Nutrition & Wellness

NutritionResources

Healthy Recipes From our Nutrition Interns

Chocolate Smoothie Fruity Breakfast Smoothie Easy Green Smoothie

Steel-cut oatmeal bake Peanut Butter Protein Muffin Brain Food

Here are some ways that Nutrition can help:

  • Healthy eating is a key ingredient for peak athletic performance.

  • Sound nutrition advice can prevent problems associated with a restrictive diet or the side effects of many diet pills or programs or the frustration of that new app.

  • Sorting out the nutrition (mis)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.

Reliable Websites

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:
www.eatright.org/public/

USDA guidelines based on an accumulation of scientific studies:
www.choosemyplate.gov/MyPlateOnCampus/index.html

National Eating Disorders Association:
www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/information-resources/

Nutrition tips from National Athletic Trainers’ Association Magazine 
www.training-conditioning.com/nutrition.php

Nutrition tips for NCAA athletes - search "nutrition" for latest information
www.ncaa.org

Food and Drug Administration – a link to monitor over-the-counter supplements
www.fda.gov/Food/

NIU Housing and dining: dining Locations, Menus, and Nutrition Information on foods served
www.niu.edu/housing/dining/nutrition/index.shtml (see virtual tour below)

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