With all the nutrition information that’s out there, how do you know if the information that you’re getting is credible? The best way is to ask a credible source! The Student Health Center has a dietitian that you can see for only $20 a session (FYI: that is REALLY inexpensive!). Dietitians are experts in the nutrition field, and go through the most advanced training to help you with your nutrition needs! If you’re wondering if a person giving nutrition advice is legitimate, look for the “RD” credential!

If you need information on the go, here are some other great sources of nutrition information:

What Can I Do to Be Healthier?

Whatever your weight, you can take steps to improve or maintain your health. The key is healthy eating and being physically active. If you want to make changes, it’s very important to choose steps that work for you!

Healthy Eating

  • Eat fruits, veggies, and whole grains every day! These foods can help you manage your weight, and prevent cancer and heart disease.
  • Eat less saturated and trans fat to keep your arteries and heart stronger. This includes high-fat meats and dairy products, stick margarine and processed foods.
  • Don’t skip meals. Regular eating helps you control hunger and use food more effectively.
  • Plan healthy meals. Planning meals can help save time and money.

Be Active!

  • Find ways to be active everyday!
  • Plan regular physical activity on most days of the week.
  • Take a few moments daily to stretch.
  • Do exercises to build strength.
  • Choose activities that are fun and feel good.

Personal Pizza

  • 1 pita
  • 1/2 Tbsp of olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp of marinara or pizza sauce
  • 1/4 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 Tbsp black olives
  • 1/2 roma tomato
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Vegetables of your choice (optional)

Brush pita with olive oil and spread the sauce evenly. Sprinkle cheese on top and cover with your choice of vegetables. Sprinkle the Italian seasoning and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 10 minute.