Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 Series

The Dietary Guidelines have recently come out with their newest edition and will be in effect until 2020. The purpose of these guidelines is to keep health policies and programs, such as the National School Lunch Program, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, the Older Americans Act Nutrition Services programs, and…

WELCOME BACK!

Hope everyone has a had a great week back (even if this weather is going crazy). We are going to have great spring semester posting and informing you all about having a healthier life!!

Keep Your Head During Finals

Keep Your Head During Finals The semester is coming to a close, the weather is getting colder, and finals season is about to be underway. Finals week can be the worse stress a student endures the entire semester. Studying, outlining, memorizing a semester worth of information for multiple classes can make anyone want to claw…

Hydrate to Dominate!

Warmer weather is approaching, and it is important that we keep hydrated. Water is the best way to do that. Did you know that drinking water at specific times during your day can contribute to your health in ways other than hydration? For example, drinking two glasses after waking up can activate your internal organs,…

MyPlate and SuperTracker

Hi, everyone! I’d like to talk about some great tools and resources to help you with your health and wellness goals. They are called MyPlate and SuperTracker, both created by the USDA to help Americans achieve a healthy lifestyle. What is MyPlate? “MyPlate is a new generation icon with the intent to prompt consumers to…

New Dining Service Icons

Hello, MSU! Dining Services is proud to present new icons that will soon be on display, both online and in the T-Room. These icons were created to help our students identify food items that fit their dietary needs and their lifestyle. Be on the lookout! They will make your food selections easier. They are as…

Increase Your Energy by Eating!

With finals upon us and the daylight shortening, we can all admit that we feel our energy levels lagging a bit. Instead of drinking large amounts of coffee, energy drinks, or soda, try adjusting your eating habits to give yourself a more natural boost. Wean yourself off of the caffeinated beverages. Many of these drinks…

Study Workout

We have reached the daily grind of classes, homework, repeat. I am sure that the homework load is starting to pick up for you, and that means a lot of your time will be spent studying. If you are like me, I get antsy when I have to sit for prolonged periods of time. While…

Healthy Baking Substitutions

Perhaps it’s the crisp fall air, or the smell of pumpkin spice near every coffee shop, or maybe even the changing colors of nature, but something about this time of year really makes me want to start baking like Betty Crocker. It’s an inevitable urge that comes mid-October and lasts throughout the holidays, where I…

Candy Cravings

Halloween is creeping up on us again. When you go to the grocery store, everywhere you turn will be a stand of assorted candy…sold in bulk! If you’re like me, I develop a huge sweet tooth during this time of year that goes perfectly with the added emphasis on treats. Don’t deny yourself something sweet,…