As we begin a new year here at NMU, we have also begun a new initiative aimed at promoting health in all aspects including physical, dietary, emotional, social, medical, spiritual, and the promotion of health in general. Below you will find resources that have been chosen by our Registered Dietitian in the hopes of reaching a broader base. If you have questions on certain topics beyond what these websites and handouts offer, please contact Robin the RD at firstname.lastname@example.org, and remember to Live Well!
There are an endless number of fun and exciting ways to get exercise into your day while at NMU. Check out the PEIF, outdoor trails, and see how many calories you're burning by using one of the following links:
What are eating disorders?An eating disorder is an illness that causes serious disturbances to your everyday diet, such as eating extremely small amounts of food or severely overeating. Severe distress or concern about body weight or shape may also characterize an eating disorder. Common eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and eating disorders not otherwise specified....See more.
What is Anorexia nervosa? Anorexia nervosa is characterized by extremely restricted eating leading to severe weight loss and may or may not include purging behaviors, such as vomiting, use of diet pills or laxatives, and/or excessive exercise. Characteristics of this disease include extreme thinness, lack of menstruation among girls and women, distorted self-body image, osteoporosis, and an intense fear of gaining weight.
What is Bulimia nervosa? Bulimia nervosa is characterized by recurrent and frequent episodes of eating unusually large amounts of food and feeling a lack of control of these episodes. This binge-eating is usually followed for self-induced vomiting, excessive us of laxatives or diuretics, fasting, excessive exercise or any combination of these. People who are bulimic often are of normal weight or slightly overweight but suffer from many other symptoms such as worn tooth enamel and tooth decay, severe dehydration, gastrointestinal problems and a chronically inflamed or sore throat.
What is a Binge-eating disorder? Binge eating is when a person loses control over his or her eating. This problem is similar to bulimia nervosa except periods of binge eating do not end with purging; therefore people with this disorder are often overweight or obese. This puts these people at a higher risk for cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure. This overeating often leads to them experiencing feeling of guilt or bouts of depression about their binge eating which can lead them to binge eat even more. Obesity, or over-weight, is not an eating disorder, but a size. People who are large may be healthy and fit. One's normal, healthy body size may be any weight, depending largely on one's genetics.
What is Eating disorder not otherwise specified? Eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS) is an eating disorder that does not meet the criteria for anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa. Individuals with EDNOS usually fall into one of three categories: they have some, but not all, of the symptoms of anorexia or bulimia nervosa; they have mixed symptoms of either eating disorders or abnormal eating behaviors not usually characterized with either of those eating disorders.
What resources do I have on campus? If you believe a close friend or family member may have an eating disorder, you may want to express your concern and encourage him/her to seek professional counseling. Professional treatment can help the person understand the causes of their problem and develop methods for getting the disordered behaviors under control. For further resources contact any of these options:
Robin Rahoi, Registered Dietitian, NMU Dining Services. 1401 Presque Isle Ave. Room 1103, University Center, Marquette, MI 49855. – email@example.com – (906)227-6624
NMU Counseling and Consultation Services – 1401 Presque Isle Ave. Suite 3405 C.B. Hedgecock Student Service Center, Marquette, MI 49855. 906-227-2980
Vielmetti Health Center –1401 Presque Isle Ave. 1st Floor, Gries Hall, Marquette, MI 49855. 906-227-2355.
Marquette General Hospital – 580 W. College Ave, Marquette, MI 49855. 906-225-3221
National Eating Disorders Association Toll Free Help Line – 1-800-931-2237
The following restaurants provide at least one vegan entrée, and most have several options:
The following restaurants have at least one gluten free entrée and most have several GF options:
Making healthy choices can seem like a daunting task when faced with pizza, cheeseburgers, and fried food on a daily basis. However, with a little bit of planning, you can easily make better choices to keep your waistline in check. For daily nutrition information regarding menus at the Den and Marketplace, check out MyMenu.
Here are some suggestions for healthier eating at the Marketplace: "Get Creative in the MP"
Also, keep in mind portion sizes when eating, even during a healthier meal. Use this document on portions to help you keep your food servings to a reasonable size. "What is a portion size?"
Eating right when you're a college-level athlete can be a challenge. Use the following resources to help guide you to a better plate, which will ultimately lead to a better performance!