March is National Nutrition Month! To celebrate nutrition here in the dining halls we are throwing a month long event: MyPlate Spotlight. Each week in March we will be highlighting a different food group and shining a light on the healthful foods the Dining Halls offer.
By: Paula Karamihas, MS, Dietetic Intern
“Eating clean” is a popular phrase pushed in the nutrition world recently. It can mean different things to different people, but generally it means avoiding processed foods and only eating foods that are in their natural state. I’m here to tell you that “clean foods” aren’t even a real thing.
By: Jillian Pancio, Student Nutritionist
College living can be tough. Oftentimes you're in a building with strangers and live on top of your roommates. Although this experience can be fun, it can also be an easy way to spread germs. A good tip to get better faster and back to studying is to incorporate Vitamin C into your diet! Vitamin C has been seen to reduce the length of cold symptoms by a day and a half. It is an essential vitamin for the growth and repair of tissue in the body. Many people think of Vitamin C and think of oranges and orange juice. However, the list of Vitamin C abundant foods extends well beyond this. The following items including, citrus fruits, potatoes, strawberries, brussel sprouts and red bell peppers are some of the other foods with great sources of Vitamin C.
Your diet can help you get better faster and give the body the nutrients it needs to fight off this season's flu!
By: Emma Slattery, Student Nutritionist
During February the University Health Center is celebrating Love Your Body Month. And in honor of Love Your Body Month I have a much less formal post about loving your body and a few of my favorite nutritional blogs that support body positivity.
Terps With Taste is run by the Student Nutritionist Team with University of Maryland Dining Services. We write content for students, by students. Enjoy!