Finding the right nutrition plan for yourself in college can be difficult. At WVU Dining Services, in light of March being National Nutrition Month, we wanted to highlight some healthy eating hacks for students dining on campus.
- Need a place to meet your vegetarian needs? WVU
dining halls offer Mindful food stations, consisting of only vegetarian dishes.
Food options vary each, but you can always count on this station to fulfill your
Mindful station at residential dining halls
- If you're craving a tasty drink and don't want to have just water, limit yourself
to a cup of juice and/or a cup of milk each day. Too much dairy can be bad for
your prostate, according to
WVU Dietitian Sina King, and most juices contain the same amount of sugar
as a soda.
Juice dispenser at residential dining halls
- In the mood for a burger but trying to stay away from meat?
Hugh Baby's at Evansdale Crossing offers a vegetarian burger for those who
still want to fulfill their vegetarian needs, but need a little change up.
Vegetarian burger from Hugh Baby's at Evansdale Crossing
- Not in the mood to go to a dining location and just want to cook a healthy meal
at home? Easy - you can stop by
The Market at UPlace and pick from their assorted "Beyond Meat" options.
These choices are completely vegan and are sure to satisfy your hunger, all while
eating in the comfort of your own home.
Meatless options available in the grocery portion of the Market @ UPlace
- Potatoes in fry form don't count as a healthier alternative! When ordering at
Chick-Fil-A, ask your server if you can replace the fries on the side of
your meal with a side salad or a fresh fruit cup.
Side salad and a cup of fresh fruit from Chick-fil-A in the Mountainlair
- Tired of ordering the same old sandwich on white bread?
Which Wich has the option to make your meal with a vegan wrap, a healthier
choice than all the carbs that are consistent with the bread options.
A vegan wrap from Which Wich in the Mountainlair
Special thanks to Drew Dale