Health and Wellness Resources

It’s App State’s top priority to provide a safe and healthy environment for students, faculty and staff, because wellness, health and safety are central to your ability to focus — on your education, your teaching, your research, your work.

Campus Dining is committed to providing a variety of healthy food choices along with offering resources to help you navigate eating a healthy, balanced diet.

App State Resources

Appalachian Cares is your source for wellness, health and safety information, resources and support for the campus community. App State offers many dedicated resources on our campus to help you navigate the challenges of student life safely and successfully. This is a good place to start.

Resources and services include direct clinical services, education and training. Here are a few examples:

  • Student Health Service is a primary care campus health clinic helping to meet the needs of App State students.

  • Counseling and Psychological Services assists the App State Community in maximizing the personal growth and development of its members. Services focus on education, prevention, remediation and crisis management.

  • Wellness and Prevention Services serves all students through the promotion of healthy behaviors, risk behavior modification services and advocacy for campuswide health policies, which facilitate student success and holistic well-being. 

Mountaineer Food Hub & Free Store is open to students, staff and faculty and provides staple foods, fresh produce, bread, breakfast items and personal care products to Mountaineers in need. The free store carries interview clothing, winter gear, school supplies, household items and various other goods.

Mountaineer Meal Share is a short-term assistance program that allocates money toward meals for students who are experiencing food insecurity. Campus Dining developed the program in partnership with the Student Government Association and the Office of the Dean of Students.

Additional Resources

The U.S. Department of Agriculture guide on food groups, portion sizes, balancing calories and more.

Fruits & Veggies — More Matters®

A national public health initiative created to encourage Americans to eat more fruits and vegetables—fresh, frozen, canned, dried and 100% juice. The development of Fruits & Veggies—More Matters was led by Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) and is a partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Your portal for health-related resources and news from the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

Research-based advice on what to eat and drink to build a diet that can promote healthy growth and development, help prevent diet-related chronic disease, and meet nutrient needs.

Current information on a vast amount of nutrition topics such as dietary supplements, cultural cuisine, meal planning and meal preparing.

The Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition provides information on food recalls, food safety and food illness outbreaks. It is a great site to stay up to date on current legislation for food and nutrition.

The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. NEDA serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care.


Franchise Nutritional Resources

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Chick-fil-A provides nutritional information for their menu items as well as information on ingredients and food allergies.

Hissho Sushi

Campus Dining's sushi provider, Hissho Sushi, provides nutritional information for menu items on their website. Packages are marked with ingredients and common allergens.

McAlister's Deli

McAlister's Deli provides nutritional information for their menu items as well as information on ingredients and food allergies.