Office of Student Life

Dining Services

Balanced Buckeye

Stay balanced during your college years. Check out these tips!

  • Keep portion size in mind and focus on the foods you need to get more of in your diet, such as
    • Whole grains
    • Fruits and vegetables
    • Fat-free dairy products
    • Protein such as lean meats, fish, beans, or legumes’
    • Beans or legumes
  • Consider drinking beverages like water, fruit and vegetable infused water or unsweetened tea. Milk (cow, soy or almond) is also a good option, as it contains calcium, protein and Vitamin D.  
  • Ask for dressings, condiments and sauces on the side so you have more control of how much you use.


FRUITS Oranges, bananas, apples, fresh and frozen berries, dried fruit and 100% fruit juices
Salad bars, bagged mini carrots, sauteed and steamed vegetables, Grab'nGo salads, veggie cups and hummus plates
WHOLE GRAINS Orlando Seed'licious and Honey Wheat breads at all Traditions, whole wheat hamburger and sub buns, plain quinoa, whole wheat hoagie buns and tortillas
PROTEIN Grilled chicken breast, turkey burgers, mushroom blend burger, tofu, tempeh, beans, quinoa, Beyond Burgers, salmon, tuna, marinated chicken breast, eggs, egg whites, cottage cheese and Greek yogurt
DAIRY/DAIRY ALTERNATIVES Two percent and skim milk, low and non-fat yogurt, Greek yogurt, soy milk, almond milk and coconut yogurt