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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

March 8, 2013

Northwest, Campus Dining celebrate national nutrition month

Northwest Missouri State University Campus Dining is proud to join the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in celebrating National Nutrition Month®. With the theme of “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day,” this year’s National Nutrition Month recognizes that while food preferences, lifestyle, cultural and ethnic traditions, and health concerns can all impact individual food choices, the development of a personalized healthy eating style is essential.

“National Nutrition Month highlights the importance of making informed food choices that work for each individual’s lifestyle and nutrition needs,” said Shelby Wilmes, Northwest Campus Dining’s registered dietitian. “We are committed to providing the campus community with a menu that features a variety of healthy options and supports consumers’ changing preferences.”

Throughout March, Northwest Campus Dining will celebrate National Nutrition Month with a display at the front of the Bearcat Food Court. Wilmes will be at the table twice a week with food samples, tips, informational handouts and plate displays of balanced meals available on campus. Campus Dining has created a month-long nutrition challenge calendar and invites the entire campus community to participate. Additionally, Campus Dining is conducting a recipe share for Northwest students and employees to submit their favorite healthy recipe, with the chance of it being featured on campus. 

In addition to on-campus events, Campus Dining offers a few ways students can “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day” from the food and nutrition experts at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:

Additionally, students can utilize the free CampusDish mobile app to review nutrition information for menu items, search for items by nutrition content, and more. Available for iPhones, iPads and Android phones, the app provides instant access to on-campus nutrition information. Students can also visit to learn more about healthy meal choices on campus.


About Aramark Higher Education

Northwest Missouri State’s Campus Dining provider, Aramark Higher Education, is dedicated to excellence in dining, facility, and stadium and arena services. Aramark enhances the living and learning experience and environment for more than 600 colleges and universities throughout North America. 

Recently Northwest announced a new five-year contract with Aramark, that will include a transformation of its dining areas and menu options next fall while offering national brands and building on wellness and sustainability initiatives.

For more information and a list of Aramark’s services, visit


About the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, formerly the American Dietetic Association, is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy is committed to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy. Visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
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