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Healthy U

Selections with the Healthy U icon are healthier options you can choose every day, all across campus.
These selections meet the following criteria:

• Less than 30 percent calories from total fat
• Less than 10 percent calories from saturated fat
• At least two grams of fiber 

Why Choose Healthy U?
• Foods that are lower in fat and contain fiber tend to be healthier.
• For example, fruits and vegetables meet this criteria as well as whole grains, beans and lentils among others.
• Foods that are excluded by this criteria are refined grains, sugary treats, fattier meats and other less healthy food options.
• Choosing Healthy U foods regularly will help contribute to a healthier lifestyle.
This information provided by Wellness Dietitians.

In addition to Healthy U options, the Northern Fare Food Court in the Student Union also posts nutrition facts for regular menu items at each station. You can also visit the NKU Dining website for information on sustainability, avoiding gluten, ask a dietitian and other online nutrition resources.

Healthy Food Policy

Did you know that NKU is the only college in the state of Kentucky that has a Healthy Food Policy? We want you to have healthy, affordable, easy to access food on campus. Check out the Healthy Food Policy to learn more. 

Meatless Monday

Much of the saturated fat in your diet comes from meat. Saturated fat is the icky stuff that clogs arteries, which can lead to heart disease, stroke and weight gain.

Go meatless one day per week and reduce your intake of saturated fat. It matters!
Research shows that by reducing your saturated fat intake by just 15 percent, you can reduce your chance of heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes. So, how can you reduce your intake by 15 percent?
Do the math
One meatless day out of 7 = 15 percent reduction!
How easy is that?

Go meatless for the health of the environment!
Reduce your carbon footprint. Raising animals for food requires a significant amount of water, land, and fossil fuels for transportation. Cutting meat out of some or all of your meals can significantly reduce your impact on the environment.

Go meatless on campus
Each dining location in the Student Union Northern Fare Food Court features a meatless entree on Mondays. Meatless meals are also offered on Mondays in both Callahan Bistro and Village Cafe in Norse Commons. Other dining locations throughout campus offer Meatless options on some Mondays and throughout the week.

Go meatless at home.
Try some of these delicious meals at home!

Healthy Vending

Who says you can’t find Healthy snacks in vending machines? At NKU we provide an easy way to identify healthier options for on-the-go students, faculty, and staff.

Just look for the colored spirals:

Green = Healthier Choices
Blue = Diabetic Friendly Choices
White = Low Sodium Choices

Meeting Well – Healthy Catering

Meeting Well puts a healthy yet affordable spin on catered food on campus, making it easy for you to select healthy and delicious food for all of your catered events. You can select some Meeting Well items for your next event or choose to serve your guests an entire Meeting Well menu.

From sit down meals to afternoon breaks to evening receptions, show your guests that you care about their health and well being by catering your next event with Meeting Well choices.

Find out more and see sample menus in the Meeting Well Guide or call or email Northern Class Catering:
859-572-7782 /

Green Bean Grocery Delivery

NKU Wellness is partnering with Green BEAN Delivery  to make eating local and sustainably affordable, accessible and convenient for you! 

**Introductory rate for new members: Use the promo code NKUWELLNESS to receive 20% off 3 orders!

Green Bean Delivery is a home delivery service that focuses on bringing organic, preservative-free, natural groceries right to your door. Enjoy the convenience of placing custom orders from their virtual grocery store on a weekly or bi-weekly basis to best fit your needs. Membership is free and you can easily register online for this service. **Please visit the Ohio page to register for Northern Kentucky delivery.

Outside of the Green BEAN delivery area? Here are a few suggestion:

  • Pair up with a co-worker or friend.
  • Find an alternate delivery location.
  • Pick your order up at the Green BEAN warehouse.

**Due to safety concerns with the weight of the bins, as well as varying delivery times, it is not in the best interest of participants to include an NKU drop off location, unless you are a campus resident.