Most (60.0%) ASU students are in a healthy weight range, based on calculations of their Body Mass Index (BMI)
97.3% of ASU students believe it is important to eat healthy daily
American College Health Association. American College Health Association - National College Health Assessment: Arizona State University. Spring 2011. Baltimore: American College Health Association; 2011 (n=1,748).
Components of Healthy Eating
Listen to your body
Know your body's physiological hunger signals (lightheaded, headache, stomach growling), as opposed to psychological signals (social gatherings, emotional triggers, smelling food)
Eat until you are content, not stuffed. Know when you have had enough. Remember that it takes about 20 minutes for your body to realize it is full.
Fits into your lifestyle
Healthy eating is a lifestyle; make it a part of your everyday behavior.
Balance, variety, and moderation
Include all the food groups to achieve balanced meals
Choose and consume a variety of foods within each food group
Know and eat appropriate portions of foods; nothing to extremes
Don't deprive yourself of certain foods - just keep in mind portions!
Tips to develop healthy eating habits
Schedule and plan regular meals and snacks.
Eat until you feel content - take your time when you eat, and savor each bite.
Incorporate into your daily eating: water, whole grains, fruits and vegetables, protein-rich foods, and beans/nuts/seeds.