Student Health Center

Nutrition

Proper nutrition is essential for good health, academic success and top physical performance. Contrary to popular belief, achieving proper nutrition is not difficult. The body needs a variety of nutrients (carbohydrates, lipids, macronutrients, micronutrients, proteins, and trace elements), including water to maintain energy for daily functions. Eating a varied diet of fruits, vegetables, grains, meats, and fat, provides the necessary nutrients for good health.

The Student Health Center staff can assist students in learning proper nutritional behaviors for a lifetime. Individual counseling sessions and group presentations on a variety of nutrition related subjects are available. If you have a medical condition that may affect your nutritional health please contact the Student Health Center for an appointment with our medical staff.

If you have nutrition related questions or concerns please contact Timothy Keady, Associate Director at 475-6926, e-mail: tckshc@rit.edu.

Following the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2000, from the United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Department of Health and Human Services, can simplify the selection of foods.

Nutritional Eating Tips

  • Eat when physically hungry
  • Stop when full
  • Balance foods, don't deprive yourself
  • Reduce distractions, eat slowly, enjoy the taste of the food
  • Snack on fruits and vegetables
  • Drink 8-12 glasses of water daily
  • Keep a journal to identify eating patterns
  • Exercise
  • Manage stress
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle

Remember, water is an essential and often overlooked component of good health and nutrition. The physiologic processes of digestion, absorption, and excretion rely on water. In the body water assists with biochemical reactions, body temperature regulation, and providing form and structure to cells. Life can not exist without water. Drink it!

  • Drink 8-12 glasses of water daily
  • Avoid caffeine - coffee, tea, cola, chocolate, Mountain Dew
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Limit drinks containing sugar


If you need accurate information on the appropriate foods to eat, weight management, eating disorders, dietary supplements, fast foods, weight gain, or other nutrition related questions, contact the SHC to meet with an experienced professional to get the real scoop on nutrition information.


Nutrition Websites:
www.nutrition.gov
www.nhlbi.nih.gov

 


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