Healthy Eating

Eating well helps you feel better. Even as a busy college student, it’s possible to make healthy choices at UB, from nutritious meals on campus, to healthy eating workshops and classes throughout the year.

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Tips for Healthy Eating

  • Plan ahead — think about where you’re going to be, and what you’ll be eating for the day
  • Try to avoid skipping meals
  • Consider fruits and vegetables for midday or late-night snacks
  • Be purposeful — try not to eat mindlessly as you’re studying or hanging out with friends
  • Make sure you’re drinking enough water

Meet With a Dietitian for Nutrition Counseling

Meet with UB’s registered dietitian to assess your current eating lifestyle and get individualized support for balanced eating habits. A registered dietitian provides education and individualized intervention through a collaborative relationship, and can offer individual nutrition counseling based on your diet and goals. We offer guidance on a range of topics including weight management, allergies and sensitivities, and other eating-related medical questions and concerns.

Get a Nutritional Assessment

Step 1. Complete the Food Record Form for Nutritional Assessments (Optional)

If you’re scheduling a nutritional assessment because you want to lose weight or achieve other wellness-related goals, please fill out the food record form and bring it to your meeting. Try to record everything you eat or drink immediately after you consume it. It is essential that you record three typical days, not just “good” days. The more detailed and honest you are, the more accurate your analysis may be. Food records are helpful but are not required; if you feel uncomfortable doing them or simply choose not to complete them, that’s OK.

Step 2. Make an Appointment for a Nutritional Assessment

Contact Health Promotion to schedule an appointment with the dietitian.

Eating Disorders

If you or someone you know has an eating disorder — including anorexia or bulimia — we have an Eating Disorders Team that can offer the counseling, medical care and nutritional support you need.

> Get help with an eating disorder

Opportunities to Learn About Healthy Eating

At UB, you can discover new foods, take a nutrition class, learn how to cook and join a community supported agriculture (CSA) program.

Upcoming Workshops

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Ongoing Events

Snacking Tuesdays are held in the Wellness Suite and across campus throughout the semester. Drop in and grab fresh fruit each week.

> Find Snacking Tuesday events

UBE 496 Food and Environment Class

Learn about the connection between food and climate change in this experiential class, which includes concepts of sustainable food and social justice.

Living on Campus?

Attend an upcoming workshop and event, and learn how to get the most out of the kitchen in your apartment or residence hall.

Need Help?

Health Promotion

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