Nutrition Facts Students Need To Know


The main concern for most students is their academic performance, assignments, and the college experience. Unknown to them, nutrition will have an effect on all these factors. If your nutrition is good, your grades will improve, learning is easier, and assignments looks easy. Poor nutrition will give you the worse college experience with low grades, poor health, and low energy for an enjoyable life.

A student who is in control of his nutritional choices boosts performance in class. Of course, His social and personal life will also improve. Here are nutritional facts that every student should have in mind.

Do Not Skip Your Breakfast

The morning rush causes a lot of students to skip breakfast. This becomes your original nutritional sin. Your body and mind will begin the day without the energy they need to maintain a rigorous body during the day. Your performance in class, social activities, and also while pursuing personal goals, will decline. Plan your morning meals to ensure that the body has a sufficient supply of energy and the nutrients it needs.

Natural Foods Are Better

The taste buds of a student appear to be oriented towards junk. This could be from peer pressure or the much time spent out of a room where the student has a better choice of diet. As much as possible, consume natural foods as opposed to excessively processed variety. Processing removes some of the essential nutrients. It also adds chemicals, like preservatives, that would be detrimental to your health. Natural foods give you sufficient serving to guarantee good health.

Take A Lot Of Water

Water helps in maintaining the optimum body temperature. It also ensures the transportation of nutrients to all parts of the body and the removal of waste materials. Water is also critical for effective brain function. Lack of enough water in the body will affect the flexibility of your joints. Your brain functions will also be limited. Take enough water to keep the body healthy.

Add A Pinch Of Salt

Salt is often mentioned in negative light whenever nutritionists talk. However, it is one of the most important components of a meal to keep a student healthy. The sodium in salt helps in blood pressure regulation. Lack of sodium will expose you to kidney issues, stroke, and heart attacks, among other health complications. It also affects your brain functions.

Plan Your Diet

The secret to good nutrition for a student is to plan your diet. Assess the foods you take for breakfast, lunch, and dinner to ensure that they are balanced. While you take the sweetest meals at the restaurant, its nutritional and dietary composition must be assessed to ensure that it is balanced.

Article edited and fact checked by our editorial team


  • Visioli F, Marangoni F, Poli A, Ghiselli A, Martini D. Nutrition and health or nutrients and health? Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2022 Mar;73(2):141-148. doi: 10.1080/09637486.2021.1937958.
  • Al-Awwad NJ, Al-Sayyed HF, Zeinah ZA, Tayyem RF. Dietary and lifestyle habits among university students at different academic years. Clin Nutr ESPEN. 2021 Aug;44:236-242. doi: 10.1016/j.clnesp.2021.06.010.
  • Baungaard C, Lane KE, Richardson L. Understanding nutrition students’ knowledge, perceived barriers and their views on the future role of nutritionists regarding sustainable diets. Nutr Bull. 2023 Dec;48(4):572-586. doi: 10.1111/nbu.12649.