Fuel Your Body

Your body needs fuel to get through the day, so it is important to honor your hunger. On the flip side, pay attention to when you're eating for reasons other than hunger. Eat when you're hungry, stop when you're full.

Don't Skip Breakfast

Remember to eat breakfast! Eating within one hour of waking up boosts your metabolism and gives your body the energy it needs to start the day.

Drink Water

Drink eight to 10 cups of water per day and drink at regular intervals to stay hydrated. Being adequately hydrated helps you maintain energy and keeps you focused. 


Consume Fruits and Veggies 

Aim for at least five servings of fruits and vegetables so that your body gets the nutrients it needs. Try to eat more vegetables than fruits, and make sure your diet is as colorful and varied as possible.

Eat Whole Grains

Try to eat a mix of whole and enriched grains, like oats, quinoa, and brown rice. Dietary fiber from whole grains or other foods may help reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower risk of heart disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and other health benefits.

Nutrition Counseling

Student Health Services offers free nutrition counseling to help you set goals, answer any medical concerns and lead a healthier, happier life.


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Human Services Resource Center

HSRC provides direct service, outreach, education and referral services to OSU students facing hunger, housing problems and poverty. Its aim is to ensure basic human needs are met so that students can pursue a quality education. Below are some of the services they provide.

Food Assistance is a program that offers subsidies for on-campus food purchases. Mealbux is awarded to students who are struggling to have enough money to afford healthy and filling food regularly on their limited budget.

Food Pantry supports students and community members by offering access to fresh produce, non-perishable food and other grocery items. It is open twice a month. Make sure you bring your own grocery bag!

@eatfreeOSU is a Twitter account that highlights events with free food on campus. You can find free, ready-to-eat meals and also engage with the OSU community.