Healthy Eating & Nutrition

facts

components of healthy eating

tips to develop healthy eating habits

nutrition counseling services

nutrition data for food on campus

farmers market @ the ASU tempe campus

easy and healthy recipes

take a daily multivitamin

nutrition handouts

nutrition books & websites

healthy eating & nutrition links

 

Facts

 

  • 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.
  • Take a daily multivitamin.
  • Try some healthy snacks and recipes
  • Notice the size and number of servings and the nutrient content of your food so that you know if you've achieved your nutrient goals.
  • Read food labels and look at serving size, servings per container, nutrients and ingredients.
  • Take note of your sensations of hunger and appetite and whether they vary in response to emotions, schedule, proximity to food, and external influences.
  • Think of food as one part of life, not as the center of it. Don't over plan or overanalyze your meals; ENJOY YOUR HEALTHY EATING EXPERIENCE!

Healthy Eating & Nutrition Links

Resources for Healthy Eating & Nutrition

For more information about Healthy Eating & Nutrition, please contact wellness@asu.edu.