June 15, 2015
4 Tips for Summer Health
We all love summer. Summer means less work, warmer weather, beach days, barbeques, and much more. Summer also involves many social events that revolve around food, from graduation parties to picnics. Beyour best this summer by following these four tips:
Stick to water. When it’s hot and you’re thirsty, it’s tempting to reach for a sugary drink, such as soda or lemonade. By drinking water, you’ll avoid drinking empty calories.
Be a healthy host. You won’t be tempted by... Read More
June 4, 2015
A distinct, savory spread that you’ll either love or hate.
The infamous Vegemite originated in the land down under and has been around since the early 1900s. This savory spread is packed with B vitamins and was originally popular in the armed forces.
The spread has also been prescribed by doctors as a vitamin B supplement. One serving provides 25-50% recommended daily intake of folate, vitamin B1, B2, and B3 (also known as thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin). B vitamins are water soluble and... Read More
May 27, 2015
The office can be a challenging place sometimes when trying to maintain healthy eating choices.
Here are some tips to help you keep stay on track:
Eat A Healthy Breakfast – If you come into the office hungry, there is a higher chance that you will reach for unhealthy snacks in the break room. If you come in full and satisfied, you will be able to resist snacking until lunchtime
Eat Fruits and Nuts for a Snack – Instead of relying on there being snacks at work, pack your own healthy snacks such... 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 14, 2015
Need a new comfort food? Try an Australian meat pie.
If you’re looking for a fast Australian meal, go to a local food cart and ask for a meat pie. It is a classic Australian dish and was the first thing I ate when I landed in Sydney for my study abroad semester!
Like many cultures, this meal includes the key components of a protein, grain, and vegetable.
It fills you up fast and is an easy, on-the-go item.
You can order different ingredients for a meat pie but each has the same presentation.... 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 16, 2015
March is National Nutrition Month, which celebrates nutrition and a leading a healthy lifestyle.
There are various activities that emphasize the importance of nutrition throughout the month; among these activities is the Nutrition Expo. The Nutrition Expo is put on by S.P.I.N (Students Promoting Information about Nutrition).
“The expo will create interactive and fun opportunities for you to learn more about nutrition, improve your overall health and explore the food and nutrition resources... 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