Become a Better You: Prevent Diabetes
The goal of this program is for you to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes through excercise, healthy eating and weight loss.
You will learn the facts about healthy eating and exercise and how to apply them to you life, what your challenges are to being healthy and active and how to over come them, and how to maintain the long term support you need to stick with the change.
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Dining Services has developed menus to meet our diverse customers’ needs. To view menus and healthy choices for all the major eateries on campus visit us online. Our new nutrition program will feature nutritional data for menu items and provide valuable information on your selections.
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
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.
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.
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.
- 20 Worst Drinks in America 2010 – From “water” to “juice”, find out what beverages pose as one of the worst healthy-imposters by comparing sugar and carbohydrate content with junk foods. CAUTION: Some of it will surprise you.
- 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.
In "Nutrition: It's a Matter of Fact" experts have identified the following facts:
- Eating right doesn't have to be complicated. Use Super Tracker to develop a personalized plan for lifelong health.
- Balancing physical activity and a healthy diet is your best recipe for managing weight and promoting overall health and fitness.
- Look at the big picture: No single food or meal makes or breaks a healthy diet. Your total diet is the most important focus for healthy eating.
- Read food labels to get nutrition facts that help you make smart food choices quickly and easily.
RIT Farmers' Market- The market is held for seven consecutive weeks and offers a wide selection of locally grown fruits and vegetables.
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.
- RIT Proclamation 2009
- RIT Proclamation 2010
- RIT Proclamation 2011
- RIT Proclamation 2012
- RIT Proclamation 2013
- Community Garden, Good Food Collective, Farmers’ Markets, and Gardening Classes