April 15, 2016
Don’t Make Excuses
When eating in the UNH dining halls, do you ever find yourself reaching for something unhealthy rather than healthy? If the answer is yes, you’re not alone. When there are options such as pizza, fro-yo, and a mac and cheese bar standing in your way of eating a healthy meal it is hard to say no. Here are a few ways to make it easier to say no to unhealthy foods and say yes to health conscience foods.
Dress up your salads: The salad bars are always an option for a good meal,... Read More
March 23, 2016
Tips For Eating Healthier, While Battling a Busy Schedule
As the holidays end and individuals get back to their daily routines, it’s hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle when returning to a busy schedule. Packing snacks to help keep you full and satisfied during the day can help you stay on track!
It is often helpful to buy prepackaged items such as 100 calorie almond packs or a piece of fruit like a clementine, to limit preparation time. With prepackaged snacks you can just throw them in your... 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
July 22, 2015
What You Need To Know About Gluten!
According to the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, despite the gluten free diet craze to lose weight, there is no published evidence suggesting that this diet is beneficial for the general healthy population. “In fact, there are data to suggest that gluten itself may provide some health benefits.”
But what is gluten? Gluten is a protein found in foods like wheat, rye, and barley. So, who should adopt a gluten-free lifestyle? Individuals... Read More
June 25, 2015
Why Shop At Farmers Markets?
Farmers markets are one of my favorite food destinations. Not only do you have homemade, fresh products at your fingertips, but you also get a look at all sorts of new foods at a reasonable price.
While studying abroad in Australia, it was even more exciting for me with exotic local fruits and vegetables and great deals verses a supermarket.
I often find that different booths will have the same fruits and vegetables but different pricing, so make sure to scope it... Read More
May 2, 2014
Did you know that in addition to the “Wildcat Plate” every UNH dining hall offers Guiding Stars to help pick the best food options for you?
Learn to read the stars and create a healthy plate! They help navigate you to make healthy food choices. Each star represents a certain nutritional value with one being designated as “good”, two as “better”, and three stars as “best”. If a food has no stars that means it does not meet the Guiding Star criteria, or it has not been rated yet.
An easy... Read More
June 12, 2013
Breakfast is one of my favorite parts of each morning. It’s the
first meal of the day and there are so many delicious choices available. While
I love eating an extravagant breakfast every now and then, I am always on the
lookout for healthy breakfast options that taste good and will fuel me through
the day. Breakfast is an important meal because not only does it get your
metabolism moving, it also is what fuels you through a good portion of the day
until lunch! An article released by the... Read More