Nutrition at College


Find general information below on eating healthy at college, including for students with food allergies, type 1 diabetes, and who are vegetarian. Please also see these pages for more specific resources:

10 Tips Nutrition Education Series

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Provides suggestions for a healthy diet. Topics specifically for college students include:

MyPlate On Campus Toolkit (PDF | 4.44 MB)

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Explains the importance of nutritious meals balanced with adequate physical activity to your campus community.

Healthy Dining Hall Eating

Nemours. KidsHealth.

Type 1 Diabetes in College

Helps young adults manage their Type 1 Diabetes at college. See also:

Food Safety Tips for College Students

USDA. Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Provides questions and answers for safely preparing food at college.

Behavioral Economic Concepts to Encourage Healthy Eating in School Cafeterias: Experiments and Lessons From College Students

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Describes a behavioral experiment in a college cafeteria to assess the effects of various payment options and menu selection methods on food choices.

Managing Food Allergies at College

Food Allergy Research and Education.

Find food allergy tools and resources for Colleges and Universities, including the Food Allergy Training Guide for College and University Food Services (PDF|137 MB).

MedlinePlus: College Health

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.