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Gauging campus nutrition
BY ABBEY CALDWELL
STAFF WRITER
Central campus restaurants can
be a quick and convenient stop for
hungry students on the go, but it's up
to patrons to make healthy choices.
Amanda Holliday, a registered
dietitian in the School of Public
Health, toured Lenoir Dining Hall
and Alpine Bagel Cafe with The
Daily Tar Heel to examine the nutri
tional value of various restaurant
options.
Alpine Bagel Cafe
Holliday said the bagel shop
is overall one of the best dining
options offered on campus.
“If it's a hamburger or a bagel, go
for the bagel." she said.
“(The bagels) aren't that big, and
they look fairly thin." she said, so
the serving size does not have to be
customers' No. l concern.
Holliday said choosing bagels
that are higher in fiber like
cracked wheat, cinnamon raisin and
sun-dried tomato ls important.
But, like any other sandwich,
toppings and dressings are some
thing to watch out for.
“‘Turkey piled high with crisp
bacon,'" Holliday read off Alpine’s
menu. "I'd probably steer clear of
that."
Jamba Juice
A high caloric content can make
smoothies less than nutritious.
“All of them are going to be very
great and have lots of antioxi
dants," she said. “But the problem
is serving size."
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An original-size Jamba Juice
smoothie can have about 440 cal
ories. and a power-size smoothie
hits about 570.
“Hidden calories are what will
get you," she said. “So share it with
a friend or your significant other."
But Holliday said smoothies can
be an adequate meal replacement if
students are running too late to sit
down for a bowl of cereal.
“If it comes down to no breakfast
or having a smoothie, 1 would tell
my patients to have a smoothie,"
she said.
Mediterranean Deli
Greek food can be a healthy
choice, but Holliday said it is impor
tant to focus on portion size.
The size of Mediterranean Deli’s
panini can be deceiving.
“Paninis, at first glance, seem
like a good option, but it's a lot of
cheese," she said. “You're negating
the other healthy options."
A better option, she said, would
be to opt for the side sampler with
choices like hummus and tabouli.
Subway
“Subway is one of those places
that gets it," Holliday said.
She said that one of the most
impressive things about Subway in
Lenoir is that it has a milk option.
And the Fresh Fit for Kids menu
also can be a healthy choice.
“It's a 3-inch sub which is a
perfect-size sandwich —and you
get apples and milk," she said.
But if a kids-size meal isn't sat
isfying enough, she said there are
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plenty more nutritious options
like the “6 grams of fat or less’
menu.
“I encourage my clients to go
to Subway and chock it full with
lettuce and other vegetables," she
said. “Those are hard to find at
other places."
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Mexican food is a common staple
around Chapel Hill, but Holliday
said its heavy cheese content can
hurt its nutritional value.
Holliday said the smartest
Mexican food choice is rice and
beans because they provide a
strong source of protein.
But she said tacos are a nice way
for people to eat Mexican food and
limit their portion sizes. And burri
tos can be healthy as long as they're
shared with a friend.
“The thing about burritos is that
it depends on what you put in it,"
she said. "Choose chicken, and then
chock it full of vegetables."
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• 1/2 cup baisamic gafden salad
• 1 cup Szechuan shrimp stir fry
• 1/2 cup white rice
• 1/2 cup mashed potatoes
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• 1/2 cup french hies
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WEDNESDAY. APRIL 16, 2008
With burgers, fries and a seemingly endless supply of cookies, it can be
difficult to make good decisions at the dining halls. Keep in mind some of
our tips to make your meals healthier:
CALORIE COUNTER
Approximate total calories: 380
You would have to walk
from the Bell Tower to the
Old Well more than 15
times to bum off this meal.
Approximate total calories: 440
You would have to walk
from the Bell Tower to the
Old Well more than 18
times to burn off this meal.
Approximate total calories: 1.020
You would have to walk
from the Bell Tower to the
Old Well more than 41
times to burn off this meal.
DTH,AMANDA PURSER. CHRISTINE HEUINGER AND REBECCA ROUE
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ONE STEP FURTHER
• Instead of putting cheese on
your chili, add a spoonful of
salsa or com.
• Make sure your salad has
more romame lettuce than
iceberg (which is mostly water
and does not have as many
nutrients).
• Substitute white nee for
brown
• Avoid adding sour cream to
your mashed potatoes
• Replace a side with mixed fruit
or a salad
• Switch out a thick crust pizza
for a thin oust.
• Try pizza made with wheat
instead of just plain flour
• Opt for vegetables instead of
pepperom or sausage toppings
    

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