"Food Truck Information:
In lieu of providing tournament food we have asked teams to bring their own food to cut down on health concerns surrounding communal food handling. However, we have secured a food truck to come each day for concession options for lunch. These are locally owned food trucks and we hope that everyone will take advantage of them."
A D.C. TD indicated USAU supports not providing group food:
@sludgebrown of note: @USAUltimate agrees with that sentiment. Is not a fan of tourney provided group food. For those reasons. (And more)— robluhrs (@robluhrs) September 11, 2016
Bama Secs tweeted this as a first sign of "Death to field food."
Death to field food. https://t.co/MgtT18BAvR— Bama Secs (@bamasecs) September 11, 2016
Bananas, bagels and pickles are pretty much the norm at tournaments. From what I recall, bananas have a natural wrapper to protect its fruit from contaminants. I understand one could eat the banana peel, but I choose not to. Bagels seem like a go-to food but only as a vehicle of holding delicious peanut butter. PB packets are an option instead of a peanut butter jar and a knife. By far, the worst offenders are players dipping their dirty, sweaty, bloody, muddy, mangled fingers in the pickle jar. Use the damn tongs! Athletes bring their own food nowadays and food trucks are more prevalent.
What's next? B.Y.O.Water?!
Since we're on the subject of water, here's a PSA for ultimate players.
PLAYERS: DO NOT PUT YOUR (GROSS) HANDS IN THE WATER JUG AT THE FIELDS. Let's take it a step further. PLAYERS: DO NOT EVER OPEN THE WATER JUG.
Water jugs have more opportunity to be contaminated than communal tourney food.