- Danielle Shargorodsky, RD, LDN Regional Nutrition Manager from Sodexo will be providing “FREE” nutrition counseling to UMass Boston students once a month at University Health Services Department of General Medicine. Danielle will be available by appointment. To schedule an appointment please call UHS at 617-287-5660,
- Film Screening and Discussion: The Weight of the Nation
Healthy eating improves academic achievement and leads to students getting better grades and functioning at a higher level both inside and outside of school. Good nutrition supports alertness, cognition, memory, problem solving, speed and overall achievement.
Eating healthy means consuming a variety of nutritious foods and beverages, especially vegetables, fruits, low and fat-free dairy products, and whole grains; limiting intake of saturated fats, added sugars, and sodium; keeping trans fat intake as low as possible; and balancing caloric intake with calories burned to manage body weight.
According to the 2010 American College Health Survey less than 5% of college students consume the recommended 5 daily servings of fruits and vegetables, and 7 % do not consume ANY fruits and vegetables on a daily basis. The challenge for many college students is to find ways to maintain healthy eating habits while managing the very real demands of school, work, family and other obligations.
Visit the UHS College Health and Wellness Guide to learn more about healthy eating, including tips for planning, shopping and preparing food that is both healthy and tastes good. The Guide includes tools to help you to develop an individual healthy eating plan, and to educate yourself about many aspects of healthy eating.