Healthy Eating

Even as a busy college student, it’s possible to eat well. With nutritious on-campus meals, cooking workshops, and more—we’re here to help you feel your best.

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Tips for Eating Well

  • Plan ahead — avoid skipping meals, and bring food with you if you need to
  • Add fruits and vegetables — they add color, crunch and flavor along with nutrients
  • Eating mindfully — food tastes better when you don't multi-task (AJCN, 2013)
  • Hydrate often — carry a water bottle and use refill stations

Meet With a Dietitian for Nutrition Counseling

Meet with UB’s registered dietitian to assess your current lifestyle and get individual nutrition counseling. We offer guidance on nutrition-related medical concerns, as well as provide support regarding eating on campus, body image, saving money on food and more. We promote a non-diet approach to eating that supports self-esteem and body acceptance. We seek to encourage eating well and enjoying an active lifestyle.

Get a Nutritional Assessment

Step 1. Complete the Nutrition Self- Assessment and Food Log Forms (Recommended)

If you’re scheduling an assessment, please fill out the Nutrition Self-Assessment and Three-Day Food Log forms and bring them 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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114 Student Union, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-2837; Fax: (716) 645-6234