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Going to college is a time of change and students sometimes eat in response to anxiety, homesickness and stress. Take a smart approach to your diet in order to help maintain a healthy body. Here are some tips on what to do:

  • Avoid eating when stressed, while studying, or while watching TV.
  • Eat slowly.
  • Drink plenty of water; it’s easy to confuse hunger with thirst.
  • Eat at regular times and try not to skip meals.
  • Keep snacking to a minimum.
  • Choose a mix of nutritious foods.
  • Pick lower-fat options when you can.
  • Watch the size of your portions.
  • Resist going back for additional servings.
  • Steer clear of vending machines and fast food.
  • Keep healthy snacks like fruit and vegetables on hand in your room.
  • Replace empty-calorie soft drinks with water or skim milk.

For more information on nutrition and diet, take advantage of the following tools:

You can also call Student Health Services at (805) 437-8828 to make an appointment with one of our providers if you need personalized counseling on nutrition.

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