Have You Seen UNH's Wildcat Plate?

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Everyone has heard of the dreaded "Freshman 15," however for me, it was more like the freshman 20. Coming to UNH as a freshman and having an unlimited dining plan made it super easy for me to eat WAY to much in our dining halls. Don't get me wrong, there are PLENTY of healthy choices to be made while eating on campus, but I just couldn't get over the delicious desert bar or the french fries that seemed to be there every single day. However, this year Healthy UNH and Dining Services collaborated to form the brand new Wildcat Plate. The Wildcats Plate is available in all three of our dining halls. The plate outlines how much of the five food groups (dairy, whole grains, vegetables, fruits and protein)  should be eaten in one meal. These plates are really helpful because if you are someone who doesn't know what you should be eating, how much you should be eating or even just want to be healthier in general, you can use these plates as a guide while creating meals in the dining hall. One of the reasons I like it so much is because with the plate you don't even have to think about what to eat and what size portion to grab; all the hard work is done for you! Your only job is to stick within the guidelines outlined on the plate and enjoy your meal. Go try out one of these plates for yourself! Learn more about it here.