Nutrition & Wellness

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When Is Nutrition Programming Right For You?

  • If you are working toward peak athletic performance.  Healthy eating is a key ingredient.
  • If you want to maintain a healthy weight but are struggling to do so, sound nutrition advice can prevent problems associated with a restrictive diet or the side effects of many diet pills or programs.
  • If you are too confused by the "nutrition" information from commercial TV, magazines, Web sites, or radio.
  • If you have health concerns because of risk factors for chronic disease sound nutrition habits and exercise are critical in helping with chronic health concerns. 
  • If you have a family history or current diagnosis of cardiovascular disease and related hypertension, certain cancers, adult onset diabetes, or osteoporosis.

Results from Devouring DeKalb survey

Virtual Tours for Healthy Dining

Helpful Printables


Reliable Websites

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:

USDA guidelines based on an accumulation of scientific studies:

National Eating Disorders Association:

Nutrition tips from National Athletic Trainers’ Association Magazine

Nutrition tips for NCAA athletes - search "nutrition" for latest information

Food and Drug Administration – a link to monitor over-the-counter supplements

NIU Housing and dining: dining Locations, Menus, and Nutrition Information on foods served (see virtual tour below)

Northern Star Dining Guide: a list of local restaurants (see virtual tour below)