June 8, 2021
Gather Food Repurposing Program
Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with UNH Dining Dietitian, Rochelle L’Italien to talk about the Gather Food Repurposing Program that launched two weeks ago. This new program is a collaboration between UNH Dining, the UNH Nutrition Department, Gather NH, and so many other departments on campus. Essentially, this program works to rescue food that is still good but doesn’t meet “commercial standards” and prevent it from being sent to the garbage or... Read More
June 8, 2021
Staying safe and having fun this summer
As more and more people are getting vaccinated and restrictions are lifting; many people are feeling the travel bug. The desire to leave the house for a week (or a few days) to be somewhere new and have some fun. Whether you want to get on a plane and fly to the other side of the country, or pack up the car and head to the mountains for the weekend; I think we are all feeling the travel bug in some sort of way.
Now that we are heading into the summer... Read More
June 8, 2021
The Power of a Growth Mindset
In 2006, Carol Dweck (an American Psychologist) discussed her theories on Fixed and Growth mindsets in her book “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success”. Although her research was mainly focused on school-aged children, her works on Mindset can be applied to people at any age and stage of life.
Simply put, a person has a fixed mindset if they believe that their talents, skills, and intelligence are just fixed traits. Meaning that there is nothing (or very... Read More
May 26, 2021
The Pandemic and Telehealth: One Year Later
Early on in the pandemic, we saw restaurants, malls, bars, parks, gyms, and basically everything in between shut down. Doctors offices and medical practices were unable to shut down as they were considered essential, but many people were hesitant about going out for their routine care. As providers started to adapt in order to encourage their patients to come in for their regular appointments, policy makers also mobilized to create legislation for... Read More
May 24, 2021
How much is too much?
As the semester comes to a close and we all start to recover from finals, and start our summer jobs or classes, it may be tempting to start buying extra coffees or energy drinks throughout the day to power through all of those long study sessions. Whether you prefer to do work during the day or late at night, having that extra boost of caffeine is so helpful is getting a lot of work done in a shorter amount of time. But I’m sure that during the end of the semester, you... Read More
May 17, 2021
What exactly are the new guidelines?
This past week, the CDC released some new data and guidelines on mask wearing. Over the past few months, states around the country have made the change to drop the mask mandate in public spaces. This move was widely attributed to the mass vaccine distribution and mobilization which has left 96 million Americans fully vaccinated. Although controversial at first, the most recent CDC data supports the changes in the mask mandate, but there is a catch to it. ... Read More
May 17, 2021
Things to do before and after your COVID-19 vaccine
Is that “Here comes the sun” by The Beatles I hear playing in the background?
This past weekend I got my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and this song has been stuck in my head ever since. Now I am well aware that the pandemic is far from over and that we still have a very long road ahead of us; but wow, it sure does feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Not only am I one step closer to leaving the pandemic untouched... Read More
May 17, 2021
Although there is so much hope on the horizon with the vaccine rollout and lifting restrictions; there are still so many people who have been struggling with their mental health since the pandemic began over a year ago. Reports of depression, anxiety, and even substance use disorders are at an all-time high for nearly every age group. And the demand for mental health services is up significantly.
One mental health disorder that is up significantly that is not often talked about are eating... Read More
May 9, 2021
An Easy Guide to Making Perfect Overnight Oats
One of the latest trends in nutrition that you may have heard of before are Overnight Oats. This is a simple and easy breakfast which requires zero work in the morning. It is a quick breakfast that can be taken on the go which is perfect for busy college students or people who no longer have the luxury of working from home.
To make this quick and easy breakfast, all you need are: One glass jar (approximately 10-12 ounces), milk of choice, old... Read More
May 3, 2021
Strategies to Enjoy Your Workout While Wearing a Mask
It may be more than clear by now that exercising during the pandemic is not nearly the same as exercising was before the pandemic. This is probably most likely due to the masks (in addition to all of the extra protocols for health and safety). I will be the first to admit, I hate wearing a mask at the gym. It makes working out really difficult, and even feels kind of gross sometimes. For a while I was so annoyed with it, that I just stopped... Read More