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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Fitting in Fitness During the Winter

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 | 3:57 PM Posted by Northeastern Dining , , , , , , , No comments


With assistance from Northeastern graduate student Melissa Pryputniewicz

Winter is probably one of the least popular times of year. The days are shorter, the weather is gloomy and can be brutal – sometimes it feels as though winter will never end! For many reasons, people are less active during the winter months. Some people develop mild depression during the winter while others don't want to travel in the snow or cold to go to work let alone go to the gym. Even though it would be nice to curl up and hibernate, it is important to be physically active during these chilly winter months.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Water: We Can't Live Without It!

Friday, February 22, 2013 | 11:33 AM Posted by Northeastern Dining , , , , , No comments


Water is an essential nutrient and is involved in a variety of body functions, including regulating body temperature, transporting nutrients and oxygen to cells, and carrying waste products out of the body. But how do you know how much is enough - or too much?

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Cooking 101 Recap: Week III

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 | 12:28 PM Posted by Northeastern Dining , , , , , No comments


Hi everyone! Chef Barton here with our weekly Cooking 101 recap. After a week off last Tuesday so everyone could enjoy Mardi Gras, we got back on schedule last night with session three of our Cooking 101 series. This week featured the "Garde Manger," or cold section of the kitchen.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Three Easy Steps to Keeping Your Heart Healthy

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 | 9:38 AM Posted by Northeastern Dining , , , , , , No comments


With assistance from Northeastern graduate student Melissa Pryputniewicz

The heart's main function is to pump blood throughout your body. Blood brings oxygen and nutrients to your organs and carries waste products like carbon dioxide to be excreted from the body. When you think about it, the heart is a pretty important organ - and it is one that many young people take for granted.

It is very easy to think that you don’t have to start worrying about your heart health until your 40s, but the truth is that many behaviors you are engaging in now have an impact on your heart health later in life.

So, what puts you at risk for developing heart disease?

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Cooking 101 Recap: Week II

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 | 11:51 AM Posted by Northeastern Dining , , , , , , No comments


Chris Jennings - Northeastern Dining Quality Assurance Manager

We rolled right into Session II of the Cooking 101 series last evening in the XK. Before you start cooking your food, it is generally a good idea to cut it to your needs; so we worked on knife skills.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolutions

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 | 9:26 AM Posted by Northeastern Dining , , , , , No comments


With assistance from Northeastern graduate student Melissa Pryputniewicz

A new year brings the hope and promise of new starts. This makes it the perfect time for people to make resolutions to change certain behaviors. But even with good intentions many people don’t succeed in keeping their resolutions. A study in the Journal of Clinical Psychology found that only half of the people who made a resolution stuck with it after six months. So you may be asking, what are the keys to success?