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Nutrition Services Articles

These articles are designed to assist you in your nutritional goals. They do not substitute for medical advice from your health care provider.

Nutrition Articles

From the Nutritionist

  • Got Dairy?
    Although many people think milk is only important for kids, the nutrients found in dairy foods are important throughout the life cycle.
  • Healthy Eating Habits Fall 2017
    Welcome (back) to SUNY Cortland! Whether you are a student, faculty or staff member, you might find the transition to a new school year to be very busy – and when things are busy, it’s easy to forget to take care of your body with things like exercise, sleep, and good nutrition.
  • Eat Well Under Stress
    Skipping meals, eating junk food and loading up on caffeine may be habits you resort to when life is busy, but they won’t give you the best fuel to get through the day.
  • Vegetables
    Most of us probably remember being told by a parent or caregiver to eat our vegetables. And they were right: we should eat our vegetables, and lots of them.
  • Whole Grain Goodness
    Some grains have been shown to provide a number of health benefits. But, it’s important to choose wisely.
  • Choose MyPlate
    The right mix of foods can help you be healthier now and in the future. Learn how to use your plate as a guide to a balanced diet.
  • Foods for Less Stress
    Life is busy and it’s easy to feel stressed out. Your food choices can help decrease the amount of stress you feel.
  • Diabetes Awareness
    One out of four people who have diabetes don’t even know they have it, and 9 out of 10 people with pre-diabetes don’t know they have that.
  • Scary Nutrition Myths
    October a great time to shed light on some “scary” nutrition myths — things people believe about nutrition that just aren’t true.
  • Plant-Based Diets
    Since October is Vegetarian Awareness Month, it is a great time to learn about the range of plant-based diets and whether one could work for you.
  • Healthy Choices in Grab and Go
    If you find yourself needing to grab some food and go, try to make it as nutritious as possible. ASC has healthy choices for you in our Grab-and-Go areas.
  • The Facts About Gluten
    While it’s true that some people must avoid gluten, there is a lot of misinformation surrounding the topic and many people avoid gluten unnecessarily.
  • Welcome (Back) to SUNY Cortland
    Whether you're new to Cortland or have been around for years, you may not be aware of all the resources ASC has available to help you be healthy.
  • Stress Less!
    PAWS for Stress Relief activities, like spending time with animals, doing crafts and getting a massage, can be very helpful in decreasing stress. However, eating habits can have a major effect as well.
  • Earth-Friendly Eating
    While it’s common knowledge that using less paper and turning off lights is good for the Earth, not everyone understands the link between food and the environment.
  • New Dietary Guidelines
    The recently updated Dietary Guidelines for Americans recognize that healthy eating patterns are adaptable and can be tailored based on personal, cultural, and traditional preferences.
  • Finding Balance
    Finding the balance between work and fun or relaxing activities is important so you can avoid stress and burnout.
  • Smoothie Nutrition
    There are many benefits to consuming smoothies, but there are some important things to keep in mind when choosing one.
  • New Semester Resolutions
    While resolutions can be made about anything a person wants to improve, some of the most common ones involve eating.
  • Optimize Your Energy Levels During Finals
    All too often, people put their health on the back burner when they feel like they don’t have time to take care of themselves. Try these tips to optimize your energy level.
  • Sleep and Nutrition
    Most people know that nutrition and exercise go hand-in-hand when it comes to good health. But many don’t realize that nutrition also goes hand-in-hand with sleep: your sleep habits can make an impact on your eating habits, and vice versa....
  • Following the Dietary Guidelines Part 3: Limit Sugar Intake
    Americans like sugar. And we like it a lot. The average American adult consumes 22 teaspoons of added sugar per day...
  • Following the Dietary Guidelines Part 2: Choose Whole Grains More Often
    Food and nutrition trends come and go. At any given time, a number of drastically different diets are promoted as being the healthiest...
  • Following the Dietary Guidelines Part 1: Eat More Fruits and Vegetables
    Much of the nutrition information out there ranges from misleading to completely false. It’s important to know where to turn for solid advice about healthy eating.
  • How To Eat Well in College
    Are you overwhelmed by the choices in the dining halls? Find out how to eat well...
  • Foods for Less Stress
    The last thing stressed people think about is healthy eating, but food choices can actually help to decrease the amount of stress you feel.
  • Eat More Fruits and Veggies
    Spring is finally here, and that makes it a great time to focus on eating more fruits and vegetables.
  • National Nutrition Month 2015
    March is National Nutrition Month®! The 2015 National Nutrition Month® campaign by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle.”
  • National Nutrition Month 2015— Tips of the Day
  • Have a Safe Spring Break
    Good nutrition can help you have a better vacation – during Spring Break or any time of year.
  • March to the Beat of Your Own Drum
    Body Appreciation Week 2015 is a time to focus attention away from weight, shape and size, and instead focus on the inner qualities that make each one of us unique.
  • Healthy Eating On Campus
    Your entire body (including your brain!) works best when you take care of it with the right balance of rest, physical activity, and proper fuel.
  • Feed Your Brain
    When things are busy, it can be difficult to keep up with healthy habits, but this is the time when those healthy habits are more important than ever!
  • Making Healthy Choices Easier
    Knowing what you should eat is just one part of the picture. Knowing the facts about what you do eat is another.
  • Whats on Your Plate?
    The USDA’s MyPlate symbol can show you a simple way to make healthy choices each day.
  • Think About Adding Plants to Your Plate
    Even if you never cross the line into vegetarian territory, consider making your diet more plant-based.
  • Gluten and Celiac Disease
    While it’s true that some people must avoid gluten, there is a lot of misinformation surrounding this topic.
  • Welcome Back!
    Fall is a busy time, and a healthful diet can give you the fuel you need to get everything done. Don’t worry, ASC is here to help!
  • Eating Right at the End of the Semester
    Skipping meals, eating junk food and loading up on caffeine may be habits you resort to when life is busy, but they won’t give you the best fuel to get through the day.
  • Sustainable Diet
    Choices that are good for the Earth are often good for your health too.
  • Cancer Control Month 2014
    While there are certain aspects of cancer risk that we can’t control, a large percentage of cancer-related deaths are directly linked to lifestyle choices.
  • March is National Nutrition Month (2014)
    The 2014 campaign encourages everyone to "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right."
  • The Pieces of Your Puzzle
    What are the talents, interests, and unique characteristics that make you an individual? Consider taking some time to think about the pieces of your puzzle.
  • Eating Right During Cold Season
    The right nutrition and lifestyle habits may reduce your chances of getting a cold or flu.

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