Olympic Games Nutrition in Mexico City 1968

The food supplied for the athletes at the Olympic Village needs to cater to a diversity of sports, cultures, ages and special dietary needs. Here is some information about the Olympic Village food menu for Mexico City in 1968. See more about Olympic Village nutrition and links to information about the food supplied at other Olympic Games.

1968 Mexico City Olympic Village (Villa Olimpica) Food Halls

The athlete village included six cafeteria-style dining halls to feed the more than 6,000 hungry athletes plus several thousand other participants three meals a day plus after-hours snacks.

There were 1,230 employees employed in the modern kitchens. There was also a special Quality Control Center laboratory set up for continual vigilance of food items as well as general sanitary conditions.

Athletes enjoying a meal at the Olympic Village food hall Athletes enjoying a meal at the Olympic Village food hall
from Olympic Report 1968, volume 2: The Organization

The dining halls offered participants a wide choice of cuisines. All total, 356 different food items were served, from Indian chutney to palm hearts and imported mussels. A total of 849,447 individual meals were served, consuming over 235 tons of fresh fruit, 130 tons of various meats, 35 tons of seafood, and 70 thousand quarts of fresh milk.

Reference: Olympic Report 1968, volume 2: The Organization

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