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February Dining Services Update

Middle Tennessee State

Feed Your Potential 365 How to Eat Well on your Meal Plan

To read the full article with links, please visit how-to-eat-well-on-your-meal-plan

With trying to balance all of the studying and social activities that come with college life, having a meal plan frees up some of your time by taking the guesswork out of what’s for dinner – and breakfast and lunch for that matter. With a meal plan, you also get to skip frequent trips to the grocery store and the regular cooking and cleaning that goes along with having to prepare meals.

Another plus for having a meal plan? If eating a healthy and balanced diet is important to you, being part of your school’s dining program gives you many healthy options. We caught up with some of our registered dietitians that work in colleges and universities around the U.S. for their top healthy eating tips and advice so that you can start the year off right by eating well on your meal plan.

To help you navigate the dining hall, we’ve provided tips for some of the popular serving stations that may be offered at your school. Previewing what’s being offered first is the healthiest way to start. “I always advise students to walk a lap in the dining hall to see what’s being served before deciding what they want to eat,” says Ashley Thomas, Aramark’s Southeast District Dietitian in Higher Education. “It helps reduce the temptation of eating from every station which can lead to overeating.” Another overall tip for eating well at each meal, “I encourage students to build a healthy plate hitting at least three of the five major food groups,” adds Ashley.

To see the roadmap to eating well on a meal plan, visit how-to-eat-well-on-your-meal-plan.

Spring 2018 Meal Plans If your student did not meet the January 2 billing deadline, they can still purchase meal plans online at with a credit card. We can also take credit card or check payments in our office, KUC 202. FlexBucks Special Starting February 4th running the 18th be looking for our Flexbucks special. This can also be purchased online at or in our office.

Please remember that all meal plans purchased in Fall 2018 are a two-semester commitment, and your student will be automatically billed for the same plan for Spring 2019. Please review the meal plan terms and conditions if you have any questions. If you do not have a copy, they can be viewed on under the Meal Plans tab. The most frequently asked question is do meals and FlexBucks rollover to Spring, and the answer is yes! Any unused meals or FlexBucks rollover from Fall semester to Spring semester.

February Special Events and Theme Events

We’ve got some great theme events and menus planned for February, including Superplate Championship Dinner, a Meze Bar, and a Meet UP & Eat UP event! Please check the event calendars available in each dining hall for exact dates and times.

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