Eat when you’re hungry, stop when you’re full.
Snacking for Better Sleep
Sometimes a small snack before you head to bed can also help you sleep. When you pair tryptophan-containing foods with carbohydrates, it may help calm the brain and allow you to sleep better.
If you need a bedtime snack, try:
- Half a turkey sandwich
- A small bowl of whole-grain, low-sugar cereal
- Granola with low-fat milk or yogurt
- A banana
Free Nutrition 101 Workshops in the Student Health Center
These workshops offer guidance on how to create healthy and balanced meals. Workshops are peer facilitated by CSUF Nutrition Advocates and are offered several times a week.
- Tuesdays (3:00 – 4:00 pm)
- Wednesdays (11:30am – 12:30pm or 4 – 6 pm)
This is an opportunity to learn more about nutrition in a small group setting. To sign up for a Nutrition 101 workshop please contact Darany Hoang. Walk-ins are welcome to these workshops in the Student Health Center, but we ask that all participants arrive within the first 10 minutes of class.
This is an app and an online source to help you discover healthy food. Fooducate has an extensive database to research the healthiest cereal, yogurt and snack product information.
Nourish is an educational initiative designed to open a meaningful conversation about food and sustainability, particularly in schools and communities.
Choose My Plate
Make half your plate fruits and vegetables! Check out the new food pyramid for tips on healthy eating, meal planning, weight management; or access the super tracker to plan and analyze your diet and physical activity.
Healthy eating is made easier with tons of recipes available for students learning to cook their own meals, including a recipe calculator to calculate the nutrient content of homemade meals.
Do I need a multivitamin? How about calcium, omega-3, or zinc supplements? Discover the ideal food sources of each major vitamins and mineral, so that you can maximize your nutrition through whole foods.
Do you have a helpful web app or resource you’d like to share with other CSUF students? Send your suggestions to Narayana Darst, Interim Director of Health Education and Promotion.