Eating Healthy

Many college students find that it is difficult to eat healthy. Time and money can be an issue, as well as being overwhelmed by the array of choices at the dining hall and on-campus restaurants. The following websites can help you learn about having a healthier lifestyle and how to make the best choices with the resources you have.

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) updated the food pyramid, now called MyPyramid. The website has a lot of tools, from a detailed look at the food groups and recommended daily servings, to a program that allows you to track what you eat and plan meals.
  • An alternative to the USDA's food pyramid, the Healthy Eating Pyramid was developed by the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health.
  • The USDA also provides,, which offers a range of information related to health and nutrition, including specific tips and tools for individual preferences.
  • The American Dietetic Association has developed, which provides information about nutrition and health, in addition to articles from scientific journals and research about nutrition. You can also find registered dieticians who provide reliable, objective nutrition information.
  • The WebMD Portion Size Plate gives you easy-to-understand guidelines to help you avoid some common portion-size pitfalls.
  • Ten eating tips for busy college students
  • What is a standard drink?
  • Visit our Nutrition & Healthy Eating resources online for more information.

Jul 16, 2013
Student Health Services at Radford University