Carnegie Mellon University

Student Academic Success Center

Office of the Vice Provost for Education

I’m having trouble balancing my meals and receiving the nutrition I need.

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If you’re having trouble managing your weight in college and eating healthy, you are not alone. Luckily, there are many resources available on campus that can help you to feel your best. Carnegie Mellon offers one-on-one nutrition counseling, education sessions, and group programs free of charge to all CMU students. And some services are open to faculty and staff as well! To set up an appointment, visit Health Services on the 1st floor of Morewood E-tower. Keep reading for some quick tips to improve your diet, courtesy of Carnegie Mellon Student Health Services.

You Are What You Eat

In addition to providing you with a wide variety of high quality dining options, Carnegie Mellon Dining Services is focused on educating students about the role that diet plays in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Dining Services is working with our dining vendors to begin a food icon program to help diners understand more about their dining choices.

I frequently skip meals.

I’m distracted when I eat and don’t devote time specifically to meals.

I don’t know how to structure the proper diet.

My diet is filled with too many unhealthy things.

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This site supplements our 1-on-1 consultations. Staff members are available Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00pm EST for a virtual consultation to help get you connected to the appropriate resource or resources.