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Food Labels

How to make sense of a food label

Rate this article and enter to winNutrition labels mess with our heads. In a recent survey by Student Health 101, more than three in five students who responded said that they “sometimes, often, or...
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Fun in the sun: Tips for keeping food safe

Rate this article and enter to winWhile food-borne illnesses occur year round, traveling with food in spring and summer can pose an increased risk. So as you pack your backpack or cooler for a...
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Feed your body, nourish your mind

Rate this article and enter to winWhether studying late for exams, getting up early for jobs and familial obligations, or even just hanging out with friends, students dread the crash: that sudden drop in...
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What’s up, sugar? Quiz: Sugar’s about to get real

Rate this article and enter to winSugar is confusing on so many levels. Is it natural to the product or added—and does that matter for our health? (Yes, up to a point.) Why don’t...
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What’s the right number of meals for you?: Discover how food frequency affects your...

Rate this article and enter to winAs a student, you’ve probably had to make some decisions about when to eat. While you juggle increasing responsibilities at work, school, or home, creating and eating balanced...
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Too much, too little: Recognizing disordered eating habits

Rate this article and enter to winIn college, students are typically faced with many challenges, some rewarding, and others that give new meaning to the word “stress.” There are many productive ways to deal...
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Bars for breakfast

Grocery shelves are packed with “nutrition bars” these days. They typically contain: Dairy or soy protein (whey or soy protein isolate are common) Rice and/or oats Peanuts and/or other nuts Sugar, honey, or another sweetener 250-350 caloriesThese bars differ...
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Antioxidants

Rate this article and enter to win“Antioxidants” is a buzzword slapped on many food labels now, but what exactly are they and why do we need them?Antioxidants help protect our cells from damage by...
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Rethinking salad: How to eat happy

Rate this article and enter to winHappiness is…a salad? Before you count us out as weirdos with a concerning affection for kale, let us explain. What we eat can affect our moods for up...
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Advertising agendas: How food is marketed

Learning the ins and outs of food marketing can help you distinguish between truly healthy products and overblown claims. Here are some things to know: “Natural” just means no artificial flavors or colors. These foods may...