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Nutrition

USDA Announces New Guidelines to Improve School Nutrition

Monday, February 6, 2012

Author: 
Ann Steeves
Monday, February 6, 2012

The days of mystery meat sandwiches should soon be over, and replaced by healthier options throughout our nation’s school lunch program. This past Wednesday, January 25, the USDA, in partnership with First Lady Michelle Obama, announced new guidelines for healthier school meal programs.  This announcement came in coordination with the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act, signed in December 2010 by President Obama.

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Why Go Organic?

Friday, December 2, 2011

Friday, December 2, 2011

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For the health conscious student who does not have a meal plan, here is some information regarding where your purchased food comes from.

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Energy for your Brain?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Tuesday, November 29, 2011

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Recently I have noticed a campus-wide discussion examining the pros and cons of the sale of energy drinks on campus, specifically Red Bull. Why is it that students are so passionate about having energy drinks on campus? What are effects to the human body from energy drinks?

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Thanksgiving Meal Tips

Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

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So, you have been sticking to that nutrition plan and exercising every day.  Everything seems to be going your way until the second to last week in November comes around.  All of a sudden you throw that out the window with a feast of carbo-loading.  Thanksgiving is a time to return from college and finally enjoy home cooked food.  The last thing you want is someone telling you that you cannot enjoy the feast of Thanksgiving.  But if you could still eat the same and keep the same waist…. wouldn’t you?

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Benefits of Breakfast

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Author: 
Rebecca Lastra
Thursday, November 10, 2011

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Breakfast is often coined as the most important meal of the day and should help jump-start your day. Research shows that people who consume cereal for breakfast are more likely to consume more produce and whole grains throughout the day. However, not all cereals are created equal and some can be loaded with unwanted sugar.

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Where can we go for health knowledge?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Author: 
Healthy UNH
Tuesday, November 8, 2011

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Chocolate is the heart's best medicine? Dark not milk. Eat it everyday but don’t go overboard. Organic or not?

Sound familiar? These all too often restrictions we put on our chocolate consumption can get confusing. Some experts claim that certain types of chocolate can reduce our risk of heart disease but how much are we supposed to be eating? How can we be sure it won’t offset our fitness and diet regiment?

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Chocolate and your Heart

Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

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With Halloween right around the corner, the craving for chocolate may be a healthy one.  Researchers are now conducting studies between women and the effects of chocolate consumption.  They have found links between chocolate consumption and lowered blood pressure, reduced risk of heart disease, and in a  recent study, a lowered risk of stroke in women.  Read more

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Nutritional Knowledge

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

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Do you obsess about your body image? Is your day constantly preoccupied thinking about the food you may or may not have eaten? Are you an athlete and are you wondering what foods would best suit your athletic and academic schedule? Have you recently been to the doctor and been told that you have high cholesterol? Have you decided to become a vegan and are wondering how to go about eating the foods you wish to eat but still manage to get all of your daily nutrients?

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Coffee Confusion

Friday, October 7, 2011

Author: 
Rebecca Lastra
Friday, October 7, 2011

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Ever since I was young, I had the common assumption that “coffee stunts your growth” drilled into my head. As I got older, I watched my parents drink multiple cups of coffee before heading off to work and I eventually found myself relying on the drink either in the morning or pulling an all-nighter to study for an exam. With that being said, there has been a constant debate for decades if coffee is actually harmful to your health and Health Magazine tries to get to the bottom of it.

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Nature's Candy

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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Exams are fast approaching for many of us and because of that fact, we may not be getting to the gym as much as we would like to. Will missing a couple sessions at the gym hurt your overall health? Not a chance. However, why not help the body out during those long study sessions and instead of chowing down a bag of chips, or eating up a candy bar, have some fantastic tasting fruits!

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