December 3, 2015
The holidays are just around the corner… are you prepared?
Holiday parties are a great way to come together with family and friends, but we all know that over-eating leads to increased pounds on the scale. How do we avoid over-indulging around the holiday season? Instead of focusing on what foods are considered off-limits, we need to focus on moderation.
Eating Grandma’s famous baked lasagna and apple pie isn’t the problem. The problem is eating two massive servings of grandma’s family recipe,... Read More
November 19, 2015
It is time to learn the truth about being a vegetarian, and it is time to understand all of the health benefits that come along with being a vegetarian.
This is the perfect time to consider how becoming a vegetarian could positively impact your health. Many adults have had the same eating habits for a long time, and it can hard to keep an open mind and try new things.
The question that I pose to you is: Would you be open to becoming a vegetarian if you knew how much your health could improve?... Read More
November 3, 2015
5 Healthy On The Go Tips To Help Carry You Through The Work Week
Eating right throughout a busy work week can be difficult. We understand it is hard to make healthy decisions when balancing work and family. Sometimes you may be so busy you reach for the closest item in reach. Well, the days of hitting up the vending machine in between meetings are over.
Here are five easy tips to make your week a lot healthier:
Use Sunday to Get Ahead
Plan out your meals every Sunday. Write out a grocery list... Read More
October 15, 2015
Benefits Faculty and Staff Receive With UNH Dining
Bland flavor is a thing of the past, no longer should the chow hall at college be a last resort for a nice meal. Award winning, fresh, local, and sustainable food has certainly given UNH Dining Services its fine reputation. Whether it’s cheesy bread straight out of the artisan fire oven, to an apple picked from up the road, there is always something for everyone, including staff, at the dining hall.
Sometimes life gets too hectic: food prices... Read More
September 29, 2015
HoCo Purchases New Equipment and Uses Local Food to Provide Healthier Options
With the new semester comes a newly renovated dining hall: Holloway Commons. While making these renovations, UNH considered its goals to create an environment that promotes nutritional, earth-friendly lifestyles as part of Menus of Change: the Business of Healthy, Sustainable, Delicious Food Choices. This includes:
focusing on natural foods;
using better agricultural methods; and
and serving food in smaller... Read More
September 10, 2015
Healthy Eating Habits and Portion Size
After a relaxing summer vacation, it’s time for the kids to start the school year and ease back into your busy schedule. It might be tempting to order takeout from your favorite restaurant, but a better choice is getting the entire family involved in making a nutritious dinner. Teach your kids to pour and stir ingredients, wash potatoes, and peel vegetables. Cook old family recipes or create new meal options.
A home-cooked meal shows children healthy... Read More
September 1, 2015
Why Should You Consider The Mediterranean Diet?
Throughout the world, there are about 16 countries that border the Mediterranean Sea. Each of these countries follows the Mediterranean diet in their own unique way. The Mediterranean diet is a dietary pattern that follows high consumption of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, legumes, plenty of fish, lean meat, and olive oil. So how does this combination of food groups make this diet so beneficial? The people who follow this diet eat a... Read More
August 31, 2015
Do You Ever Feel Unsatisfied After A Meal? Adding More Fiber Rich Foods In Your Diet Can Change That!
Dietary fiber adds bulk to your diet. It helps to make you full faster and keeps the food moving efficiently throughout your body. Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that cannot be digested by the body. It does not break down into sugar molecules and instead is passed through the body undigested. This helps in regulating the body’s sugar use and keeping blood sugar and hunger in check! There... Read More
August 19, 2015
Are You Eating Enough Fish?
Did you know that the American Heart Association recommends eating at least two servings of fish a week? Why? It is because the omega-3 fatty acids that are found in in fish can help reduce the risk of heart disease! This is especially beneficial towards people who have a high risk of cardiovascular disease. What exactly are omega-3 fatty acids? Omega-3 fatty acids are unsaturated fats that protect against the development of erratic cardiac rhythm disturbances,... Read More
August 13, 2015
Campus Wellness Promotion is Important For Healthy, Happy Students
While attending the University of Newcastle for a semester in Australia, I came across the University of Newcastle Healthy UoN plate. This plate gives guidance for a healthy meal very similarly to the Healthy UNH Wildcat Plates seen around UNH dining halls in Durham, NH. Half of the plate is designated for fruits and vegetables, one quarter is protein, and one quarter is grains. It is exciting to see similar advice and nutrition... Read More