College life is all about learning. The experiences don’t end when you leave the classroom, and eating on campus is no exception. Students are now in control and have the freedom to make their own decisions, healthy or not. Research shows when you eat well, you perform better academically, socially and have a more positive college experience.
However, making healthy choices isn’t always easy or obvious. That’s where Campus Dining’s Choose Well program comes in. Developed with student input, and the creativity of our culinary team, Choose Well makes eating healthy on campus a little easier.
Each month a different nutritionally-dense and good-for-your-health food will show up in new recipes across campus. A free tasting event happens once a month.
Some healthy food choices are obvious, others, not so much. The Choose Well Ambassadors, the students in the green blazers, are here to help. They can point you in the direction of healthy or allergen-free options and answer questions about meal plans and Grubhub.
Stealth Health is Campus Dining’s way of baking healthy into meals. For example, we look for ways to reduce fat, added sugars and sodium in our recipes. We incorporate more whole grain choices on our menus from whole-wheat buns and tortillas to brown rice and quinoa. We also make sure to offer fruits and vegetables at all meal times and have them readily available as snacks.
What we use to fuel and power our bodies are some of the most impactful choices we make. FYUL foods feature functional benefits to improve clarity, energy, immunity support or healthy skin. Check out the samples throughout the month and discover the health benefits for free.
In order to make healthy food choices easier, Campus Dining’s nutrition staff teamed up with a Cal Poly engineering student and built a comprehensive interactive nutrition calculator. This tool is accessed through the Campus Dining website and provides ingredients, nutrition and common allergen information on all Campus Dining options. Nutritional identifiers on all Campus Dining menus are another way students can make informed decisions.View the Nutrition Calculator