Eat Smart with Fruits and Vegetables

Eating fruits and vegetables is an easy and delicious way to improve your health. To reduce your risk of cancer, the American Cancer Society recommends five or more servings of fruits and vegetables—along with other foods from plant sources, such as breads, cereals, grains, pasta, and rice—each day.

Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables is the best way to get the beneficial vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants and phytochemicals in food that help prevent disease, give you energy, and help you feel great. Make your favorite fruits and vegetables more than a garnish—make them the center of a great meal!

Healthy Eating on Campus

Make sure to keep extra fruits and veggies in your room or apartment, you should eat at least five servings of these each day.Keep well hydrated by drinking at least four 16 oz. bottles of water each day, more if you are very physically active. Be conscious of serving sizes, typically a protein serving size is about the size of a deck of playing cards.

Most importantly, try and eat well balanced meals and snacks. Keep snacks in you room or apartment, such as: Yogurt, fruits, cut-up veggies, granola/breakfast bars, pretzels, rice cakes, popcorn, juice, frozen juice bars, low fat milk, crackers and cheese, whole grain cereals.

Wellness Resources

Student Nutrition Guide
Calculate Your Body Mass Index
Online Dietitian
USDA Website
American Diabetes Association
American Cancer Society