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To promote an overall lifestyle of eating for wellness, Dining Services uses the USDA's MyPlate program in both Harrison and Brockway Dining Halls. The Nutrition Talks video and event series focuses on a different MyPlate theme each month aimed at promoting healthy nutrition habits.

The information below is intended to be a resource. It is not intended to replace the advice of a physician or healthcare professional. Additional nutritional counseling is available at the Student Health Center (585-395-2414).

Nutrition Talks!

2015-2016 MyPlate Tips:

2014-2015 Video Series:


Both Harrison and Brockway Dining Halls display an example of an ideal MyPlate at each meal. The visual emphasizes that it's all about balance, variety, and moderation. It is designed to help you make informed choices about what and how much you eat. 

Nutrition is the science of nourishing the body and the art of giving serious thought to what you're consuming. While your body has an innate ability to sense when you need to eat, it hasn't the slightest idea what you should eat. Good nutrition is first and foremost a lifestyle. Just as lifting weights for the first time won't instantly give you a huge muscular frame, beginning a nutritious eating plan won't instantly give you vitality and health. Eating a nutritious meal can make you feel happier and healthier, but consistency is the key to achieving lasting results. The first step is to be aware of the fact that everything you eat and drink affects your life. 

The USDA's Choose MyPlate recommendations can help you create nutritionally sound meals.

For more specific nutrition information on the items we serve on campus, check out Nutrition Tracker.

 
Other tips to help you make healthy choices:

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