Student Health and Wellness Services

Create a Healthy Plate

plate divided into sections for different types of foods
  • Make half your plate veggies and fruits
  • Try to make ¼ th of your plate grains. Aim to make at least half of your grains whole grains, as they provide more nutrients like fiber.
  • Don’t forget your calcium sources, like dairy, or soy beverages (soymilk).
  • Lean protein should also make up at least ¼ th of your plate. Some sources of lean protein are tofu, chicken, turkey, lean beef, nuts, beans.
  • Breakfast: "Break the Fast"
    • Breakfast fuels the brain, speeds up the metabolism, provides your body with energy
    • Skipping breakfast and irregular meals is associated with fatigue
    • Some people who skip breakfast may be likely to overeat later in the day
    • Eating something is always better than nothing.