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Dining Hall 411

Navigating the choices in the dining halls can be a tricky task. Below we've included a few quick tips for balanced eating. If you would like more help planning a balanced diet with dining hall choices, check out the Carolina Dining Services nutrition page.

  • Listen to your body. Pay attention to hunger and fullness cues, and use these cues to guide your food choices and honor your health.
  • Head to the Carolina Dining Services website (http://www.dining.unc.edu/) to check out all the menus for the day. Pick the foods you plan to eat ahead of time to help you stick with a balanced eating plan. Try using the plate method!
  • Drink water.
  • Eat a side salad before your meal so you can cross your veggie requirements off the to-do list for the day.
  • Try new foods for a change. If you go for pizza or cheeseburger every day, try the eggplant parmesan, tofu stir fry or garden burger today.
  • Enjoy dessert sometimes, share dessert with a friend when you want, or forego dessert other times. Learn to listen to your body’s needs. Honor your health!
  • Take home leftovers.