Alice! Health PromotionNutrition Initiatives
Nutrition initiatives include a collaboration with the Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) and a partnership with Dining Services. Nutrition efforts include changes to the visibility of fruits in dining locations, recommendations for healthy choices in vending machines, and support for making healthy food choices on and off campus.
Searching for guidance to plan a balanced meeting or event? Use the Get Balanced! Guide for Meetings and Events when planning your next event to provide participants with a nourishing and delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, or afternoon or late-night snack. The guide includes a list of menu items with a cost per person breakdown from on and off-campus vendors.
Looking for inspiration? Here you will find recipes using fresh ingredients for simple balanced meals and snacks. Recipes include tips for easy adaptations depending on your dietary needs.
Grocery lists can be useful tools for a balanced diet. Here you will find lists organized by food category (e.g., veggies, fruit, grains, etc.) and by macronutrient source (e.g., foods that are good sources of vitamin D, etc.). Both lists include space to write in additional grocery items. Happy shopping!
The Get Balanced! Guide to Healthier Eating is a tool that has been developed through the collaboration of the Student Health Advisory Committee, Alice! Health Promotion, and Columbia Dining Services to provide more information regarding the food choices available to members of the Columbia University community. This guide can be used to make healthy food choices while on campus as well as at eateries that surround campus. Look for information on:
- Eating healthy in on-campus dining halls
- Essential vitamins and minerals (and where to get them)
- Vegetarian and vegan dining
- Balanced beverages
- Celiac disease
- Kosher and Halal dining
- Balanced ChoicesTM program for on-campus vending machines
- Eating healthy in neighborhood restaurants
- Nutrition resources
Alice! and Dining Services collaborate on several initiatives that promote healthy eating on campus, including development of Get Balanced! Columbia University's Guide to Healthier Eating as well as other nutrition resources. Click on the links below to explore related Dining Services information.
You can make an appointment and communicate with a physician, nurse, or dietician using our secure online appointment system.
Have a nutrition-related question? Check out Go Ask Alice!
- Nutrition facts label
- Five or six meals a day vs. three?
- Complete and incomplete proteins in grains and vegetables?
- Interested in becoming a vegetarian?
- What's a healthy weight?