Nutrition Programs and Services
Nutrition Tips for College Students
Don't Forget to Snack: Snacking can be a great way to increase the variety of nutrients in your diet. Aim for nutrient-dense foods such as nuts and seeds, beans and legumes, whole grains, dairy, fruits and vegetables. Try veggie sticks with cottage cheese or hummus or cheese cubes with nuts and apple slices.
Eat a Balanced Diet: Consume a well-balanced diet that includes a variety of whole foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans and legumes, lean proteins, and healthy fats. Aim for nutrient-dense foods to ensure you’re getting essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that support brain health.
Make Half Your Plate Fruits and Vegetables: Fruits and vegetables add vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and dietary fiber to your diet. They also add exciting flavors, colors and textures to your meals!
Don’t Skip Meals: Regular meals provide a steady supply of nutrients and energy to support brain function. Aim to eat balanced meals and snacks throughout the day to maintain stable blood sugar levels and prevent energy crashes.
Practice Mindful Eating: Pay attention to your body’s hunger and fullness cues. Practice mindful eating by savoring each bite, eating slowly, and focusing on the sensory experience of your meals. This can enhance the enjoyment and satisfaction you derive from food.
Drink More Water: Drink plenty of water throughout the day to stay properly hydrated, especially if you are active or during hot summer days. Choose water over sugary beverages.