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Andrea's Airport Style

4/7/2014

I do my fair share of traveling. Since my flights are usually long, comfort is key when it comes to my airport style. After some trial and error, I have finally developed a fool proof go to outfit that is fashionable and not pj's, slippers, and a robe. If you are traveling this break then you might consider implementing some of these tips (minus the two jackets). 

What Brandeis sponsored event are you most looking forward to attending this week/end?

3/17/2014

Party on with these helpful tips from PERC

3/12/2014

With Purim and St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, PERC (Peer’s Educating about Responsible Choices) wants to give you the inside scoop on how to stay safe, be smart, and HAVE FUN! Here are some tips to ensure you have an enjoyable weekend. 

1. EAT BEFORE YOU DRINK!

Having food in your stomach before you drink alcohol decreases your chance of getting sick. Certain foods that are high in carbs, fat, and protein are better to eat if you're drinking because they help absorb the alcohol into your system. Hamantaschen are a great sweet option!  

2. STAY HYDRATED!

Alcohol dehydrates your body, which causes painful headaches and hangovers! Make sure to drink plenty of WATER in order to keep yourself from feeling sick! If you find yourself having to pee a lot after you’ve been drinking, it means your blood alcohol level is increasing, so you need lots of water!!

3. DO NOT MIX TYLENOL (ACETAMINOPHOEN) WITH ALCOHOL!

Consuming Tylenol and alcohol will destroy your liver, so if you have a headache the night of a party, you are better off with Advil!

4. DO NOT MIX MARIJUANA WITH ALCOHOL

Mixing marijuana and alcohol is VERY DANGEROUS and the effects are unpredictable!

5. ALWAYS TRAVEL WITH A BUDDY!

What is your favorite item from the Her Campus Spring Break Survival Guide?

3/12/2014

Who was best dressed at the Oscars?

3/5/2014

What movie do you hope will win Best Picture at the Oscars?

2/26/2014

Eating Disorders Awareness Week: What you need to know

2/24/2014
February 23- March 1 is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week! To promote awareness and to educate students on the disease, Kate Moran, Registered Dietitian, will host a table at an event in Sherman Dining Hall Tuesday February 25 from 12-2pm. She will be encouraging students to sign a Fat Talk Free commitment and promote healthy image and body weight. Please stop by for information, resources and please bring questions and concerns. If you prefer not to stop at the table, please feel free to contact her privately at 781.736.4397 or kmoranrd@brandeis.edu.   Below is some important information on eating disorders and why they are important to discuss.    HC: How many people do eating disorders affect? KM: Eating disorders affect 70 million people worldwide. In the United States alone, as many as 10 million are suffering from anorexia or bulimia. That's more than are suffering from breast cancer! Some other shocking statistics include 95% of those who have eating disorders are between the ages of 12 and 26. As many as 10% of college women suffer from a clinical or nearly clinical eating disorder, and 33% of college women suffer from disordered eating habits. College for many is the first time living away from your family and friends, leaving your support system behind. It is very important to stay educated on the subject in best interest of your health, and surround yourself with people who care about you.   HC: How you know you have an eating disorder? KM: Typical characteristics of individuals with eating disorders are perfectionism, high achievement, and drive to succeed. Warning signs of an eating disorder include: • Skipping meals

Heart Healthy Valentine's Day Treat

2/10/2014

Valentine's Day is just around the corner! This Friday spread the love with a healthy vegan treat: Dark Chocolate Covered Figs. Dark chocolate offers healthy antioxidants which significantly decrease the amount of adverse effects of free radicals on regular physiological functions in the body. Fruits and vegetables high in antioxidants include pomegranates, berries, citrus, kale, spinach and Brussels sprouts. Millet and oats represent the grain group, while pinto beans and soy beans contain high levels for legumes. You can pre-make this recipe a day before the big date and store in your fridge. If your not a fan of figs try apricots, kiwi, bananas or even strawberries. The opportunities are endless...Enjoy!

Other healthy dessert alternatives to the recipes include smoothies, fruit Bars, pudding cups and fruit kabobs! 

Try a fruit smoothie with raspberries, strawberries and low-fat Greek yogurt, almond milk or OJ. Make your own frozen fruit bars by blending fruit then freezing them in Popsicle stick molds. You can also try pudding cups with your favorite pudding flavor, fresh fruit and cinnamon to taste. Don't forget kabobs either, by cutting up your favorite fruit and placing them on skewers. 

Happy Heart Healthy Valentines Day!

How will you be spending Valentine's Day?

2/10/2014

Get to know Kate Moran RD, LDN, Registered Dietitian for Brandeis Dining Services

2/5/2014

Her Campus Brandeis is excited to announce a new weekly colum with Sodexo Registered Dietitian Kate Moran RD, LDN! In Kate's column, you can expect the latest information on food and nutrition. From recipes to research, trends to tips, she hopes to have it all! Weekly events, special events, new products and offerings will also be available. The column is geared towards you, so if you have topics of interest please share!

Below is an interview with Kate to help you get to know her!    Why did you become a Registered Dietitian? I was on the crew team in college and in order compete on the light weight boat I had to obtain a certain weight. My focus quickly shifted from my fashion design major to eating healthy and cooking for my friends. I realized where my priorities were and understood I really wanted to help people. I secretly knew that I could always dress nice and apply my fashion education! I returned back to Boston and graduated from the Coordinated Program in Dietetics at Framingham State University.