The food that you eat has a direct affect on how you feel, your energy level, and how well you can concentrate in your classes, at work and at volunteer opportunities. Good nutrition habits 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, is often confusing or misunderstood, due to the abundance of misinformation in the media. Thus, it is important to get nutrition information and feedback from a reputable source, such as a Registered Dietitian.
The majority of college students eat fewer than three servings of fruits and vegetables per day, but the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends five to nine servings daily. Eating fruits and vegetables, can help with weight loss and provides a number of vital vitamins and minerals.
Have you ever walked into the dining hall and thought to yourself that there were no healthy options? Well, take a second look. Healthier choices are all around you. Need some advice on what to eat and what not to eat? Submit your question(s) to the Dietitian Dish.
Understanding correct portion sizes is another way to stay on top of your nutrition. Regardless of what restaurants say, bigger isn’t always better. Who knows what the right portion size is anyway? Well, here are some tricks for figuring it out on your own the next time you sit down for a meal. Click here to find out the differences between serving size vs. portion size.
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Are you an IUPUI student? IUPUI CAPS is an available resource on campus. If you are in crisis, the 24 Hour Crisis Line at 317-251-7575 is available.
For More Information
We support a comprehensive approach to health and wellness promotion for IUPUI students. For more information about Nutrition education and the collaborative campus initiative to improve nutritional and dietary health at IUPUI, please contact the Office of Health and Wellness Promotion:
Campus Center 350