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Nutrition

Wellness Wednesday

Have a Wellness question? Have a Facebook account? Then hop on www.facebook.com/cpcampusdining. Every Wednesday Campus Dining posts a new short video that answers students most pressing nutrition questions. Learn about what foods are best to eat for studying, how much water you need to drink and a variety of other health and wellness tips. If you have a specific nutrition question you can always private message us on Facebook or email our Registered Dietitian, Megan Coats at mecoats@calpoly.edu.

Taste-Learn-Win Events

Once a month, Megan Coats takes Campus Dining’s Wellness program on the road to specific University locations. Students get a chance to taste some healthy food options, learn wellness tips and win a prize for participating.

Wellness Wednesday

Check the schedule below for the next Wellness Everyday event. Keep an eye out on Campus Dining’s Facebook page for updated information.

MonthWhereTopicTasteLearnWin
October 2016 
Wed, Oct. 26
Red Radish,
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
National Vegetarian Month – showcasing opportunities to eat vegetarian and vegan protein sources and the benefits3 Bean SaladVegetarian and vegan proteins, serving sizes and recipesCP Veggie Box
December 2016 
Wed, Dec. 7
Campus Market,
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Fueling for FinalsTrail MixHealthy foods that fuel youHealthy Snack Box
January 2017 
Wed, Jan 18
Campus Market,
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Mindful eatingWinter fruitsMindful eating tipsBrain Food Basket
February 2017 
Wed, Feb 22
Campus Market,
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Heart HealthDatesAntioxidants & heart healthHeart Healthy Snack Basket
March 2017 
Wed, Mar 15
Metro 19,
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Super Foods for a Super MoodSample super foodsLearn the healthy benefits of various super foodsSuper food basket
May 2017 
Wed, May 3
Campus Market,
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Snack HacksEasy blender recipes – Rainbow Salsa & Pesto HummusSnack Hacks - Healthy Snack IdeasPersonal Blender!

New Nutrition Calculator

The Campus Dining Nutrition staff has teamed up with Cal Poly students to build a comprehensive Nutrition Calculator. It brings together the nutritional information of all items on campus to help students find exactly what they need in one place.

Check it out!

Meet Megan Coats, Registered Dietitian

photo of Megan Coats

From Seattle, Washington, Megan attended Washington State University (WSU) where she achieved her undergraduate degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition and credentials as a registered dietitian. Most recently, Megan worked in food service for a school district where she supervised 140 employees in a child nutrition department and oversaw meal services at 26 schools. She worked closely with the food service staff and students to develop recipes and healthy food options for students with dietary restrictions. Megan also has a background in the clinical setting, nutrition education and support. Megan looks forward to providing students and staff with quality information that empowers them to make healthy food and lifestyle choices.

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Ask the RD?

Got questions? We are happy to help! Contact us today to set up your one-on-one meeting.


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