If you have a food allergy of any kind, it is important that you first make this known on the Syracuse University Health Assessment form. This way, Health Services will have this important information in your medical chart. If you have a meal plan and eat at the various dining centers on campus, please contact the Syracuse University Food Services (SUFS) dietitian at 315-443-9884. The SUFS dietitian will work with you one-on-one to assist you in making healthy and safe food choices related to your food allergy and overall nutritional health. It is also very important that you carry up-to-date allergy medication with you at all times. In case of an emergency dial 711 from a campus phone or 911 if off campus. For more information about Food Allergies please make an appointment with the Syracuse University Health Services Dietitian and/or the Syracuse University Food Services Dietitian.
Your roommate may be experiencing some disordered eating patterns or may have an eating disorder. Eating disorders are psychological conditions that affect individuals in many different ways. While many people think that eating disorders are about food, they are not. It is much more complicated than that. The best help you can offer your friend is to encourage her to seek help with professionals at Health Services (443-9005) and the Counseling Center (443-4715). In the meantime, don't talk about food, weight or body image or size. Don't comment on physical attributes or looks. Please realize that you cannot “cure” your friend; successful recovery from disordered eating patterns or an eating disorder requires expert assistance from professionals. However, if this situation is making you uncomfortable or increasing the stress in your life, please come talk to us at Health Services and at the Counseling Center . You should not have to suffer because of your friend's health. For more information about how to help a friend with an eating disorder, pick up “How to help a friend 101” and other health resources at Health Services.
To ensure an adequate intake of protein as a vegetarian, try eggs, legumes, nuts, seeds and soy products. Some grains like quinoa are also good sources of protein. Also, don't forget foods such as hummus and nut butters. Iron rich foods include, beans, and iron enriched cereals and breads. To maximize the amount of iron that is absorbed from foods, try to include a vitamin C rich food like orange juice, tomatoes, strawberries and such with your meals. So, for example, throw some berries in your cereal or yogurt; or add tomatoes to your sandwich or salad; or drink orange juice with your cereal for breakfast. Dark leafy green vegetables are also good sources of iron and vitamin C.
Zinc can be found in fish, eggs, dairy products, nuts and seeds, legumes, soy products and enriched breads and cereals. Many dairy products are fortified with Vitamin D as well as soy milks and breakfast cereals. Other sources are egg yolks, cream cheese and shrimp.
You need several things to put on healthy muscle mass: