An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. And prevention starts with education. Take the time to learn about some of the most pressing health issues for college students.
One of the biggest adjustments you will make in college is learning how to maintain a healthy diet. The keys are balance, flexibility and variety. You don’t need to eat a nutritionally perfect meal every day or avoid all high-fat or high-salt foods. For example, if you eat a fast-food meal for lunch, which may be high in fat and salt, then choose low-fat, low-salt foods for dinner. Just remember to cover all of your nutrition bases by choosing a variety of foods every day. Also, don’t punish yourself for less nutritious choices — make up for missing foods by including them later in the day or the next day. These tips will help you to eat well this year.
A complete nutritional analysis of entrees is available upon your request through your school’s dining services.
While you may be choosing healthy foods each day, it’s also important to pay attention to the amount of food you eat. The portion you eat can be as essential to good health as the types of food you choose. To learn more about serving sizes and portion control, visit www.MyPyramid.gov.
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