March is National Nutrition Month. Each year the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics develops a campaign to promote better eating. This year the theme is “Bite by Bite.” We can make a change in our eating behaviors with each bite we take. We can choose healthful food items from each food group, choose healthful recipes, hydrate healthfully, practice portion control, take time to enjoy our food and enjoy healthful eating at school and work. UAMS Nutrition Services wants to make it easy for every student, employee, patient and visitor to have healthy options available.
We offer healthful options at each of our retail locations. You can find salads, fruit, low-fat dairy and lean protein sources across campus. We offer whole grain breads, plant-based entrees such as black bean burgers, portabella sandwiches, tempeh and a variety of vegetarian choices, and nitrate-free meats. The cafeteria has a heart-healthy plate and a 500-calorie plate daily. The cauliflower crust pizzas are delicious and full of plant power. Even our snacks have gotten healthy! Look for hummus and avocado toast in our grab-and-go coolers. We carry a line of Beanfield bean chips, Smart Popcorn, Off the Eaten Path, Kind Bars, Simply Chips and other healthy snacks. Doc Java now offers fresh fruit smoothies too!
Whether you are hungry for a meal or a snack, we have the healthy options you are looking for.