Nutrition Blog

This nutrition blogs features thoughts, tips, and videos from our student Nutrition Outreach Workers (NOW) and UHS Registered Dietitians.

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Nutrition Blog

Ask the Dietitian: What is the best way for college students to prevent the Freshman 15?

September 15, 2016
Q: What is the best way for college students to prevent the “Freshman 15?” A: Ain’t no such thing. The “Freshman 15” is a catchy phrase that was probably created to sell magazines. A meta-analysis of 22 studies including more than 5500 participants showed that college students gained an average of only 3 pounds. That’s a normal and expected weight gain for a student in his or her late teens. We measure growth in kids and teens on growth curves.

Fat Talk Videos with the Nutrition Outreach Workers

June 26, 2018

The Nutrition Outreach Workers (NOW) are combatting fat talk in these three videos!

Watch and learn more about what fat talk is, what some examples of fat talk are, and how to combat it! 

Finals Week - Healthy Eating and Self-Care Tips

April 26, 2018

Reading, Review, Recitation...and REPLENISH your energy to study effectively! Throughout RRR week and Finals Week, it’s easy to fall into the cycle of studying and preparing for finals while not making enough time to take care yourself. But did you know that you can combat stress simply by taking care of your health and well-being? Check out some of these tips to keep your mind and body energized and ready to take on finals!

Eating on a Budget/College Edition

April 10, 2018

As a college student, it may be difficult to balance your budget with your busy schedule and desire to eat healthfully. You need to make sure you fuel that beautiful brain of yours with a balance of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. People often think that healthy eating means spending a lot of money, but that does not have to be the case! Check out some of these tips on how to eat nutritious foods while on a budget.

 

Tips for eating healthy with a busy schedule

March 14, 2018

Many students have a hectic schedule and often lack time to sit down to have a proper meal. As a student myself, I often rush through meals, eat processed food to save time or even forget about eating. Unfortunately, these poor eating habits lead to feeling tired, increase stress and weaken the immune system. Through my own experiences, I learned how to incorporate healthy eating habits with a restless agenda. Here are some tips that you can do to start eating well with a busy life.

Body Image Blues

February 9, 2018

every body is beautifulI’ve got body image blues.

I work in the field of health and am surrounded by self-aware friends and colleagues. And yet, fat talk--and it’s modern day proxy, health talk--seem to follow me wherever I go.

An email from (of all places!) my OBGYN’s office, marketing a cellulite-reducing treatment.

Nutrition FAQ Videos

January 23, 2018

Nutrition Outreach Worker Video ThumbnailThe NOW (Nutrition Outreach Workers) answer frequently asked questions! Watch the three videos below! 

Ask The Dietitian: Health at Every Size

December 8, 2017

You can be healthy and fit without being thin. Healthy Lifestyle Image

Ask NOW: Common Health Myths Busted

November 16, 2017

The media is full of information, though not always true.

These are four common myths that we have heard our peers say and why they are not true. 

 

Ask NOW: Five Healthy Tips to Improve Your Study Sessions

October 13, 2017

They’re here before we know it; midterms are upon us. For many students, this means prioritizing studying over healthy habits. But exams don’t have to make us set our health aside. There are healthy habits that everyone can pick that not only contribute to overall health but may also improve your brain power while studying. I think I speak for most of us when I say I would like my brain to be working as efficiently as possible when I’m hitting the books. These tips are twofold: they contribute to your health and could help improve your cognition.