Fall 2019

H2O: What to Know | September 30, 2019

Water is one of the body’s most essential nutrients. You cannot survive long without it. Continue reading below to drink up the necessary knowledge you need to…Continue to read.

 

What’s the Buzz: Caffeine Control | September 23, 2019

Many students rely on extra “motivation” from our good friend caffeine to get through the day. In moderation, caffeine can temporarily boost physical and cognitive abilities. However, excessive consumption…Continue to read.

 

Donut Worry, Be Happy! | September 16, 2019

Do you find it difficult telling yourself you do-nut need that donut or slice of cake? Eating large quantities of sugary desserts on a daily basis may curb your craving but …Continue to read.

 

Get a 4.0 in Eating 101 | September 9, 2019

Will the year ahead be a nutritional success or a dietary failure? The choices you make in the dining halls can be the determining factor. Rutgers Dining Services provides…Continue to read.

 

Fight the Freshman Fifteen | September 2, 2019

Incoming college students may be fearful of gaining the rumored “freshman 15”, but what they may not know is that the “freshman 15” is actually a myth. Research conducted at Rutgers University found…Continue to read.

Shake It Up | October 28th, 2019

Accurately judging how much sodium you consume when eating in the dining hall can be difficult. Though the nutrition facts are available…Continue to read.

 

Sugar, Spice, & Everything Nice | October 21st, 2019

Flu season is here, and we want to give our best defense to combat any illnesses that may arise. No one wants to have to focus on tissues and thermometers when exams and assignments are looming. Getting sick is not…Continue to read.

 

The Planetary Diet | October 14th, 2019

Extra! Extra! Global warming is a hot topic these days. While maintaining environmental sustainability is important, another concern is the ability to…Continue to read.

 

No Grain, No Gain | October 7th, 2019

Whether you are an elite athlete or a Werblin weekend warrior, properly fueling up before, during, and after exercise can be crucial to feeling and performing your best. Carbohydrates are king when it comes to…Continue to read.

How About Hummus?  | November 25th, 2019

Have you heard the hummus hype? A staple of Middle Eastern cuisine, hummus is typically a combination of cooked ground chickpeas, olive oil, lemon juice, tahini (sesame seed paste), salt and garlic. This tan-colored spread may not…Continue to read.

 

What’s the Tea?  | November 18th, 2019

Steep on this: Tea originated in China over 5000 years ago and has been associated with health claims such as reduced risk of heart disease, digestive support, and stress relief. The dining halls carry a range of…Continue to read.

 

I Bread to Differ | November 11th, 2019

Not all bread is created equal. With so many varieties out there, it can be hard to know which bread is best. One of the most notable…Continue to read. 

 

A Focus on (Healthy) Fats | November 4th, 2019

Here’s a fact on fats: not all fat is bad for you. The fat in the foods you eat provide energy for your body and support many of its functions. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines recommend …Continue to read.

Spring 2019

A+ Musts  | May 6, 2019

RU stressed out about finals? Those end-of-semester jitters can lead to mindless munching during sleepless study sessions. Studies show that students have a higher tendency to…Continue to read.

Let’s Toss this Salad  | Apr. 29, 2019

If salads only make you think of Bugs Bunny and Popeye, then you are doing salads wrong. In reality, salads are what we make of them. Whether you like…Continue to read.

 

It’s…Soy Boy!  | Apr. 22, 2019

A villain, or a hero? Soy has been in and out of the nutrition spotlight as an alternative source of protein.  It has many health benefits, and contrary to popular belief…Continue to read.

 

Dear HDT  | Apr. 15, 2019

A new edition of Dear HDT has arrived! You have questions; we have answers. Dear HDT, a few of my friends have gone on a gluten-free diet, is this something I should try?…Continue to read.

 

Tomayto, Tomahto  | Apr. 8, 2019

Whichever way you choose to pronounce it, we can all agree that tomatoes are nutritious and delicious. Can you believe that this plant from the nightshade family was once avoided…Continue to read.

 

April Fools – Dispelling Nutrition Myths  | Apr. 1, 2019

Just because it’s April Fool’s Day does not mean that you should be fooled by popular nutrition myths that take the Internet by storm. From biased Netflix documentaries to misinformed…Continue to read.

Ancient Grains in a Modern World  | Mar. 25, 2019

Long ago, whole grains lived with us together in harmony. Then, everything changed when refined grain products attacked. Only ancient grains, which introduce new varieties for…Continue to read.

 

Body Positivity | Mar. 11, 2019

When your Instagram feed is full of photo-shopped and airbrushed celebrities and models, it can be easyto develop a skewed perspective on what a “healthy” body looks like. Body image relates to…Continue to read.

 

The Fortification Clarification | Mar. 4, 2019

Most of us consume an adequate amount of nutrients when we eat a balanced diet of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and lean protein. However, certain populations may be more susceptible to…Continue to read.

The Inflammation Correlation | Feb. 25, 2019

Whether you are suffering from a sprained ankle, a nagging cold, or even stress, we have all experienced inflammation– the body’s natural immune response to…Continue to read.

 

Plants Can Be Protein Too | Feb. 18, 2019

Tired of always eating chicken as your main protein source? At your next meal, consider swapping it for nutritious plant-based sources of protein to add variety to your diet. More than 50% of Americans…Continue to read.

 

End the Potion Distortion | Feb. 11, 2019

Is bigger really better? In the past few years, the size of dinner plates, muffin tins, and cup holders have gotten larger to accommodate the larger portions Americans are consuming…Continue to read.

 

G.I. Tract: A True Digestive Hero | Feb. 4, 2019

Much like G.I. Joe, your gastrointestinal (G.I.) system is a hero – it allows your body to absorb nutrients and maintain health. While the intestines are a well-known part…Continue to read.

The B Vitamin Family | Jan. 28, 2019

We often strive for A’s, but B’s are important too. Meet the B Vitamin family, where every member contributes in its own special way to provide your body with essential nutrients for…Continue to read.

 

 

Winter is Coming | Jan. 21, 2019

Raise your sword and fight off viruses this flu season with nutritious foods! While you may not be able to fully prevent a virus attack, research suggests that…Continue to read.

Fall 2018

A+ Musts | Dec. 10, 2018

RU stressed out about finals? Those end-of-semester jitters can lead to mindless munching during sleepless study sessions. Studies show that students have a higher tendency to overeat…Continue to read.

Beauty and the Feast  | Nov. 26, 2018

Healthy foods can have amazing benefits that may also be the key to some of the best kept beauty secrets. With a plethora of different chemicals added to beauty products, trying to make sense of all the ingredients….Continue to read.

 

The Power of Cranberries | Nov. 19, 2018

Cranberries may be small, but they certainly pack a powerful punch of nutrition! A quarter cup of dried cranberries contains 100 calories and 2 grams of fiber. Current research shows…Continue to read.

 

Swipe Right on Potassium | Nov. 5, 2018

Did you know that it is recommended to get 4,700 mg of me (Potassium) everyday?…Continue to read.

Nutrition Knowledge: Crossword Chaos | Oct. 29, 2018

Looking for something to pass the time while you wait for your next class? Test your knowledge by completing the second edition of our nutrition newsletter…Continue to read.

 

We are Rooting for You | Oct. 22, 2018

Root vegetables may grow underground, but they should not be underrated as an important part of a balanced diet. These vegetables consist of a variety of nutrients, but why should we…Continue to read.

 

Ghosting Gluten? Guess Again | Oct. 15, 2018

Recently, many college students in the United States have made the decision to follow a gluten-free diet. Is this diet a matter of medical necessity or just another glorified dietary fad?…Continue to read.

 

Food for Thought | Oct. 8, 2018

Mindfulness is usually associated with meditation or yoga, but what about the dining hall table? Mindful eating is an approach that helps us…Continue to read.

 

The Snack Track | Oct. 1, 2018

Did you eat breakfast this morning, only to find yourself hungry before lunchtime? Did you make time to eat lunch, but find your stomach growling…Continue to read.

Mediterranean Style | Sept. 24, 2018

You have heard of vegetarianism and veganism, but what about their lesser-known cousin, the Mediterranean diet? Many people think that the Mediterranean diet is a specific dietary plan, but…Continue to read.

 

 

High Fructose Corn Syrup | Sept. 17, 2018

We have noticed it on food labels, heard about it in the news, and even seen commercials promoting or criticizing this mystery sweetener…Continue to read.

 

 

Fight the Freshman Fifteen…and Win! | Sept. 10, 2018

Incoming college students may be fearful of gaining the rumored “freshman 15”, but did you know that the “freshman 15” is actually a myth?…Continue to read.

 

 

How to Get a 4.0 in Eating 101 | Sept. 3, 2018

Will the year ahead be a nutritional success or a dietary failure? The choices you make in the dining halls can be the determining factor…Continue to read.

Spring 2018

Fighting’ Off Food Waste | Apr. 16, 2018

As you pile your plate with the dining hall’s daily goodies, you are probably not considering what food you may end up wasting. There are many things you can start doing…Continue to read.

 

Need A Wake-Up Call? | Apr. 9, 2018

It’s 2:30pm on a Tuesday afternoon; you’re only one hour into your three-hour lecture. You are battling your eyelids and your eyelids are winning…Continue to read

 

The Panini Express | Apr. 2, 2018

Another day, another ham and cheese sandwich on white bread. Hop off the same ole’ sandwich train and onto the Panini Express to…Continue to read.

Dear HDT,  | Mar. 26, 2018

A new edition of Dear HDT has arrived! You have questions; we have answers….Continue to read.

 

Work Out Your Daily Routine | Mar. 19, 2018

Do you feel as though you can’t reach your desired fitness goals despite eating well? While eating nutritious foods and practicing moderation is important…Continue to read.

 

National Nutrition Month | Mar. 5, 2018

Celebrate National Nutrition Month by Going Further with Food…Continue to read.

Time to Spill the Beans | Feb. 26, 2018

Beans often fly under the radar when we plan our meals, but there is a reason behind the saying“cool beans.” With the rise of plant forward initiatives…Continue to read.

 

Know Your Nutrients | Feb. 19, 2018

At one point in time you may have heard of the word “macronutrients”, but have you ever really understood how macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins and fats) work in your body? Contrary to popular fad diets…Continue to read.

 

Chocolate: Love found in a heart-shaped box | Feb. 12, 2018

Imagine… You head to the dining hall, you swipe in, and just before you hit food nirvana, a group of students in black shirts and shiny white nametags beckon you to play their game. You think to yourself…Continue to read.

 

Nutty Nutrition | Feb. 5, 2018

If you aren’t nuts over your routine dining hall meals, look to nuts and seeds to give that extra crunch and creativity to your usual dishes. Nuts and seeds are high in…Continue to read.

The “Sunshine Vitamin | Jan. 29, 2018

When the weather outside is frightful, but the sun feels so delightful-there is a reason why, and it goes skin deep. Summer or winter, rain but mostly shine, the UV rays from the…Continue to read.

 

Who is the HDT? | Jan. 22, 2018

Imagine… You head to the dining hall, you swipe in, and just before you hit food nirvana, a group of students in black shirts and shiny white nametags beckon you to play their game. You think to yourself…Continue to read.

 

Smart Swipes | Jan. 16, 2018

Having a meal plan on campus is a wonderful convenience. Simple swipe your student ID and gain instant access to a variety of foods.However, how can you be sure you are…Continue to read.

Fall 2017

The Helping Hand | Dec. 4, 2017

Your eyes are like a pelican – they can eat more than your belly can. Even though the food in the dining halls is “all you care to eat,” do not make it all you CAN eat. Portion control is….Continue to read.

Build-a-Bowl | Nov. 27, 2017

Does your normal dinner plate seem a little flat? Fear not, the Healthy Dining Team is here to help you lift up your plate into an Instagram-able creation. Whether it be….Continue to read.

 

The “Sunshine” Vitamin | Nov. 20, 2017

The weather outside is frightful, but the sun feels so delightful-there is a reason why, and it goes skin deep. Summer or winter, rain but mostly shine, the UV rays from the sun…Continue to read.

 

Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice | Nov. 13, 2017

Everyone has felt snotty at the worst times, and no one wants to sit next to the person blowing their nose in class. Getting sick is not uncommon for college students, and even though….Continue to read.

 

Espress’ Yo-self | Nov. 6, 2017

Let’s be honest, the average “cup of joe” just doesn’t cut it anymore. Specialty coffees like lattes, macchiato, and cold brews are taking the world by storm. One thing people may….Continue to read.

Happy Halloween | Oct. 30, 2017

Halloween is a time for scary movies, costume parties, haunted houses, and of course, candy. For those who celebrate this haunting holiday….Continue to read.

 

Stairway to Health | Oct. 23, 2017

Being a college student comes with a hectic schedule and a long list of responsibilities. Keeping your health in check may not be as important to you as….Continue to read.

 

Smooth(ie) Operator | Oct. 16, 2017

If you find yourself pressed for time in the morning, grab a blended beverage for breakfast to be juiced in time for your morning class. Smoothies and fresh juices…Continue to read.

 

Nutrition Knowledge: Crossword Chaos | Oct. 9, 2017

Hey you… Yes, YOU. If you are reading this, you are either a lover of all things HDT or looking to kill time in the dining hall between your classes. Instead of scrolling through the …Continue to read.

 

Let’s Get Saucy | Oct. 2, 2017

Although it may add flavor at the time, there is such a thing as too much sauce. Let’s be honest; Hidden Valley® Ranch should stay hidden. Many salad dressings and condiments…Continue to read.

 Have you Heard? | Sept. 25, 2017

Extra! Extra! This weeks’ edition of Have you Heard may lead to a sandwich drop and head spinning episode. Rutgers Dining Services has a few surprises up their sleeve …Continue to read.

 

Need a Wake-Up Call? | Sept. 18, 2017

It’s 2:30pm on a Tuesday afternoon; you’re only one hour into your three-hour lecture. You are battling your eyelids and your eyelids are winning. How can you fight the …Continue to read.

 

Fight the Fifteen…and Win! | Sept. 11, 2017

Incoming college students are often haunted by the rumored “freshman 15”, but did you know the “freshman 15” is, in fact, a myth? Research conducted at Rutgers University found that…Continue to read.

 

How to get a 4.0 in Eating 101 | Sept. 4, 2017

Will the year ahead be a nutritional success or a dietary failure? The choices you make in the dining halls can be the determining factor which is why the Healthy Dining team is here to help. Here are some Eating 101 G.P.A. boosters…Continue to read.