with special food, in addition to celebrating other holidays and traditions. Read more about the food at boarding schools.
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