Archive for Saturday, August 11, 2001

Healthful snacks can curb munchies

August 11, 2001


According to some of the handouts at the Watkins Student Health Center, here are some ideas for healthful snacks:

low-fat or fat-free yogurt

fresh fruits and vegetables with nonfat dips, if desired

unsalted (or lightly salted) popcorn, pretzels and chips

whole-grain muffins

raisins and other dried fruits

toasted whole-grain English muffins, bagels or bread

low-sodium soup

frozen melon mixed in a blender to make a "slushie"

tuna packed in water instead of oil

Calcium intake also is important.

Ann Chapman, a registered nurse at the health center, said college students consume too much soda or choose tea and water over milk. Though the problem starts in high school, she said it worsens once students enter a college setting.

To add milk to your diet, drink one cup of skim milk.

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