National Nutrition Month Social Media Contest

The nutrition department of Appalachian State University’s Wellness and Prevention Services are partnering with Campus Dining to celebrate National Nutrition Month on campus, by promoting balanced eating on-campus. 

The contest is meant to have students share the healthy meals they create from the dining hall. Even if that means mixing and matching from different stations.

“We find that sometimes the best way to customize your experience is to create your favorite meal with, maybe, a side dish or salad from one venue and an entree from another,” Director of Campus Dining Pam Cline said. “This contest is just another fun way to encourage people to branch out and look for new favorites that are nutritious and exciting.” 

#AppStateDiningHacks Social Media Contest 

To enter our National Nutrition Month social media contest, show off the nutritious and delicious dishes you enjoy on campus: 

  1. Mix and match foods found throughout the dining halls to create your own dish with at least one fruit or vegetable. The more mixing and matching the better!. 

  2. Share a photo of your campaign using #AppStateDiningHack and

  3. Follow @CampusDining and @appstate_wellness on your social media platform of choice. 

Entries will be randomly selected at the end of each week to win App State themed prizes. Winners will be announced on the @appstate_wellness social media platforms each Monday. One large prize pack will be given away at the end of the month to celebrate a month of nutritious eating on campus. 

About National Nutrition Month 

National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of March, the academy invites everyone to focus on the importance of making informed food choices, developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

About Wellness and Prevention Services 

At Wellness and Prevention Services it is our mission to serve all students through the promotion of healthy behaviors, risk behavior modification services, and advocacy for campus-wide health policies that facilitate student success and holistic well-being. We offer services promoting health awareness and active lifestyles while taking a holistic approach to wellness, encompassing the eight dimensions of wellness. Nutrition consultations are available through our office and address a multitude of nutrition concerns, including developing a meal plan, learning to deal with dietary restrictions, metabolic concerns, and many more. Please stop by the Wellness and Prevention Services office to schedule an appointment with Janna Lyons, the Registered Dietitian at Wellness and Prevention Services or visit to learn more.

About Campus Dining 

Campus Dining is operated by Appalachian State University and offers dining services tailored to the campus community’s specific needs. With three dining facilities and daily catering events, Campus Dining provides opportunities for nourishment and also building and fostering relationships over shared meals and experiences. Campus Dining is committed to serving the Appalachian Community using sustainable practices such as local sourcing and contributing to campus composting and a constantly evolving partnership with the Office of Sustainability. Learn more at

Published: Mar 2, 2020 11:46am