Stay Active This Summer with the Monday Mile

 Syracuse University’s Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion and the City of Syracuse Department of Parks, Recreation & Youth Programs have partnered to launch the second community-wide Monday Mile Parks Passport Summer Challenge to encourage residents to get physically active this summer with the Monday Mile. Continue Reading

Meatless Monday is Good For Your Health

HTW221_sp16_Lauren WeinsteinOriginal post by Lauren Weinstein

We’ve all heard of the phrase “I will eat healthy starting Monday.” It’s the staple of many college students’ efforts to lose the freshman fifteen or start fresh after a weekend full of pizza, burritos, and ice-cream (yes, I too have jumped on the Gannon’s bandwagon). Monday is the day we get back on track, and shying away from eating meat might be the perfect way to facilitate this. Continue Reading

What Meatless Monday Means to Me

HTW221_sp16_Shachar AmsalemPost written by Shachar Amsalem

As a junior studying Nutrition and Dietetics at Syracuse University, I think Meatless Monday has a ton of different meanings that students may miss when they are thinking about what to eat in the dining halls. After a weekend of having cheat days, and maybe binge eating habits, Monday’s are the perfect day to start your healthy diet. Continue Reading

Healthy Defaults-National Public Health Week

Each year during the first week of April, people around the country celebrate National Public Health Week.  This week is dedicated to recognizing the contributions of public health in helping us all lead longer, healthier lives.  From seatbelts to tobacco-free policies and vaccinations to refrigeration, public health impacts us all. Continue Reading

Step Up to National Walking Day

NEW YORK – On Wednesday, April 6, The American Heart Association (AHA) will kick off National Walking Day to rally everyone – individuals, friends, families, neighborhoods, communities, schools, and workplaces – to join together and walk for health and fun. The day is a great opportunity to promote all the benefits of walking, and people can keep the momentum going throughout the year by starting a Monday Mile in their community. Continue Reading

How to Eat Healthy in the Dining Centers

Post written by SU Student, Megan Taylor:

Graham Dining Hall Interior Students Eating
Graham Dining Hall Interior Students Eating

Do you ever find yourself walking into one of the dining centers on campus and grabbing the first and most appetizing thing you see? I think we can all admit that when the first thing we see after a long day of classes is the pizza, pasta and bread sticks; its hard not to want to grab it and be done. However, there are several other healthier options that are always available in every dining center on campus. Continue Reading

SU Food Services Executive Chef Talks Meatless Monday

ChefP with samplesWe recently had a chance to catch up with SU Food Services’ new Executive Chef, Parvinder Singh.  Singh joins the SU community from Cornell and has previously served as an Executive Chef at the University of Oklahoma and University of Buffalo.  In the short time since joining SU, Chef has been quite busy getting to know the Food Services staff and operations and creating new recipes that are student tested and approved. Continue Reading