Eat Healthier Options

What is Eat Healthier Options?

Eat Healthier Options is about providing education on how to choose healthier food options with an emphasis on fruits and vegetables. This key message aims to:

  • increase knowledge of food and nutrition resources
  • increase confidence to eat a higher amount of fruits and vegetables
  • increase the skills to choose healthier options

More Information

Nutrition Workshops

The RAW holds various nutrition workshops to aid students in making healthier food choices such as planning healthy meals, rethinking your drink, and shopping on a budget. Visit our Activities and Events page to see our nutrition workshops, tabling events, and other activities offered here. 

Teaching Kitchen

Teaching Kitchen is a program that allows students to gain more knowledge about healthy recipes while also being able to interact with others. Students will be able to see different demonstrations each workshop by Chef Joy on how to prepare these healthy recipes. On top of being shown a demonstration, students will be able to also take home a teaching kit from the meal that was prepared while supplies last. Visit our Teaching Kitchen page here.

CalFresh

CalFresh is a nutrition assistance program that helps low-income individuals and families buy the food they need. CalFresh dollars help stretch a tight food budget and help many people afford to incorporate healthy foods like fruits and vegetables into their diets. Pioneers for H.O.P.E. can provide assistance to students regarding CalFresh. For more information, visit https://www.csueastbay.edu/calfresh/

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Pioneer Food Pantry

The Pioneer Food Pantry is presented by Pioneers for H.O.P.E. and offers a multitude of fruits, vegetables, meats, and other foods. For more information on making an appointment for the food pantry or on Pioneers for H.O.P.E., visit https://www.csueastbay.edu/hope/

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ChooseMyPlate

ChooseMyPlate is a resource that provides tools, resources, and recipes for accessible nutritional information. Visit the website here.

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EatFresh

EatFresh is a resource that provides a variety of nutritional information that allows you to discover new, healthy recipes, ask questions to a dietitian, find farmers' markets, and more. Visit the website here.

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Healthy Meals

One way to eat healthier options is to implement fruits and vegetables into your diet. Having half of your plate be fruits and vegetables is a great way to get the nutrients you need and optimize your health. 

Read Nutrition Labels

Learning how to read nutritional labels when buying groceries can help you eat healthier by allowing you to pick and choose what foods and ingredients have low sodium, added sugars, and saturated fats.

Stay Hydrated

As much as you might enjoy drinking sugary drinks, there are healthier alternatives to quench your thirst and optimize your health. Switching to water, green tea, or homemade smoothies are great options instead of having sugary drinks.