Author: Monica Garvey

How to Maintain a Healthy Weight on Campus

While studying Dietetics at UConn and practicing my skills in a hands on clinical environment, I have learned the importance of nutrition outreach and education to the community. What better community to spread nutrition knowledge to than my fellow Huskies! I hope these tips help you to maintain a healthy weight to prevent chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Let’s all work towards being Healthy Huskies!

How to Build a Dining Hall Meal

Tips for Dining Out

This includes the dining hall, as it is buffet style!

  • Box your leftovers before eating, in order to better portion your meal
  • Ask to make exchanges in your meal such as a side of vegetables instead of French fries or dressing on the side
  • Plan your meal ahead of time using
    • MyFitnessPal
    • The restaurant’s website
  • Survey any buffet style restaurant before getting in line to build your plate

 

How to Build a Dining Hall Meal

  1. Plan ahead
    1. UConn Dining Services Website
    2. Look for the Smart Check icon on food items
      1. These items are low in sodium, low in calories from fat, and are more healthful options overall
  1. Survey the dining hall

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We Run for Fun

Endurance members on the Rocky steps after completing the Philadelphia Full and Half Marathons in 2011.
Endurance members on the Rocky steps after completing the Philadelphia Full and Half Marathons in 2011.

Going into college I thought that the most important decisions to make would surround research opportunities, internships, grades, and anything else that would allow my resume to shine next to any other recent graduate. Now as senior, I realize that joining UConn Endurance was the best decision I made in college, and will be the thing I miss the most upon graduating. UConn Endurance is a non-competitive running club on campus. Yes, we run far (mostly half and full marathons – that’s 13.1 and 26.2 miles respectively), but the club is really all about making friends from running and raising money for charity in the process. And boy did I make friends. Through UConn Endurance Continue reading