North Carolina State helps students make healthy decisions

Staff dietitian Lisa Eberhart suggests better-for-you options for campus dining locations.

RALEIGH, N.C.Sometimes it takes effort for students to maintain healthy, balanced diets while on campus at North Carolina State University, where the only things catching their eyes are hamburgers and pizza.

According to Lisa Eberhart, Dining and Catering Operations’ registered dietician, the truth is that students need variety. Eberhart stressed the importance of students learning what foods are available to them and becoming more adventurous eaters. 

She and other members of University Dining agree that eating a seemingly healthy grilled chicken salad at every meal will cause students to lose out on other nutrients and elements the body needs to survive.