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Who is The RU Healthy Dining Team? 

                    Here’s the scenario…You have a hankering for food, so you head to the dining hall. You swipe in and just before you hit food nirvana, a group of students in red or white shirts beckon you to play their game. You think to yourself, “Self… play a game, answer a few nutrition questions and win a prize…I’m in!” You have now entered The Healthy Dining Team zone.

OUR GOAL: We aim to educate the college population about nutrition and to provide the necessary tools to adopt healthy eating habits while dining on campus.

READ ONE: The team writes weekly nutrition newsletters that can be found in all four campus dining halls as well as the Douglass Café. They are also posted around campus in the health and recreation centers. The newsletters cover topics pertinent to the college community while utilizing the most current evidence and research-based nutrition information. Each newsletter is reviewed by a Nutritional Sciences faculty member who is an expert in the field. Newsletters can be found online at, on the New Jersey Dietetic Association’s website or our website at

STOP BY: Every three weeks, The Healthy Dining Team brings a creative and interactive nutrition booth to the dining halls. The booths are a great way to test your nutrition know-how by participating in an exciting game with a chance to win a prize.

HAVE FUN: The Healthy Dining Team hosts many exciting programs through Dining Services. Check out our Facebook page (search “RU Healthy Dining Team”) for upcoming events such as our Live Cooking Shows, Iron Chef Competitions and annual Healthy Meal

KNOW US: The eight-member team consists of nutritional sciences majors under the tutelage and guidance of Nutrition Specialist Peggy Policastro, M.S., R.D. In addition to booths and newsletters, the students are also involved in research, which is conducted through surveys at our booths.

            Here is a quick summary of all the ways you can check out RU Healthy Dining Team

Facebook: search RU Healthy Dining Team

Twitter: @ RUHDT


Dining Website:

 Be one of the first five people to interact with us on any of these social media pages and you’ll receive a prize!

 Use Our Knowledge to Help You Eat Healthy at College!


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