- Be colorful. Seek out vegetables and fruits of all hues to maximize their nutritional value.
- Embrace the snack. Healthy snacks keep you focused, energized, and less likely to overeat at meals. Some good choices are popcorn, nuts, fruit, bars, yogurt, and instant oatmeal.
- Eat for the right reasons. Eat when you are hungry and not because you are sleepy, stressed, or homesick. Take a walk, drink tea, or listen to your favorite music instead.
- Eat your vitamins. Most nutrition experts agree the best way to get the vitamins and minerals is via food! Getting nutrients is crucial since lack of sleep, stress, and close contact with other people can be a recipe for illness.
- Rethink Your Drink. Water is the best choice: It's calorie-free and provides everything the body needs - restores fluids lost through metabolism, breathing, sweating, and removes waste. There are many hydration stations around campus where you can fill up.
- Get savvy with the microwave. Master some quick and easy recipes for cooking in a room. A couple of simple ingredients, a mini-fridge, and a microwave and you’ve got the potential for quesadillas, mini-omelets, baked potatoes, beans-and-rice, and tuna melts.
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