Tips for Eating Healthy in College

1. Eat Breakfast.

Why is eating breakfast so important?

2. Carbohydrates provide energy, but, are you eating the right Carbs?

Good Carbohydrates (Choose More Often)

  • Anything made from 100 percent whole wheat flour
  • Whole wheat pasta
  • Whole wheat breads, English muffins, buns
  • Brown or Wild rice
  • Fruit (not fruit juices)
  • Vegetables (broccoli, asparagus, green beans etc)
  • Low fat dairy (skim milk, light yogurt)
  • Whole wheat crackers
  • Oatmeal or high fiber cereals (All bran, Kashi)
  • High fiber/protein bars (Kashi, South Beach diet bars)

Not so good Carbohydrates (Eat Less Often)

  • White bread, pasta, rice, bagels, donuts, crackers
  • Cookies and candies
  • High sugar fruit bars
  • High sugar cereals (think kids cereals)
  • Fruit juices
  • Ice cream
  • Fries
  • Chips, most snack foods
  • Pop
  • Breading on fried foods ex) chicken strips