Greystone: Your Summer Savior

Tucked in across from TeaHive in Western Dining Commons, Greystone is the most convenient and expansive shopping experience on Western campus and this summer it is open, providing students, incoming and current, a breath of fresh air in what has been a hot, humid – and very rainy – summer.

Western campus has been the staging area for another great class of Miami RedHawks this summer, hosting First-Year Student Orientation for meals and housing since June 3rd. Through it all, Greystone has remained, providing students with a wide-range of options for any of their needs.

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Greystone Market on Western campus.

Whether it be a member of Miami University’s Class of 2019 who left a cosmetic item at home, blinded by their growing excitement to begin their journey as a RedHawk, or a seasoned veteran of college life who knew they needed a drink before diving out into the blinding sun and searing heat (or pouring rain…), Greystone has been there, offering groceries, snacks, water, salads and sandwiches. Greystone has been a “summer savior”, preparing you for what you weren’t prepared for.

For those of you who have yet to complete orientation at the beautiful Oxford, Ohio campus, Greystone is still open this summer for your convenience. Need toothpaste? We have it. Need a snack? We also have that. Or, just stop by to check out the natural and organic items we carry on our shelves.

For those of you who were caught unaware and didn’t find yourself graced by the convenience of Greystone, be sure to stop by this fall or try any of the other market options throughout the Miami University campus. Whether it is M Emporium in Armstrong Student Center, Market Street at MacCracken, Spring Street Market in Shriver Center or the Dorsey Market (NEW!) on East Quad, the Miami markets have everything you need at your convenience.

Greystone Summer Hours

Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Wednesday-Friday: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday: 7 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Party on the Patio!

As apart of the Mulaa Madness 15 Days of Savings Events, there was a special Party on the Patio on Friday, May 8th. With food, games, and giveaways, it was the perfect study break for a hot sunny day!

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Serving food inside a variety of frisbees, students were able to both eat and play.

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Food selections included finger foods such as BBQ chicken wings, veggies, hummus and chips, and iced tea.

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We hope everybody who attended our Party on the Patio had a blast! Be on the lookout for more Mulaa Madness events happening on campus!

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Farewell to Martin

With the upcoming renovations taking place on North Quad, we unfortunately have to give a (temporary) farewell to Martin Dining Hall.

Martin Dining Hall, completed in 1965, was named in honor of the University’s first boarding department director, Clara Feeney Martin, a 1908 Miami graduate.

Join us May 5th, 6th and 7th as we hold special events in honor of the dining hall which will be reopening in 2016.

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On tonight’s dinner menu: a chocolate fountain, featuring pineapple chunks, dried apricots, marshmallows and more!

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You don’t want to miss out on this yummy treat. Grab your friends and go to Martin for dinner tonight and enjoy!

Seventh Inning Stretch at Martin!

Tonight at Martin Dining Hall, there will be a pre-finals Seventh Inning Stretch themed dinner from 5-8pm. With finger foods, hot dogs, pizza, root beer floats and more, who wouldn’t want to miss this knockout of a meal?

Here’s a sneak peak of Cherry Tarts, one of tonight’s desserts.

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Hope to see you there!

Guest Blogger, Rose Kaplan, on National Nutrition Month

Healthy Habits for National Nutrition Month

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January is for new years resolutions and February is when we break them—sounds familiar, right? Well the good news is that March brings a fresh opportunity to give those resolutions another go. March, or as most nutrition professionals know it, National Nutrition Month, is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually every March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in order to draw awareness to making healthier choices. The 2015 theme, “Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle,” is meant to encourage individuals to adopt eating and physical activity habits that are focused on consuming fewer calories, making informed food choices, and moving more to maintain a healthy weight, reduce the risk of chronic disease, and promote overall health.

In honor of National Nutrition Month, below are 5 simple health habits that are worth adopting into your life. When it comes to making healthy lifestyle choices, small, gradual changes can add up over time. Try one of these, or all 5 as you take a “bite into a healthy lifestyle.”

  1. Drink 1 Extra Glass of Water per Day
    Think of water as a nutrient your body needs, that happens to be present in just about everything humans consume—liquids, foods and plain water. Consuming enough water is key to replace the large amounts your body loses each day. When water intake does not equal water output, you can become dehydrated. Your body is composed of about 60% water so adequate hydration is key to sustain life. For those of you watching your weight, water can even help control calories by helping to keep you full. Aim for about 2 liters of water a day, or eight, 8 ounce glasses.
  2. Jumpstart Your Day With Breakfast
    Would you ever go on a road trip without filling the car up with gas? Then why would you start your day without breakfast? Eating breakfast provides your body with the fuel it needs to conquer each day. A breakfast that is high in fiber and protein will help to keep you full and energized. Studies show that starting the day out with a healthy breakfast can lend to better eating habits all day long. Looking for suggestions? Try oatmeal with banana and peanut butter, or a veggie and egg scramble on a whole wheat english muffin. Both options are high in fiber and protein, and are perfect for providing your body with the energy needed to tackle a busy day.
  3. Move More!
    This may seem like common sense, but moving more can do wonders for your health. Government statistics show almost half of people report sitting more than six hours a day, and 65 percent say they spend more than two hours a day watching TV.   Those who sit have a higher risk for numerous health issues like obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. Studies have shown that walking briskly for even one to two hours a week (15-20 minutes a day) can decrease a person’s chances of having a heart attack, stroke, developing diabetes, or dying prematurely.
  4. Eat More Greens
    Incorporate lettuce into your meals to add nutrients and water into your diet. Lettuce and greens are high in fiber and water which helps you to bulk up your meals for not a lot of calories! The darker the color of the greens, the more nutritious and flavorful it is. Give kale or collards a try; both happen to be very trendy foods right now! Try eating a side salad with your lunch and pumping up the nutritional value of your dinner by throwing greens into your soup or chili. You can also search online for a new, creative way to cook with greens. The options are endless.
  5. Eat Less Processed Foods
    We live in a world where unfortunately, many of our food options come out of a box or from a drive-through. It may not be realistic to get all your food fresh from the ground (we’d all have to be farmers for that), but making a conscious effort to prepare more meals from scratch is a step in the right direction. Preparing quick, simple recipes using whole, nutritious ingredients is just one easy way to start eating less processed foods. Begin with a small goal—trying one new recipe each week, then build up from there! If you are short on time, prep meals in advanced—this will make it simple and quick to cook a made-from-scratch meal in a matter of minutes!

 

Looking for more information on National Nutrition Month? Check out NationalNutritionMonth.org/NNM.

References
11 Simple Health Habits Worth Adopting Into Your Life. (2014, December 14). Retrieved March 2, 2015

National Nutrition Month – March 2015. (n.d.). Retrieved March 2, 2015

The Benefits of Physical Activity. (n.d.). Retrieved March 2, 2015

Head over to Rose’s blog for more great tips! 

The All Inclusive Western Buffet

Down at the Western Dining Commons there’s been a new change in town—students can now enjoy a full buffet-style dinner, which includes access to all food stations inside. Along with the extended Allergen Free station, there’s also a new dessert station full of cake and cookie choices. Just come in, grab any hot-and-ready dishes you feel in the mood for, and eat up!

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Build Your Own Pizza at The Sundial Pizza Company

Just like Hanie’s Boulangerie the Sundial Pizza Company has given students a special option to build their own creations, with pizza! First students pick a base sauce, either alfredo or tomato. Then they can load up on all the veggie toppings Sundial has to offer, from crunchy green peppers to fresh artichokes! Finally they choose which proteins they want like pepperoni, sausage, ham, bacon, or chicken!

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“The Delish menu changed, so I decided to check it out.”

Maplestreet Station is relatively new as of last fall, and with new developments come experimentation and adjustments to bring about improvement. I heard that the Delish menu changed over break, so I decided to check it out. The first change I noticed was that while students can still choose from eight unique sandwich options, they also have the option to completely customize their own sandwich—kind of like how Encounter’s burgers work.

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The menu offers a myriad of bread, cheese, meat, sauces, and additional topping choices. In fact, other students in line with me agreed that they found this menu easier to order from. Instead of ordering an already established menu item sandwich and having to switch out the bread or meat choice to get what you desire, you are now able to pick exactly what you want without any hassle.

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In my opinion, the Delish menu is better than ever, and I would recommend checking it out for yourself!

Kelsey Simpson
Miami Sophomore
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Want to be a guest blogger? Email davishmd@miamioh.edu for more information.

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