Student Health Services

Nutrition

The food that you eat directly affects how you feel, your energy level, and how well you concentrate. Good nutrition can provide the building blocks for a successful college career in addition to lowering the risk for diseases such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Good nutrition, or healthy eating, can be confusing or misunderstood due to the abundance of misinformation in the media. It is important to get nutrition information from a reputable source, a Registered Dietitian, doctor or nurse.

Dine Out without Ditching Your Goals

You can dine at a restaurant and stick to your healthy eating plan! The key is to plan ahead, ask questions and choose foods carefully. Think about nutritious items you can add to your plate—fruits, veggies, lean meat, poultry or fish—and look for grilled, baked, broiled or steamed items. See more tips on dining out.