May 22, 2017
Name: Kristen Sedler
Department: Nutrition and Dietetics
Position/Role at UNH: Student
Year Started at UNH: 2014
1. What does health mean to you?
Health is a mixture of all aspects of your life being balanced. Eating a healthy diet and exercising, getting enough sleep, having an adequate social life, and doing well academically. I think that in order to be healthy you need to have more than just a healthy body; you need to have a healthy mind as well. If you only focus on eating well and... Read More
May 18, 2017
A Resource to Eat Well on Campus
We are very fortunate to have an award-winning dining program here at UNH. Not only is it their focus to make food that tastes amazing, but to also offer foods that are good for you too.
On the UNH Dining webpage there is a section focused on nutrition and resources offered around campus to promote health. One of these resources is Wellness Meals.
Wellness Meals is a guide to help students and staff create delicious and nutritious meals using ingredients that... Read More
May 1, 2017
What is it and How Does it Affect Your Health?
Kombucha is a drink known as an “immortal health elixir” in ancient China where it was originated. Black or green tea is fermented with sugar of various sources such as cane sugar or honey to create a colony of live bacteria and yeast cultures. Before its description steers you away from trying it, the active cultures are what makes kombucha the newest popular health drink on the market.
As it is gaining more popularity, there are many reported... Read More
April 14, 2017
Learn How You Can Try Out The New Hamel Rec Center Kitchen By Taking a FREE Cooking Class.
New this semester, Nourish UNH peer educators are offering free What’s Cooking? cooking classes in the Demonstration Kitchen at the Hamel Recreation Center (HRC). Classes are hosted on Wednesday evenings at 5 p.m. and are open to anyone. All you have to do is visit the website for Nourish UNH and register!
A little more about the cooking classes—At these cooking classes, peer educators will engage... Read More
March 22, 2017
Here’s to Making Hydration More Enjoyable!
More research has been published on the benefits of drinking water. However, let’s face it—plain water can be a little boring sometimes. It might be easier reaching for the fruit soda or juice for some bold flavors, but you can easily infuse your own water as a healthier option!
By adding fruits, veggies, and herbs in your water and infusing it overnight or for a couple of hours, getting yourself hydrated can be more fun than tedious.
Here are some... Read More
February 24, 2017
How to Best Understand Nutrition Fact Labels and Build a Healthy Diet
If you want to start eating healthier, or just know what you’re eating, understanding the nutrition facts
label can be very helpful. The nutrition facts label contains information on the serving size of products, nutrient information, as well as calories. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics put out an article, The Basics of the Nutrition Facts Label, in which they discuss a guide to decoding nutrition fact labels to help... Read More
February 22, 2017
Do You Have Questions About Following a Plant-Based Diet? Read More to Find Answers!
About 7.3 million people in America follow a vegetarian-based diet, and approximately one million of that count are vegans. As a newly-inspired member of the vegan community for the past year, I get praised and criticized based on my diet. One thing I have noticed is hearing the same misconceptions about a plant-based diet from people who are either against it or are curious and thinking of transitioning.
The... Read More
February 8, 2017
Are Fats Actually Good For You, or Should They be Avoided?
With nutrition advice changing on a seemingly day-to-day basis, does anyone really know what is considered “good” anymore? There are diets that praise protein and make carbs the enemy, compared to diets that worship carbs and give fats a bad name.
Fats provide nine calories per gram making them the densest macronutrient we can eat. There are three types of fats including unsaturated (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated), saturated, and... Read More
January 18, 2017
Protect Your Immune System With These Nutrient Rich Foods
To avoid the chills, aches, coughing, and sneezing that are common with the flu season, it’s important to think about ways to boost our immune system.
One way to begin boosting your immune system is by consuming nutrient-rich foods. Here are five nutritous foods that can help boost your immune system:
Citrus fruits are loaded with Vitamin C. Vitamin C is essential for battling infections. Throw an orange into your lunch for... Read More
January 11, 2017
Fast Facts About The Mediterranean Diet
Many people have heard of the “Mediterranean Diet”, but some just think it is another diet scam that will come and go. It is actually an older diet, and people have been mimicking the eating styles of the Mediterranean region for many years now, and it has shown benefits to those who follow it.
Most diet plans are set up merely for weight loss, but this diet is great for heart health along with weight loss. It bases meals off of fruit and vegetables... Read More