January 3, 2014
With several trending diets out there such as Atkins, South Beach, etc; people nowadays are lead to believe that eating carbohydrates is bad for us or is what makes us gain weight. Well believe it or not, this is the farthest thing from the truth! Carbohydrates are what our body uses to make glucose, which fuels our body and all of its processes. In fact, not eating enough carbohydrates can hurt you. If your body doesn’t have enough glycogen (stored form of glucose), it well start to use... Read More
December 20, 2013
College is a very stressful time in peoples’ lives and students often don’t know they can actually reduce stress symptoms by what they eat. I am going to go over a few different moods and provide you with some great food fighting tools to get you through midterms!
Stress: can come from many different sources and effects people in many different ways. If you are feeling worried you likely have high hormone levels of cortisone, fight back with dark chocolate! It will reduce your stress... Read More
December 18, 2013
You are sitting down at a table, with a huge plate of turkey, cranberry stuffing, corn, and mashed potatoes.I’m sure your mouth is watering just from reading those words.You can smell the aroma coming from the warm plate of food.You look at the colors, the texture, imagining the flavor, engaging all your senses.You put the food on your fork and take a closer look, imagining all the food as it was before it became this delicious meal.You place a forkful into your mouth and instead of chewing and... Read More
December 2, 2013
With over 250 clubs and organizations on campus, it can be overwhelming to find the perfect group to join. That is why this week I wanted to highlight SNA or the Student Nutrition Association. I joined SNA last year and wish I hade joined earlier! SNA is a club on campus that “consists of students with an interest in nutrition. SNA organizes activities involved in community service work, fundraising and educational outreach, as well as taking part in group socials and creating a cohesive and... Read More
November 13, 2013
Do you ever find yourself craving a little something sweet after dinner? Or lunch? Or even just because? If you answered yes, know that you are certainly not alone! In honor of national dessert month, its time to celebrate and appreciate our sweet tooth. People talk about how “bad” or “forbidden” dessert is when the reality is, dessert can be your friend, not your enemy. Yes, eating a brownie sundae with hot fudge and whipped cream every day may not be the most nutritious habit, but once in a... Read More
November 8, 2013
Food. We eat it everyday to keep ourselves alive and functioning. For most people however, food serves a much greater purpose. Meals serve as a gathering place for friends; recipes are a way to pass down traditions from generation to generation. Not to mention trying new dishes and foods is satisfying and good for the soul. While the dining hall has a lot of options, it can get boring eating at the same place multiple times a day for the whole year. So why not spice it up a bit, support UNH... Read More
November 4, 2013
If there was one thing that I learned in Italy this summer, it is that all fats should NOT be treated equally. It is important to be able to recognize healthier fats and try to minimize certain less healthy fats in your diet.
For a general rule of thumb, saturated fats are solid at room temperature. They can be found in many animal products such as cheese, meat, milk, etc. Foods that have lots of butter and shortening are also high in saturated fat. The American Heart Association recommends... Read More
November 1, 2013
It’s official! Fall has arrived and with it comes a season full of beautiful changing leaves, fun holidays and my personal favorite… delicious foods! Here in New Hampshire there are all sorts of foods that are in season during fall. What’s even better is many of them are packed with nutrients!
This one might be obvious, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t great! Apples are one of the fruits just coming into season here in NH and they are a great addition to any diet. You’ve heard the... Read More
October 30, 2013
So often when we think about being “health” in the context of the foods we eat we consider the nutrients, calories and other nutrition-related information. One important area of health that is often overlooked is the Psychology of eating. While many people know what types of foods they should be eating to fuel the body and the mind, most people are unaware of why they eat the way they do. I recently had the opportunity to speak with author and expert on the psychology of eating, Karen R. Koenig... Read More
October 14, 2013
Eating Concerns Mentors (ECM) is a group based out of Health Services that provide support and mentor students who are struggling with body image issues and eating disorders. The mentors are trained and educated on eating concerns and helping peers regarding these issues. Mentors may often act as a bridge to the professional help students need. Mentors believe that eating disorders can happen to anyone and that there is no one universal cause. They also believe in health at every size and the... Read More