Healthy Campus Initiatives


Nutrition is the process of obtaining food needed for health and growth. But what are the “right” foods? The USDA has changed its nutritional standards. Gone is the pyramid; in is the plate. The following basic guidelines have been established:

This is a picture of the Choose My Plate logo from•Watch your portions. 1 cup of food is about the size of a baseball, ½ cup is the size of a computer mouse, 3 oz is a deck of cards, and 2 oz is about the size of a ping pong ball.
• Half of your plate should be fruits and vegetables
• Half of your grains should be whole grains (so use the white bread moderately!)
• Switch to skim or 1% milk. Or soy milk.
• Reduce sodium and sugary drinks.


Check out more USDA suggestions, including personalized feedback here.

Rowan has resources to help you understand your nutritional options on campus. Check them out!

Sodexo Dining
Rec Center Nutrition Consultant