According to the 2022 National College Health Assessment, University of Rochester students are falling short of the national dietary recommendations. For example, only 28.6% of students consume only 3+ servings of vegetables per day and 15.3% of students consume 3+ servings of fruits per day.
While nourishing, local food choices are readily available across campus, we realize your demanding schedule might make it difficult to choose these options. That’s why our nourishment and body image programs are created for the busy Rochester student. We provide practical tips and real-life strategies to help you fuel your mind and body.
We also recognize that food insecurity is a problem that many of our students face. According to the 2020 National College Health Assessment, 35.5% of students reported sometimes or often not being able to afford to eat balanced meals. 25.1% of students have skipped meals because they did not have enough money for food. If this is something you also struggle with, consider checking out the on-campus Food Pantry! The Food Pantry is open to all undergraduate and graduate students (more information below on hours and what’s available!).
Our line-up of nourishment and body image programs teach students that nutritious food can be Easy, Affordable, and Tasty. Check out our online program and cooking demonstration below.