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Wellness & Nutrition Blog

Wellness & Nutrition Blog

Follow along with Campus Recreation's Wellness staff as we present on current wellness topics.

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Food Insecurity on College Campuses: From Ramen to Resources

Monday, January 23, 2023
Carly Hillburn, Dietetic Intern, 2019-2020

Sometimes knowing where your next meal is coming from can be a worry. In this blog post, we discuss various strategies and resources to help with food insecurities.

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Eating Well on a Budget

Monday, January 16, 2023

Eating well on a budget doesn't have to be difficult. We have some tips and tricks to help.

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Eat the Rainbow: The Benefits of Eating a Variety of Fruits and Vegetables

Monday, January 9, 2023
Carly Hillburn, Dietetic Intern, 2019-2020

When we were children, we were probably encouraged to eat more fruits and vegetables to “grow up to be big and strong.” Let’s take a close look to see what benefits they really have for our bodies.

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Build a Better Breakfast

Monday, January 2, 2023

Does your breakfast routine leave you feeling hungry and in a slump before lunch? Here are some helpful steps to build a breakfast that will keep you full and energized!

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Navigating Diet Talk this Holiday Season

Monday, November 21, 2022

Do the statements below look familiar? For many, the holidays can be stressful due to negative diet or body image talk at the dinner table. See below for strategies to steer conversations away from negative diet talk!

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Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Friday, August 26, 2022
Peyton Millard, 2021 Dietetic Intern

Inflammation is a sign that the immune system is fighting an infection, illness, or injury that could be due to germs, wounds, allergens, or other causes. When we think about signs of inflammation, we typically think of redness, swelling, and pain, but sometimes inflammation can also occur on the inside of our bodies. This means that signs of inflammation are not always obvious from the outside.

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The Basics of Mindful Eating

The Basics of Mindful Eating

Friday, August 19, 2022
Rachel Maloy, 2020-21 Dietetic Intern

We've all experienced it: a stressful day at work or school that leads you to crave your favorite comfort food (for me, that's definitely dark chocolate). It's days like these, where I find myself stress-easting, that I have to remind myself to eat mindfully – an exercise in mindfulness that can help improve our relationships with food.

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Breaking Down Detox Diets

Breaking Down Detox Diets

Friday, August 12, 2022
Sydney Wells, 2020-21 Dietetic Intern

Leave spring cleaning for your home! Our bodies are constantly working to rid themselves of toxins and specific organs have the function of efficiently excreting any waste or buildup. The truth behind what detox diets are, why they don't work, and what you can actually do to benefit your body's health.

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Intuitive Eating

Monday, July 25, 2022
Tori Stengel, Dietetic Intern 2021

What is intuitive eating? How does it work? Follow along as we break down this thoughtful way of eating.

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Grocery Shopping on a Budget: Learn how to become an expert shopper!

Monday, July 18, 2022
Kinzy Krafta, Dietetic Intern, 2019-2020

It can be difficult to find healthful options a the grocery store while on a budget. Here are some tips and tricks to help make your next grocery run a little easier.

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The Truth about the Ketogenic “Keto” Diet: Breaking it Down

Monday, July 11, 2022
Brooke Smith, Dietetic Intern, 2021

There are countless people, resources, media outlets, and companies raving about their weight loss success while following the keto diet. This blog post will explore ketogenic diet recommendations, how ketosis works in the body, potential cons, specifically who this diet was intended for, and more.

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The Scoop on Supplements: Should you be taking supplements?

Monday, July 4, 2022
Sydney Wells, Dietetic Intern 2020-2021

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans has recommendations for individuals who may need to take supplements, however, the most important way to lead a healthful life is by consuming a variety of nutritious foods.

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The Ins and Outs of Stress Eating

Monday, June 27, 2022

We all have different stressors and different ways we cope with them. By listening to our body, we can determine if we are really hungry, or if we are feeling other emotions that are making us want to eat.

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Setting Value-Based Goals

Monday, June 20, 2022
Hannah Thompson, Dietetic Intern

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by #RiseAndGrind culture? Do you ever feel like you have to be #CrushingIt 24/7? There’s a lot of pressure on social media right now to be setting up goals and knocking them down.

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Probiotics and Prebiotics

Monday, June 13, 2022

Learn what we have to say about probiotics and prebiotics.

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Milk Madness

Monday, June 6, 2022

Walking through the dairy aisle at a grocery store can be an overwhelming experience. Let's learn more about milk choices available to make smarter choices.

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Mental Health & Nutrition: How you eat may impact your mood

Monday, May 30, 2022
Tori Stengal, Dietetic Intern, 2021

Is it possible to prevent mental illness and other neurological conditions by eating healthy? What about which foods to eat to promote brain health?

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Summer Hydration: Find out why staying hydrated is important and learn some fun ways to keep your fluid intake up!

Monday, May 23, 2022
Peyton Millard, Dietetic Intern, 2021

Adequate hydration is essential for our health. Especially during the summer, extra fluid can be lost if it is hot and we are sweating, so it’s important to be consuming enough fluid to replenish our fluid losses.

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**This is not a substitute for medical advice and individualized nutrition care. Questions and answers may be used on Campus Recreation social media accounts as well as used as a topic for the Wellness & Nutrition blog.