Health and Nutrition


The best YOU means the best MU!

The Health Services and the Acorns Campus Pantry team have created this page to connect students with information and resources about food and nutrition related to health.

Below you will find information about nutrition and additional resources. 

Why Does Nutrition Matter? 

  • 9 in 10 Americans consume too much sodium.
  • In the United States 42% of adults have obesity.
  • Of US adults 96 million - more than 1 in 3 - have prediabetes.

    It is our goal for every student at Manchester University to thrive in their environment and to create healthy habits. 
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What Influences Nutrition?

Diet evolves over time, being influenced by many social and economic factors that interact in a complex manner to shape individual dietary patterns. These factors include income, food prices (which will affect the availability and affordability of healthy foods), individual preferences and beliefs, cultural traditions, and geographical and environmental aspects (including climate change).
(WHO, 2020)

Health Services wishes to emphasize the importance of health and nutrition, including unique individual needs, so that students can perform at their best while they learn and grow at Manchester.

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