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Share these healthy eating tips with your student.
Trying to balance all of the studying and social activities that come with college life can be difficult. Having a meal plan frees up some of your time by taking the guess work 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 benefit of 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,” Ashley adds.
To see the roadmap to eating well on a meal plan, click here.
If your student did not meet the January 2 billing deadline, they can still purchase meal plans online here with a credit card. We can also take credit card or check payments in our office, KUC 202.
We’ve got some great theme events and menus planned for January, including Asian Adventure, Sushi, a S’mores Bar and a Grammy Party! Please check the event calendars available in each dining hall for exact dates and times.
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