Healthy food choices for students on the go

Healthy food choices for students on the go

Raiding the refrigerator is a cinch when you want a late-night snack at home. But when you’re living in a dorm without a full kitchen, it can be slim pickings. Fortunately, there are plenty of good, healthy choices that take little or no preparation and can be easily stored in a dorm room or compact refrigerator. Here are some breakfast foods, snacks, and frozen entrees that received high marks from the food testers at Consumer Reports.

Frozen waffles
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Best small appliances for college students

Best small appliances for college students

If you are among the parents packing college students off to school for the first time, you may be tempted to equip their dorm rooms with all the creature comforts of home, including small appliances to satisfy their needs. But before you do, check the university’s website for what to bring and what not to. Typically, small appliances with exposed coils, such as toasters, are prohibited. For example, the University of Indiana at Bloomington says not to bring toaster ovens but allows irons, while … (read more)

DOE looks to students to build more efficient appliances

DOE looks to students to build more efficient appliances

The Energy Department is looking to a new generation of engineers and entrepreneurs to help solve the nation’s energy challenges. To that end, it awarded first prize to a team of students at the University of Maryland who redesigned the room air conditioner as part of a DOE appliance challenge. The completed prototype reduced energy use by 30 percent compared to a typical unit, which would result in substantial savings for homeowners.

To win the Max Tech … (read more)