The majority of college students eat fewer than three servings of fruits and vegetables per day, but the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends five to nine servings daily. Eating fruits and vegetables, or Freggies, can help with weight loss and provides a number of vital vitamins and minerals. WELLWVU is proud to introduce tweatWELL, a social network designed to increase Freggie consumption. Click here to learn more.
Have you ever walked into the dining hall and thought to yourself that there were no healthy options? Well, take a second look. Healthier choices are all around you. Need some advice on what to eat and what not to eat? Checkout this document on Making the Most out of Your Meal Plan
Understanding correct portion sizes is another way to stay on top of your nutrition. Regardless of what restaurants say, bigger isn’t always better. Who knows what the right portion size is anyway? Well, here are some tricks for figuring it out on your own the next time you sit down for a meal. Click here to find out about portion distortion.
Are you eating right? If you’re like most students, there’s a good chance that you’re not. Find out how your eating habits measure up by taking this Nutrition 101 quiz.
Decide your nutritional destiny.
Research estimates that as many as 10% of college aged women and 2% of college aged men have an eating disorder. Moreover, many more individuals suffer from unhealthy eating habits and self image concerns. This quiz may help you find out where you stand.
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number that measures the relationship between your weight and height and offers some predictive estimate of your risk of weight-related disease. What is your BMI?