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Be a Healthy Hokie

The daily recommendation for fruits and vegetables is about 5 cups for college-aged people. Only 5.6% of Virginia Tech female students and only 2.9% of male students met or exceeded this recommendation. Virginia Tech Dining offers many resources to help Hokies eat healthy on campus, including nutrition content for every item for purchase in the dining halls. Check out MyPlate in the resources below to help you build a balanced meal and feel your best.


Did You Know?

The average American consumes about 3 cups of added sugar per week, which translates to around 22 teaspoons per day. This is almost double the recommendation! A great strategy to reduce your sugar intake is to cut down on sugary beverages such as soda, juices, smoothies, and some coffee drinks.

Nutrition Resources:

The body needs fuel to succeed academically, emotionally, and physically. Nutrition 101 covers the fundamentals of healthy eating, including how to choose the right foods and the appropriate quantity, and where to access it. Learn how to understand confusing food labels, take advantage of resources, and navigate choices on campus and in daily life.

As discussed in the Nutrition 101 workshop, you can use MyPlate to help you build healthy meals that include the recommended portion sizes for each of the food groups. MyPlate also provides tip sheets and recipes for college students looking to eat well on a budget.

The Nutrition Blog Topics have many nutrition-focused articles— some targeted directly at Virginia Tech students like “The Best Bites in Virginia Tech Dining Centers” and some more general such as “The Low-Down about Artificial Sweeteners”.

Dining Services provides nutritional information regarding each dining center. Simply select which location you would like to investigate then select your meal of choice. You can even add dietary restrictions through the allergen/ingredient filters to see what options are available. The site also provides nutrition tips, dining hall hours and the menu for the selected day.

Nutritionists are available through Schiffert Health Center. Set up an appointment by phone. Included in tuition, no additional fees required. To make an appointment, call 540–231–6444.

VT Rec Sports offers fitness classes, personal trainers, intramural sports and club sports, as well as Venture Out. These are all great things to do to reach your 2.5 hours of moderate intensity cardio activity and 2-3 days training each muscle group per week!

Beans Newsletter:

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Beans Newsletter.pdf

5 Ingredient Bean Chili:

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5 Ingredient Bean Chili .pdf

Breakfast Bean Burrito:

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Breakfast Bean Burrito.pdf

Veggies Newsletter:

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Veggies Newsletter.pdf

Cabbage Stir Fry:

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Cabbage Stir Fry.pdf

Proteins Newsletter:

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Proteins Newsletter.pdf

Chicken Breast 5 Ways:

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Chicken Breast 5 Ways.pdf

Taco Meat 5 Ways:

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Taco Meat 5 Ways.pdf

Tofu 6 Ways:

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Tofu 6 Ways.pdf

Rice Newsletter:

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Rice Newsletter.pdf

Burrito Bowls:

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Burrito Bowls.pdf

Easy Fried Rice:

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Easy Fried Rice .pdf

Broths and Soups Newsletter:

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Broth and Soups Newsletter .pdf

Smoky Black Bean Soup:

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Smoky Black Bean Soup.pdf

Easy Homemade Vegetable Broth:

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Easy Homemade Vegetable Broth .pdf

Beef and Cabbage Soup:

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Beef and Cabbage Soup .pdf

Chicken and Rice Soup:

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Chicken and Rice Soup .pdf

Dairy Newsletter:

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Dairy Newsletter .pdf

Easy Mac and Cheese:

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Easy Mac and Cheese.pdf

Pasta Primavera:

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Pasta Primavera.pdf

Apples Newsletter:

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Apples_Newsletter.pdf

Apple Cabbage Slaw:

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Apple_Cabbage_Slaw_.pdf

Apple Chicken Salad:

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Chicken_Apple_Salad_.pdf

Tortilla Newsletter:

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Tortillas_Newsletter.pdf

Easy Taquitos:

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Easy_Taquitos.pdf

Tortilla Baked Eggs:

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Tortilla_Baked_Eggs.pdf

Huevos Rancheros:

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Huevos_Rancheros_.pdf

Potatoes Newsletter:

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Potatoes_Newsletter.pdf

Easy Mashed Potatoes:

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Easy_Mashed_Potatoes.pdf

Roasted Potatoes and Vegetables:

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Roasted_Potatoes_and_Vegetables.pdf

Sandwich Newsletter:

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Sandwich_Newsletter.pdf

Ground Beef Philly Cheesesteaks:

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Ground_Beef_Philly_Cheesesteak.pdf

Buffalo Chickpea Salad Sandwich:

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Buffalo_Chickpea_Salad_Sandwich.pdf

Chicken Caesar Sandwich:

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Chicken_Caesar_Sandwich.pdf

Pinto Beans Newsletter:

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Pinto_Beans_Newsletter.pdf

Easy Refried Beans:

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Easy_Refried_Beans_.pdf

Cowboy Caviar:

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Cowboy_Caviar.pdf

BBQ Beans Sloppy Joes:

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BBQ_Beans_Sloppy_Joes_.pdf

Ramen Newsletter:

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Ramen_Newsletter.pdf

Stir Fry Ramen:

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Stir_Fry_Ramen_.pdf

Crunchy Ramen Salad:

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Crunchy_Ramen_Salad_.pdf

Lemon Ramen Soup:

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Lemon_Ramen_Soup.pdf

Eggs Newsletter:

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Eggs_Newsletter.pdf

Baked Potato Frittata:

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Baked_Potato_Frittata_.pdf

Easy Egg Salad:

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Easy_Egg_Salad.pdf

Egg Muffins:

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Egg_Muffins.pdf

Pasta Newsletter:

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Pasta_Newsletter.pdf

Pasta Bake:

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Pasta_Bake_.pdf

Macaroni Pasta Salad:

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Macaroni_Pasta_Salad_.pdf

Breakfast Pasta Carbonara:

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Breakfast_Pasta_Carbonara_.pdf

Picnic Newsletter:

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Picnic_Newsletter.pdf

Easy Potato Salad:

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Easy_Potato_Salad_.pdf

Chickpea Salad Sandwich:

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Chickpea_Salad_Sandwich.pdf

Three Bean Salad:

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Three_Bean_Salad.pdf
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Kitchen_Staples.pdf
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Resources_Newsletter.pdf