The History of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving meals have evolved and changed so much over the years that it’s interesting what has stayed the same.

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Meatless Monday

By limiting the amount of meat that you consume, you may ultimately be lowering your fat intake. Animal products are known to be high sources of cholesterol, while plant sources have no cholesterol. By reducing your fat/cholesterol intake you may reduce the chances of suffering from obesity, type-2 diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure.

Creeping Obesity

Creeping obesity is a term for the typical pattern of adults gaining small amounts of weight over long periods of time, leading to health problems later in life.

Why We Need Vitamin D

Known as the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D is produced by the body in response to the skin being exposed to sunlight. Vitamin D is needed to absorb other vitamins such as calcium. It also helps promote mental, immune, and gut health. We obtain vitamin D2 from our food plus it’s naturally created in our bodies.

A Lighter Latte

Our favorite flavored coffee drinks from Starbucks or other local coffee shops are often loaded with extra calories and sugar. Here are a few easy tips to continue enjoying your favorite brew without the crazy calories!

National Chili Month

Chili is a personal thing to many people because of how we are raised with this common Texas Comfort. Two areas to discuss for nutritional benefits are the kinds of meat used in chili and the use of beans.

Boosting Your Immune System

The immune system is very important for our health. It is our bodys’ main defense system against bacteria and viruses.

Chickpeas

This pea is known to have several names such as Garbanzo Beans (Spanish Name) or even the Egyptian Pea. These peas are common in ethnic dishes, especially the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods.

Hidden Tailgate Calories

Many special occasions like game day tailgates are celebrated with friends and yummy, not-so-healthy foods.

Fall Favorites

Fall is full of fun activities and delicious foods and drinks. ‘Tis the season for pumpkin everything, am I right?! Here are a few Fall Favorites for you to try this season!

Gaining Weight the Healthy Way

Supporting different dietary needs in a healthy way is certainly something we support here on campus. Are you looking to gain weight in a healthy way?

Freshman 15

According to research, almost 2/3 of students gain weight during their first year of college, about 7.5 lbs. on average, and around one in ten students gain at least 15lbs.