Binghamton University and Binghamton Dining Services have collaborated on our own brand of BHealthy initiatives: Plus1 Wellness Meals; Plus1 Fruit, Veggie, Whole Grain; Plus1 Water and our new under 150 Calorie Desserts. Learn how you can add just one healthy option a day. It's easier than you think.
What’s your +1 today?
Some ideas include:
- Try a Wellness Meal
- Grab fruit for a snack
- Add veggies at lunch AND dinner
- Try a new fruit or vegetable
- Enjoy oatmeal for breakfast or whole grain bread for your favorite sandwich
- Swap a 20 oz soda or sweet drink for water and save 250 calories & 17tsp sugar
- Eat Breakfast
- Don’t skip meals
- Limit late night treat attacks
- Swap whole milk for 1% or skim
- Choose lean proteins like chicken, turkey, fish, beans
- Create your own Plus1!
A wellness meal is a delicious, balanced meal that meets a specific nutrient AND food profile. Students will be able to choose a Wellness Meal in any residence hall at breakfast, lunch and/or dinner, Monday through Friday, and at brunch and/or dinner on Saturday/Sunday. These meals will always include whole grains, fruits, vegetables, low fat dairy and lean protein. Choosing these meals, even occasionally, will add up to a healthier you! Learn more...
Add just one more fruit, veggie and/or whole grain. These healthy foods are full of nutrients that may reduce the risk of heart disease, certain types of cancer, obesity and Type 2 diabetes, as well as help relieve constipation, manage weight and give you energy to feel great each day! Learn more...
Amp up your hydration. Did you know you need 9-13 cups of water each day? If you don't get enough it can result in fatigue and lower levels of concentration which reduces alertness, reaction times, coordination, and mathematical and decision-making abilities. Once you feel thirsty, your body is already slightly dehydrated, so keep a water bottle with you at all times and drink up! Learn more...
You don't have to skip dessert! Try our less than 150 calorie desserts offered at all resident dining halls.