Nutrition Resources

Keep your nutrition on track

Students at a table eat on campus.

There are some simple actions you can take to keep your nutrition goals on track.

  • Try healthy grab-and-go snacks like baby carrots, apples, celery, and low-fat yogurt or milk. They’re great alternatives to other snack foods that are high in calories but low in nutritional value.
  • Limit how often you eat out. When you do eat at a restaurant, choose wisely. Check out menu options with lean meats, whole grains, and vegetables. If the portions are large, take half home for your next meal. You’ll not only be doing your body a favor, but your wallet will thank you too.
  • Quench your thirst with water, milk, tea, or 100 percent fruit juice. They’re better options than high-calorie sodas and energy drinks.
  • Only use nutritional supplements that have been approved by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP). It’s the only way you can be certain they contain the ingredients listed on the bottle and in the quantities you expect.
  • If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Avoid products that make claims of helping you to lose weight quickly or gain the perfect figure. These products often have not been confirmed by any scientific agency to work and likely won’t give you the healthy results you want.
  • Don't compare your diet to other people’s. Everyone has different needs. Listen to your own body, be mindful about what you eat, and do what is best for you. If you aren’t sure what that is, consult with your doctor or a registered dietician.