It may be easier than you think to eat healthy while you are in college. You might not always have access to your meal plan (or want to eat in the dining hall), so knowing ahead of time where your local, healthy choices are can be helpful.
Follow these 10 tips for local and fresh choices.
• Vote with your fork! On average, your food has traveled 1,500 miles to reach your plate. Eat food grown or produced closer to home.
• Shop farmers markets and u-pick farms with friends. (Blueberries anyone?)
• Join the Real Food Challenge (www.realfoodchallenge.org) to help bring local food to your college campus.
• Join a CSA, community garden or start a garden with your family and friends.
• Support grocery stores, restaurants and businesses that sell and serve local food. (In other words, buy from them!)
• Get involved with your local 4-H chapter or travel with the WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms).
• Check out Ten Teens Rocking the Food Revolution Scene.
• Visit the Organic Consumers Association (www.organicconsumers.org) to petition for health food.
• Talk up your family’s local food experiences on your blog, Facebook or Twitter.
• Plan and cook a meal featuring local foods.
For more information about eating healthy on a student budget, click here.
Today we will tour Southern New Hampshire University, located in Manchester, NH!
At Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), we believe there are no limits to what our students can achieve. The University has 2,585 traditional full-time undergraduate students, with a total enrollment in all divisions (day, evening, online, etc.) of 17,534. We provide an intimate living and learning environment where people know your name and will help you succeed. Manchester, New Hampshire’s largest city, was named a top college town and a Forbes magazine “most livable city.”
Classes are taught by highly credentialed faculty who have professional experience and remain current in their fields. Academic and personal support is readily available, both inside and outside the classroom.
The University has three schools: the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business and the School of Education. We offer more than 40 majors including business, creative writing, culinary arts, education, justice studies, mathematics, graphic design, psychology, and more — all designed to help you launch a great career when you graduate.
Students receive a broad education in the liberal arts and intense practice in oral and written communication, coupled with the specific knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their chosen fields. Students also have the opportunity to take elective courses in whatever areas capture their curiosity and may elect to concentrate their electives to earn a minor. The curriculum offers both structure and flexibility. Study abroad opportunities are also available.
Click here for more information about Southern New Hampshire University!
Are you skilled at creating arguments? Do you enjoy debate about politics, rights, societal issues and philosophy? Are you interested in studying social sciences or humanities? If so, you might want to consider choosing legal studies as your major in college. These students are particularly interested in how law and society fit together.
According to the College Board, legal studies can be studied at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Also, legal studies could be a helpful major for students interested in attending law school after their undergraduate years. Consider taking AP Government, AP U.S. History, statistics or sociology in high school, in order to prepare for the major. Some typical college courses for a legal studies major are classes like constitutional law, philosophy of law, social-science research methods, and legal research and writing.
What to know before you apply
When you are looking at legal studies programs, it is important to have an idea of what you want to do post-graduation. For example, for those that know they want to be lawyers, you should find out if the colleges you are considering have pre-law advisement. Also, you should try and find out what other legal studies grads are doing with their degrees. Finally, look into the potential courses that you will be required to take. Do they sound interesting? Does the workload seem manageable?
A legal studies degree can lead to a career as a lawyer, legislator or paralegal. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, lawyers earned a yearly average of $130,490 in 2011, while legislators earned $38,860. Paralegals earned a yearly average of $49,960 in 2011.
For more information about choosing a career, visit NextStepU.com/Careers.
At the beginning of 2013, United Realty Partners launched United Realty Students – a scholarship program awarding $100,000 to students over the next 12 months who submit short essays answering “How Do I Invest In My Future?”
United Realty believes that they can invest in the future by investing in education. They are providing students with multiple prizes awarded every two months.
They just launched the third submission period and it will run until July 1, 2013. Apply today!
NextStepU has quite a few winners to announce this week!
Prize #1: Move-in ready pack goes to…Heidy Veliz
Includes a complete Twin XL bedding set, an accessories set and towel set from DormCo.com.
Prize #2: College plush comforter goes to…Steve Newman
Includes a Twin XL comforter (a DormCo Exclusive).
Prize #3: MirrorCase (for iPhone 4/4S) goes to…Tammy Little
Eliminate “phone face” with the ability to hold your device at a more natural angle while you take pictures and video.
Facebook giveaway mystery prizes go to…Ian Fairclough and Jake Mabus
You’ll each receive a mystery prize from DormCo.
The winners from the Facebook page contest will all be contacted via email to claim their prize.
The blog mystery prize winner is Deon Y. who said:
“I think that those who are continuously motivated to be successful in college, ultimately are the ones who are. A poster of Muhammad Ali would motivate me day after day, seeing that his confidence allowed him to be one of, if not the greatest of all-time. This poster would be a constant reminder for me to strive for the best while in college.”
Deon Y., please send an email to Editor@NextStepU.com with your shipping address so that we can send you your prize.
There is also the winner of Kinivo’s BTX450 portable speaker.
Congratulations Jeva Greenidge, who said “I’ll be listening to my Calyso commentaries for Crop Over. E.g.Gabby, Allison Hinds, etc. Also, my podcasts for school and favourites such as Joe, Taylor Swift and Maria Carey”
Jeva, please send an email to Editor@NextStepU.com with your shipping address so that we can send you your prize.
Congrats again to the winners! Make sure to stop back next week when we announce the Monsters University winners.
Beginning May 31st we’ll also start a HUGE summer of giveaways from Keurig, GiftCard.com, DormCo.com, Co-Ed Supply and more! Make sure to subscribe to get our posts so you won’t miss a thing!
Winners were selected using Random.org’s True Random Number Generator or List Randomizer.
Meet the Super Teens for NextStepU Magazine’s May/June 2013 issue. You can read more about their amazing accomplishments and what makes them “super” on the NextStepU.com/SuperTeens page.
We are always looking for teens to feature on NextStepU.com! If you know of a Super Teen (or are super yourself!), please fill out the Super Teen nomination form that can be found on the NextStepU.com/SuperTeens page.
Meet our cover model for the May/June 2013 issue.
Name: Paige W.
What was your favorite thing about high school? Experiencing new opportunities with my friends and creating friendships that I’ll never forget.
What activities were you involved in? Dance, modeling, Link Crew
What are your hobbies? Dancing and reading
What’s your advice to students planning for college? Don’t freak out about not knowing your future plans. Allow yourself to enjoy the process of finding what career suits you best. Know there will always be help if you ask for it.
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