College doesn’t have to be about gaining the freshmen 15. In fact, now is the time to form healthy habits about portion sizes, snacking, weight management and eating on a budget.
Fortunately for you, Truman is rich with resources to help you with your nutrition needs. Whether it’s checking out the weekly menu’s for on-campus dining or making wise decisions when you’re exploring Kirksville’s cuisine.
- Have a meal plan? You can easily calculate your nutrition count for the day by using Sodexo’s Nutrition Information.
- Try utilizing the daily/weekly menu to plan what you are going to eat before you head to the dining hall. This may help you to only eat what you need and not be tempted by less healthy choices as well as keep track of your nutrition facts for the day.
- At every meal, half of your plate should be fruits and vegetables
- Most people only need 6-8 oz equivalents of grains everyday
- 1 regular slice of bread = 1 oz equivalent
- 1 cup of rice or pasta = 2 oz equivalents
- Half of all grains consumed should be whole grains
- Most people only need 5-6 oz equivalents of proteins everyday
- 1 small chicken breast = 3 oz equivalents
- 1 small hamburger = 3 oz equivalents
- 3 egg whites = 2 oz equivalents
- Most people need 3 cups of dairy products everyday which includes things like
- 1 cup of milk
- 8 oz of yogurt
- 1/3 cup of shredded cheese
Portion Vs. Serving
- Portion is the amount of a food that you choose to eat
- Serving is the recommended amount of food you should consume
- Using smaller dishes can help you to select a more appropriate portion size