3 Simple Tips to Healthy Eating


Fruits and vegetables on display at a UT Dallas pop up farmers market(Photo by Tania Raharja BS’14, MS’16)
March is National Nutrition Month, when the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds everyone to return to the basics of healthful eating.
Only about 1 in 10 Americans, for instance, are consuming the recommended five daily servings of fruits and vegetables. Sara Asberry, registered dietitian at the University, has three simple tips to increase your daily servings:

  • Pack fresh veggies in snack-sized plastic bags that you can quickly grab on your way out the door.
  • Always have some fruit on hand to fend off cravings: apples, pears, bananas – whatever is in season.
  • Keep frozen veggies in the freezer at home or at work to microwave as part of a quick, healthy meal.

“Our campus recently participated in a national survey conducted by the American Collegiate Health Association, and we found that only 3.7 percent of our student body is eating the recommended daily fruits and veggies. We can do better,” Asberry said.
—Robin Russell