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FRIDAY HEALTH TIP - Eat Whole Food Meals & Snacks

Friday, February 17, 2023

12:00 am - 12:00 am

Despite being obvious, the importance of diet and nutrition cannot be overstated in maintaining optimal health. With virtually every meal, college students have the freedom to choose what they want to eat. Like sleep and exercise, diet and nutrition will ultimately dictate cognitive performance, physical wellbeing, and overall immunity.

Adopting healthy eating habits requires mindful decision making, commitment, and being creative. The salad bar might not sound as appetizing as the pizza, but it offers more variety, creativity, and flavor and color to your meal. Taking out processed foods like pizza, burgers and fries will leave you feeling cleaner, lighter and more energized.

Incorporating more whole foods in your diet, and in creative ways, extends beyond what’s available at the university cafe. Students in particular should embrace grocery shopping and the experience that comes with proactive meal planning. It goes a long way to have healthy, nutritious, and protein-rich snacks on hand when you leave for a long day of class. Not only will you keep your brain and body optimized, but you’ll minimize the stress that comes with hunger and low energy.

From NSHSS Blog - 7 Tips for Staying Healthy in College


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