Some “Tidbits” For You To Share With Your Student

Some “Tidbits” For You To Share With Your Student

Posted by: on September 13, 2017   |Comments (0)|Students

With so many stressors, including hectic schedules, homesickness, and a full course load, it is important that students learn how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Here are a few helpful tips to share with your student on how to choose meals in Raymond Hall Dining that can help reduce stress and increase energy. These tips come courtesy of Jenifer Wells from Sodexo.

  • Replace refined grains, like white bread and pasta, with whole grains – wheat pasta, bread, or a whole grain-composed salad available at the salad bar.
  • Fried foods, such as chicken nuggets, can be substituted with grilled chicken. Instead of French fries, try roasted vegetables like sweet potatoes from Also at Classics.
  • Really want dessert to finish off your meal? Skip the baked goods and ice cream, and try a piece of fresh fruit instead. Raymond offers a variety of fresh fruits daily for students to choose from.
  • Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and there is no need to skip it because of time. Fill a to-go cup with low fat yogurt, granola, and fruit, or grab some oatmeal and fruit to take with you to class.

We encourage students to think outside the menu. By learning how to create meals for themselves and utilizing what is available in the dining hall, students not only take control over their meal plan, they find a delicious, healthy meal that meets their lifestyle.

Bon Appetit!

Jackie

With so many stressors, including hectic schedules, homesickness, and a full course load, it is important that students learn how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Here are a few helpful tips to share with your student on how to choose meals in Raymond Hall Dining that can help reduce stress and increase energy. These tips […]MORE

Welcome (and Welcome Back)!!!

Posted by: on August 29, 2017   |Comments (0)|Students

A new academic year has begun and it brings with it excitement, anticipation, and even some anxiety for students and families. If you are a parent of a new first-year student, you have spent considerable time navigating the admission process with your son or daughter, learning as much as you can about Providence College, and dealing with all of the emotions that move-in day brings. But, as you know, the journey has just begun.

For parents of returning students, the journey continues. Some of you have sons and daughters who will be studying abroad, others may be engaging in new leadership and service activities, while other students are just beginning to find their passion and feel more comfortable about their chosen field of study.

In the Book of Ecclesiastes, we are reminded that there is a “TIME FOR EVERY SEASON under heaven.” As a new journey begins, we take the time to reflect on what has gone before and on what is yet to come. Please know that as director of the parent program, I feel privileged to be “traveling” along with all of you.

God Bless.

Jackie

A new academic year has begun and it brings with it excitement, anticipation, and even some anxiety for students and families. If you are a parent of a new first-year student, you have spent considerable time navigating the admission process with your son or daughter, learning as much as you can about Providence College, and […]MORE