Nutrition Resources

Healthy & Fit

A healthy lifestyle includes a nutritious diet, physical fitness and emotional well-being.


Campus Dining is committed to providing nutritious food to the campus community. The choices will satisfy anyone's APPetite for variety and flavor. Dine on freshly prepared entrees, vegetables, pasta, pizza, sandwiches, salad, desserts and more. 

If you need one-on-one advice, Appalachian's Student Wellness Center works with students who would like information about healthy eating or nutritional counseling.


At Appalachian State University, students have three state-of-art exercise facilities on campus. There is something for everyone at University Recreation.

With the wealth of outdoor activities in the High Country - from hiking to biking and from boating to skiing - there are endless opportunities to be active.


As included in tuition and fees, students have access to Counseling & Psychological Services and the Student Wellness Center.

Recommended Websites

Appalachian State University and Campus Dining are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of other sites. Please understand that they are independent from Appalachian State University and Campus Dining, and that Appalachian State University and Campus Dining have no control over the content on such web sites, and we do not endorse or accept any responsibility for the content, or the use, of such web sites.


ChooseMyPlate icon showing plate divided into portion sizes based on food
The United States Department of Agriculture ChooseMyPlate site contains information on food groups, portion sizes, balancing calories and more.


fruits & veggies - more matters
Fruits & Veggies—More Matters® is 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).


High Country Outdoors logoHigh Country Outdoors
High Country Outdoors is a resource for outdoor activities and adventures in Western North Carolina.



Blue Ridge Parkway iconBlue Ridge Parkway
Outstanding scenery and recreational opportunities make the Blue Ridge Parkway one of the most visited sections of the National Park System.

Food Allergies

FARE logoFood Allergy Research & Education
Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) works on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies. FARE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was formed in 2012 as the result of a merger between the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network and the Food Allergy Initiative.

National Foundation for Celiac AwarenessThe National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA)
The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness provides guides and lists to help you stay on the gluten-free track and keep celiac disease symptoms at bay.