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Food

Students eating on campus.Fueling your body with the right kinds of food increases your concentration and helps you study better. For instance, instead of chips or candy, reach for a spinach salad or sliced apples with peanut butter to power you through a long day. Feeling stressed? Chocolate and green tea can revitalize you without the same crash as coffee. Eat foods such as milk, fortified cereals and salmon that are rich in Vitamin D, calcium and omega-3s to ward off depression. 

Campus Dining

Geronimo's located in Student Housing.The Arbor Grill
Designed for students on the go, the Arbor Grill is a place where you can pick up made-to-order grilled sandwiches and salads or self-serve pizza and burgers.

Campus Cuisine to Go
You may order take-out from participating eateries for a $5 delivery charge.

Convenience stores
If you’re in the mood for a snack, look no further than one of the four on-campus convenience stores.

Freudian Sip
Get your java fix from one of CSUN’s five Freudian Sip locations. The coffeehouses also serve freshly baked goods.

Geronimo's
The Student Housing dining hall offers three meals a day. The menu includes a variety of international cuisine, hot and cold items, soft-service ice cream, baked goods, espresso and more.

The Marketplace at the Sierra Center
Prefer something healthy? Grab a quick bite from the self-serve salad bar. You can also browse rotating menus for the deli, grill, or Mexican and Asian eateries.

Matador Food Court
The food court features Burger King, Panda Express, El Pollo Loco and Juice It Up.

Orange Grove Bistro
Impress your parents by inviting them to dine in a restaurant that features white tablecloths and china. The bistro offers a light lunch buffet and a view of CSUN’s citrus orchard and turtle pond.

Pub Sports Grill
This is a great place to meet friends after class. The dine-in restaurant also serves up tasty fast food such as burgers, pizza, wraps, salads and South of the Border favorites.

Subway
Extended hours make this health-conscious restaurant chain a popular food option on campus.

You can look up locations, hours and menus of the eateries via the official CSUN mobile app. Download it at m.csun.edu. As an added convenience, you may swipe your meals with MataMoney, a prepaid dining card. For more information about campus dining, check out the University Corporation website.

Where to Grocery Shop

Avoiding Freshman 15

  • Don’t snack while stressed, studying or watching TV.
  • Eat regularly and avoid skipping meals.
  • Opt for nutritious options such as fruit, fresh veggies, nuts, water or skim milk instead of junk food or soda.
  • Control your portions. See choosemyplate.gov for more information.
  • Get enough sleep — at least seven to eight hours a night. Getting enough rest reduces your stress levels.
  • Live a healthier lifestyle, e.g., exercise regularly and avoid smoking and alcohol.