As National Nutrition Month comes to a close, we have one last event this Wednesday at North Campus Diner! The big finale to the month, we are offering a questionnaire with questions from each week that (if correct) will enter you into a prize raffle! Come play corn hole games, grab some free whole grain snacks and learn about nutrition! See you there!
This week the National Nutrition Month MyPlate Spotlight is PROTEIN!! Due to a massive snow storm and a beautiful snow day, we had to cancel the Spotlight event this. After spring break we will be combining protein with grains to end National Nutrition Month!
Now for our weekly Healthy Hack, brought to us by SGA:
Whole grains contain fiber for digestive health and satiety, B vitamins (in particular, folate for female reproductive health), and minerals such as iron which helps the transport of oxygen in the body. With all the different kinds of grains out there, it may be hard to determine which products are truly whole grains. Products may contain as little as 1% of whole grains, even though the packaging may indicate that the product contains whole grains. Use the information below to make sure you are purchasing whole grain products!
Eating in moderation is key to a balanced diet. For most people, there is no need to have strict restrictions on hat you can or can’t eat. A balanced diet is all about proper portion sizes! Measuring food may sound like a hassle, but there is no need to carry around a measuring tape or cup when deciding how much food to eat. A great, easy, and essentially free way to measure proper portions is by using your hands! Use the info-graphic below to help you measure your portions.
For Week 2 of our MyPlate Spotlight event, we are focusing on fruits and vegetables! With a partnership from SGA we are also featuring our first Healthy Hacks Post which is a healthful meal students can make and get from the Dining Halls.
This week- to keep the Spotlight on fruits- we have a yogurt bowl with granola and fruit which not only hits 3 food groups but provides great sources of protein and carbohydrates to keep you energized in your day!
By: Ysabel Montemayor, Dietetic Intern
When people think of a salad, they might imagine a simple plate of vegetables, but salads can be more than that! In fact, you can modify your salad to contain all of the 6 food groups: vegetables, fruit, grains, protein, dairy, and fat. Build a balanced salad by using the infographic below!
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By: Paula Karamihas, MS, Dietetic Intern
March is National Nutrition Month and to celebrate, I want to talk about three of my favorite dairy products: milk, Greek yogurt, and cottage cheese. Each of these dairy products packs a huge punch of nutrients like vitamin D, calcium, and protein.
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