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Nutrition

Reach for the (Guiding) Stars!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Author: 
Kelsey McCullough
Friday, May 2, 2014

                                   Healthy UNH

Did you know that in addition to the “Wildcat Plate” every UNH dining hall offers Guiding Stars to help pick the best food options for you? Learn to read the stars and create a healthy plate! 

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Iron Deficiency

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Author: 
Suzanne Hogan
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

                                         KEKO64 

Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the United States, especially among young women.Iron is essential to making hemoglobin, a part of red blood cells that transports oxygen and carbon dioxide throughout our body.When our bodies do not receive enough iron, it becomes iron deficient and our red blood cells can no longer properly carry oxygen.Symptoms of iron deficiency include fatigue, pale skin, weakness, headache and dizziness.

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Healthiest Nation in One Generation

Friday, April 11, 2014

Author: 
Suzanne Hogan
Friday, April 11, 2014

                                    Healthy UNH

               Happy National Public Health Week!This week, April 7-13th 2014, celebrates the advances and importance of public health.Each day of the week has a different theme related to public health which you can check out in more detail at nphw.org.Today's theme is Healthiest Nation in One Generation.

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Eating Well for Public Health Week

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Author: 
Julie Hurlbut
Thursday, April 10, 2014

                                    Stuart Miles

Public Health Week is recognized as April 7th to the 13th. One of the themes for this movement is eating well, which is being recognized on April 10th. The National Public Health website contains information on what government agencies are working on to improve food choice and eating habits among Americans. There are many ways that UNH has tried to encourage students and staff to make healthier choices.

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Calcium: Bone up for Health

Friday, April 4, 2014

Author: 
Heather DeMello
Friday, April 4, 2014

                                             artur84

Campaigns pushing milk rich in calcium as the answer to strong bones are notorious. But does the saying “got milk?” really translate into “got strong bones?” There is in fact an important message behind the infamous milk mustache. Calcium is a mineral that is not only important for the body’s nervous and cardiovascular systems, but is vital to our bone health. Approximately ninety nine percent of the body’s calcium reserve is stored in our bones and teeth to support their structure and function.

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Eating Healthier When Eating Out

Monday, March 24, 2014

Author: 
Julie Hurlbut
Monday, March 24, 2014

                                            Apolonia

As spring approaches it is nice to spend some time outdoors enjoying the warm weather. I often find myself walking around Durham or Portsmouth with some friends where we like to catch up at our favorite restaurants. Eating out at a restaurant can be challenging for someone who is trying to eat healthier because of the large portion sizes and the added condiments and dressings. However, there are many ways to maintain healthy eating habits while enjoying time with friends or family at a restaurant.

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Eating Healthy on a Budget

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Author: 
Kelsey McCullough
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

                         rakratchada torsap

 

Healthy, yummy, and cheap??! Impossible you think, I’ll prove you wrong!

As college students, sometimes food can become a lesser priority when you have tests, assignments, work, and etc. If you live in an apartment on campus I have some tips on how to eat healthy while not breaking your budget!

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Tea Time

Friday, March 7, 2014

Author: 
Mollie Behan
Friday, March 7, 2014

                                    zirconicusso

What’s better than enjoying a nice cup of tea to either jumpstart your day or wind down at night?

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Nutrition for a healthy immune system

Monday, March 3, 2014

Author: 
Suzanne Hogan
Monday, March 3, 2014

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During this time of year, it can become easy to catch a cold or even the flu. Luckily there are many things you can do to keep yourself healthy and lower your risk. Along with proper hygiene and hand washing, you can also use nutrition to keep away viruses. Proper nutrition can boost you immune system as a form of protection. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has listed the five nutrients essential for a healthy immune system.

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