May 20, 2015
Department: Major: Kinesiology; Exercise Science Minor: Nutrition, Psychology
Position/Role at UNH: Student Exercise Physiologist and UNH Alumni '15
Years at UNH: 5 years
What does health mean to you?
Health is the physical, mental, and social wellbeing of the individual through functional: metabolic management and longevity. In essence, health is exactly as it sounds: heal - to alleviate pain, sickness, anguish or distress to making an individual whole and sound.
What do you do to make a... Read More
May 18, 2015
Whole grains… you may or may not have heard of how important they are to maintaining a healthy diet.
What is it that makes them so vital? Whole grains are just that, grains that have been minimally processed. To be more specific, the bran, germ, and endosperm of the grain are still on the grain or in the product.
Alternatively, other grain products such as enriched flour have been striped of their outer layers. These products do not contain the fiber that whole grain products do. More... Read More
April 30, 2015
Could the display of nutrition information on foods influence the health status of an entire country?
I have encountered some new food challenges while living in Australia:
finding new brands and varieties of food products,
using the metric system, and
reading the nutrition labels.
In the States we order our meat in pounds, not kilograms; refrigerated items are reference in Fahrenheit, not Celsius; and nutrition labels appear differently and in different units of measure. Try monitoring your... Read More
April 28, 2015
With finals around the corner, students aren’t the only people on campus becoming stressed.
The semester is also coming to an end for faculty. Stress can impact your body in many ways, so it’s important to manage stress.
Stress has both short-term and long-term effects on your body.
Short-term effects can include headaches, upset stomach, overeating or under eating, sleep problems, and angry outbursts.
Long-term effects include heart and blood vessel problems, inflammation in the circulatory... Read More
April 24, 2015
Department: Facilities Campus Planning
Position/Role at UNH: CAD/DMS/GIS AdministratorYears at UNH: 8
1. What does health mean to you?
Health is an investment that compounds over time. What you do now makes a big impact later in life and it goes both ways. Do your best to be healthy now, you’ll be better off later, make some poor health choices now, pay for those later as well. It’s all a balance and we just do the best we can.
2. What do you do to make a healthy UNH?
I do my best to take... Read More
March 30, 2015
Fruits and vegetables can reduce the risk of chronic diseases!
Throughout your childhood did you parents not let you leave the table until you finished your plate of green peas? Well as we all know our parents want the best for us and by making sure we ate all of our vegetables, they were actually helping us in reducing the risk of many chronic diseases.
Fruits and vegetables are crucial for healthy maintenance of our body. These super foods provide essential vitamins and minerals, fiber,... Read More
March 23, 2015
A Challenge from Healthy UNH Intern: Katelyn
In an age where students are constantly on the go from classes, work and various activities, healthy eating may not be a priority.
As an off campus student, it takes even more time and planning to be mindful of the food you are consuming. At times it may be easy to eat out every night with your friends, but you are more likely to be spending more money and eating more calories, versus you making a version of that meal at home.
For many students,... Read More
March 12, 2015
Midterms are done! Are you traveling for Spring Break?
Spring break is the perfect time for students to relax, and hang out with friends. Whether you are heading to the Bahamas, Cancun, or traveling to another sunny, fun filled destination, incorporate healthy eating into your vacation.
Don’t forget to incorporate healthy eating on vacation. Here are some nutritional tips to be sure your body feels great:
Good snacks you can bring to the beach: fruits, vegetables and hummus, nuts
Stay... Read More
March 3, 2015
Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month?
National Nutrition Month is sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This year’s theme is “Bite Into A Healthy Lifestyle”, which encourages people to create eating and exercise plans that are focused on eating fewer calories, making informed food choices, and getting daily exercise in order to be a healthy weight.
“National Nutrition Week” was started in 1973, but became National Nutrition Month in 1980 after a growing... Read More
February 19, 2015
While the dining halls are certainly a place that students enjoy, over 500 faculty and staff members enjoy it also!
Each UNH faculty and staff meal plan gives you a set number of meals, which are good at Holloway Commons, Stillings Dining Hall, and Philbrook Dining Hall. Meals from your plan can be used to take a meal to go from any Dining Hall and also as a Meal Exchange at Union Court, during specific times. You can even use a meal on a guest!
Your meal plan can be paid through payroll... Read More