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Student Nutrition Association Highlight

Monday, December 2, 2013

Author: 
Kelsey McCullough
Monday, December 2, 2013

Photo Credit: Micayla Gilligan

With over 250 clubs and organizations on campus, it can be overwhelming to find the perfect group to join. That is why this week I wanted to highlight SNA or the Student Nutrition Association.

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The Inside Scoop on Dessert

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Author: 
Mary Houghton
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

                                                          Grant Cochrane

Do you ever find yourself craving a little something sweet after dinner? Or lunch? Or even just because? If you answered yes, know that you are certainly not alone! In honor of national dessert month, its time to celebrate and appreciate our sweet tooth. People talk about how “bad” or “forbidden” dessert is when the reality is, dessert can be your friend, not your enemy. Yes, eating a brownie sundae with hot fudge and whipped cream every day may not be the most nutritious habit, but once in a while? Go right ahead! Everything is good in moderation!

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A Taste of Talent: UNH Gourmet Dinner

Friday, November 8, 2013

Author: 
Gabby Chesney
Friday, November 8, 2013

Food. We eat it everyday to keep ourselves alive and functioning. For most people however, food serves a much greater purpose. Meals serve as a gathering place for friends; recipes are a way to pass down traditions from generation to generation. Not to mention trying new dishes and foods is satisfying and good for the soul. While the dining hall has a lot of options, it can get boring eating at the same place multiple times a day for the whole year. So why not spice it up a bit, support UNH students and check out the upcoming Gourmet Dinner! 

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Fats Make You Fat, right?!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Author: 
Kelsey McCullough
Monday, November 4, 2013

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If there was one thing that I learned in Italy this summer, it is that all fats should NOT be treated equally. It is important to be able to recognize healthier fats and try to minimize certain less healthy fats in your diet. 

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Fall into Good Health with Seasonal Foods!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Author: 
Gabby Chesney
Friday, November 1, 2013

It’s official! Fall has arrived and with it comes a season full of beautiful changing leaves, fun holidays and my personal favorite… delicious foods! Here in New Hampshire there are all sorts of foods that are in season during fall. What’s even better is many of them are packed with nutrients!

Apples

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The Psychology of Eating

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Author: 
Gabby Chesney
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

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So often when we think about being “health” in the context of the foods we eat we consider the nutrients, calories and other nutrition-related information. One important area of health that is often overlooked is the Psychology of eating. While many people know what types of foods they should be eating to fuel the body and the mind, most people are unaware of why they eat the way they do. I recently had the opportunity to speak with author and expert on the psychology of eating, Karen R. Koenig LCSW, M. ED.

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Eating Concern Mentors and Fat Talk Free Week!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Author: 
Suzanne Hogan
Monday, October 14, 2013

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Eating Concerns Mentors (ECM) is a group based out of Health Services that provide support and mentor students who are struggling with body image issues and eating disorders. The mentors are trained and educated on eating concerns and helping peers regarding these issues. Mentors may often act as a bridge to the professional help students need. Mentors believe that eating disorders can happen to anyone and that there is no one universal cause. They also believe in health at every size and the non-diet approach.

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Diabetes Dilemma

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

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This past summer, I volunteered for a week at a summer camp for children with diabetes.The American Diabetes Association’s, Camp Carefree was geared toward bringing children with diabetes together and providing them with support from all over the country. The kids amazed me every single day with their knowledge and bravery. I knew nothing about how hard their daily lives were; I only knew what I had learned in classes at UNH.

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Chia: More than just a pet

Friday, September 6, 2013

Author: 
Mary Houghton
Friday, September 6, 2013

What exactly are chia seeds? They come from a desert plant called salvia hispanica, originated from Central America. Research finds that Chia seeds are a great source of omega - 3 fatty acid and also contains a surprising amount of fiber. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 1 ounce of chia seeds provides 10 grams of fiber. That's almost half of your suggested daily amount! Chia seeds also provide a good amount of easily digestible protein and minerals such as iron and calcium.

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Why Cadbury Chocolate Tastes Like Victory

Monday, August 5, 2013

Author: 
Courtney Eaton
Monday, August 5, 2013

When most people think of good chocolate they think of Belgium and Switzerland, but England should not be forgotten! England is home of Cadbury chocolate! The creamiest chocolate I have ever tasted. You know those little Cadbury eggs you get in your Easter basket? They’re so tasty! They are from England and here in England, Cadbury eggs are sold year round. It’s fantastic! Brits can all agree that there is no chocolate but Cadbury chocolate.

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