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Navigating the Dining Halls in College


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Learn how to navigate the dining halls at University of New Hampshire.

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Navigating the Dining Halls in College

  1. 1. Navigating theDining HallsHealth Services, University of New Hampshire
  2. 2. Get the Lay of the Land For first-year students, the myriad of options available can be over-whelming. Before you put anything on your plate, walk through the dining hall and survey all the choices. Don’t feel you need to sample many foods at one time since an item will appear again on the cycle. View the menus for each dining hall by visiting
  3. 3. Take Care of Yourself Plan time in your schedule for meals. Think of visits to the dining halls as moments you are taking for yourself to nourish your body and brain. Take only the amount of food you would have eaten if you were at home.
  4. 4. Your plate should look something like this when you sit down to enjoy your meal.
  5. 5. Don’t Be Afraid to Ask If you can’t find something that appeals to you, ask a dining hall attendant for available alternatives. Chances are that you could get a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or other basic items, even if they aren’t on display. If you are following a special diet or have dietary restrictions, arrange to speak to the dining hall dietitian, Rochelle L’Italien, to discuss options.
  6. 6. Rules of 3’sRemember this nutrition tip, Rules of 3’s:  3 Meals  3 Snacks  No more than 3 hours between eating
  7. 7. Nutrition Education/Counseling Want to talk with someone about making betterdecisions in the dining halls? Make an appointment with our NutritionCounselor. All visits are free for current students who have paid the health fee. (603) 862-3823 Health Services, Room 249