The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ theme for national nutrition month, which takes place in March, is “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle.”

The student group Orange Wrap is planning is a Plinko game where students in the dining halls come to the table, play the game by dropping a disk in one of the slots on top. It can land in one of four categories: sweet, salty, fruit, or vegetable. There will be pictures of snack foods (carrots and hummus, Doritos, lattes, Greek yogurt, etc. ) that fall into these categories that they will pick to answer a question about. They will then receive a giveaway for participating. The activity is designed to educate them on why fruit, vegetables, and whole grains are healthy (what nutrients they offer), and make them aware of portion sizes, fat, calories, and sodium content of the less healthy snack items. Hopefully as a result they will choose healthier snack options. Dining hall schedules will be:

3/16, Ernie Davis, 5:30-7:30
3/17, Brockway, 11:30-1:30 and Goldstein, 5:30-7:30
3/18, Graham, 5:30-7:30
3/19, Shaw 5:30-7:30
3/26, Sadler 11:30-1:30