Nutrition

Current Initiatives

Dining Weight Watchers at Work Program – Enjoy the benefits of the Weight Watchers program right here at RIT.

Registered Dietitian services available through the Better Me Fitness program. Please email betterme@rit.edu for further information.

Good Food Collective - Want to eat healthier and help out the local farmers who practice organic farming? Join the Good Food Collective CSA (Community Supported Agriculture).  For more information email Chris Hartman

RIT Community Garden – A group of RIT employees and students established and maintain a community garden on the campus grounds. The harvest of the community garden is shared by its members. All employees, students, alumni, and retirees of RIT are welcome to join.

 

Eating Healthy On Campus

Trying to eat Healthy on campus? Check out the links below with some great suggestions!

- HealthIER Options Salsaritas

- HealthIER Options Crossroads

- Healthier Options Gracies

 

Smart Nutrition- RIT Dining Services

Smart Nutrition is RIT Dining Services’ comprehensive nutrition program to educate and assist the RIT community with eating well on campus. The growing program provides RIT members helpful information and resources including NetNutrition, an online tool to determine nutritional information, custom nutritional labeling, Smart Seal identifiers, nutritional counseling, Smart Nutrition 101 food and cooking demonstrations, and information on food options for those with special dietary restrictions/preferences and food allergens. For more information, visit the Smart Nutrition website.

 

Eating Healthy at Home

Want some healthy recipes for every day living? Check out the links below:

Sundried Tomato Hummus

Sweet and Sour Seashells

Tropical Fruit Yogurt Smoothie

Vegetarian Kabob

Lemony Chicken

Yellow Lentils with Spinach

  

Nutrition Helpful Links

  • Meeting Well - Offer healthy food options at departmental meetings or retreats.
  • ChooseMyPlate.gov - ChooseMyPlate offers personalized eating plans and interactive tools to help you plan and assess your food choices based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - A healthy tip of the day, nutrition for children, adults, older adults and answers to common food questions.
  • Eat Smart: Take Action at Work - Not sure what to eat at work? Don’t fall into the temptation of those tantalizing menu items. Use the following link to guide your decisions that will set you on your way to a healthier lifestyle and even increase your productivity at work.
  • Healthy Dining Finder - From fast food to fine dining, find local restaurants that offer healthy options.
  • Healthy Eats – The Food Network offers fresh recipes and nutrition information through their daily blog.
  • The Stop & Go Fast Food Nutrition Guide – This guide is a quick reference for eating on the run.
  • Weight-Loss Challenge Calorie Counter – With this Excel spreadsheet, you can track your daily caloric, carbohydrate, protein, and fat intake along with calories burned through exercise to calculate your calorie balance.
  • 31 Things to do With Confusing CSA Vegetables:
  • Eating right doesn't have to be complicated. Use Super Tracker to develop a personalized plan for lifelong health.

 

Past Events

Eat Well. Live Well. Challenge - Eight-week competitive program designed to encourage participants to track their number of steps and fruit and vegetable consumption on a daily basis.

National Nutrition Month - The American Dietetic Association urges consumers to look beyond the myths of nutrition and focus on the facts.