Monday, February 29, 2016

National Nutrition Month : March 2016

Throughout the month of March, KU Dining will be promoting National Nutrition Month and how to 'Savor the Flavor of Eating Right' at various KU Dining locations on campus. Please join us for fun activities and Nutrition & Wellness tips!

Public Service Announcements about Eating Right

Plus, join us on March 28th at 4-6p.m. for "Eating for Disease Prevention,"  on the first floor of the Watkins Health Center for a  Nutrition / Hands on Cooking Class 4pm - 6pm. RSVP Kelsey Fortin : , 864-9573. |

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Breakfast Facts



For the average person consuming 400-450 calories is a workable amount to start the day. Eating within 1-2 hours after heavy morning exercise prevents low blood sugar and muscle energy depletion. Eating breakfast jump starts your metabolism; fasting may cause your resting metabolic rate to decrease.

Proteins :

Proteins keep you alert. Eat a high protein food first. Studies suggest consuming 25-30% of your protein (25-30 grams) at breakfast to maintain body protein requirements.

Carbs :

Carbohydrates provide your brain with energy. Athletes need to eat complex carbohydrate foods (whole grain breads & pastas, brown rice) prior to and after exercise. Recommendation is consuming 55-60% of total daily calories needs from carbohydrates.

Fats :

Some fat in the diet is important as needed for some of basic body functions and energy. Recommendation is 25-30% of total calories per day from fat. Aim for 1/4 of fat to be Omega-3 essential fatty acid foods (fish, walnuts, canola oil, soy) plus include monounsaturated fatty acids (olive oil, avocado)

Fluids :

Consume 8 glasses of water, juice, milk (or substitutes) or decaffeinated drinks daily. Aim for water or fluids packed with nutrition; limit caffeine and added sugar to 10% of daily calories.
KU Dining provides many better-for-you breakfast food choices all morning long. Enjoy in any of our dining facilities!