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MyPyramid: Steps to a healther you

Take a look at ChooseMyPlate.gov

The USDA has created a website to help people learn about healthy eating. MyPlate is created from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. These science-based guidelines provide advice about making the best food choices for optimal health. At ChooseMyPlate.gov, you can read these guidelines and use the Personalized Plan section to create your own daily food plan.

Make half your grains whole

Eat at least 3 oz. of whole-grain cereals, breads, crackers, rice, or pasta every day.

1 oz. is about 1 slice of bread, about 1 cup of breakfast cereal, or 1/2 cup of cooked rice, cereal, or pasta.

Eat 6 oz. every day

Vary your veggies

Eat more dark-green veggies like broccoli, spinach, and other dark leafy greens.

Eat more orange vegetables like carrots and sweet potatoes.

Eat more dry beans and peas like pinto beans, kidney beans, and lentils.

Eat 2½ cups every day.

Focus on fruits

Eat a variety of fruit

Choose fresh, frozen, canned, or dried fruit.

Go easy on fruit juices.

Eat 2 cups every day.

Get your calcium-rich foods

Go low-fat or fat-free when you choose milk, yogurt, and other milk products.

If you don't or can't consume milk, choose lactose-free products or other calcium sources such as fortified foods and beverages.

Get 3 cups every day; for kids aged 2 to 8, it's 2

Go lean with protein

Choose low-fat or lean meats and poultry.

Bake it, broil it, or grill it.

Vary your protein routine – choose more fish, beans, peas, nuts, and seeds.

Eat 5½ oz. every day.

Today's Hours

Au Bon Pain - GLC
  • Regular Hours
    07:30AM - 06:00PM
Au Bon Pain - Squires Cafe
  • Regular Hours
    08:00AM - 07:00PM
Au Bon Pain - Squires Kiosk
  • Regular Hours
    07:00AM - 05:00PM
Au Bon Pain at Goodwin Hall
  • Regular Hours
    07:30AM - 04:00PM
Burger '37
  • Regular Hours
    11:00AM - 09:00PM
D2
  • Breakfast
    07:00AM - 10:30AM
  • Lunch
    10:30AM - 02:00PM
  • Dinner
    05:00PM - 07:00PM
Deet's Place
  • Regular Hours
    07:30AM - 12:00AM
Dunkin Donuts
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    07:30AM - 09:00PM
DXpress
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    07:00AM - 02:00AM
Hokie Grill & Co.
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    07:30AM - 09:00PM
Owens Food Court
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    10:30AM - 09:00PM
Turner Place - 1872 Fire Grill
  • Lunch
    07:00AM - 10:00AM
  • Regular Hours
    10:30AM - 08:00PM
Turner Place - Atomic Pizzeria
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    10:30AM - 07:00PM
Turner Place - Bruegger's Bagels
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    07:00AM - 07:00PM
Turner Place - Dolci e Caffe
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    07:00AM - 07:00PM
Turner Place - Jamba Juice
  • Regular Hours
    08:30AM - 07:00PM
Turner Place - Origami Grill
  • Lunch
    11:00AM - 03:00PM
  • Dinner
    05:00PM - 08:00PM
Turner Place - Origami Sushi
  • Regular Hours
    11:00AM - 08:00PM
Turner Place - Qdoba Mexican Grill
  • Breakfast
    07:30AM - 10:00AM
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    10:30AM - 10:00PM
Turner Place - Soup Garden
  • Regular Hours
    10:30AM - 07:00PM
Vet Med Cafe
  • Breakfast
    07:30AM - 10:15AM
  • Lunch
    10:45AM - 01:30PM
West End Market
  • Regular Hours
    10:30AM - 09:00PM
Turner Place - Dolci e Caffe: Grab n Go
  • Grab n Go
    07:00AM - 10:00PM

Nutrition Tips

Did you know that by the age of 30 you have established peak bone mass? Adequate calcium intake is very important in establishing strong and healthy bones. It is recommended that college students consume at least 1000 mg a day. Good sources include milk, dark leafy green vegetables, and calcium-fortified orange juice.