Bear Balance

The Bear Balance Movement


What is it?

The Bear Balance movement is a Washington University specific program designed to improve the quality and availability of nutrient rich foods around campus for our students, faculty, and staff.


Bear Balance focuses on the overall prevention of chronic disease (including, but not limited to diabetes and heart disease) and promotes evidence based nutrition practices without sacrificing quality, flavor, and recipe integrity.

Bear Balance dishes are designed to be equally nutritious AND delicious with a focus on nutrients that provide fullness & satisfaction as well as sustained energy throughout the day.

Our Bear Balance recipes include whole grains, lean animal or plant based protein, vegetables, fruits, and heart healthy fats.


Where Can I Find It?

Bear Balance menu offers are available all across campus. Just look for the icon on menu boards.

Social Media

Follow Rebecca @rebeccamillerrdn for weekly nutrition tips, recipes, and news about WashU-specific Bear Balance items available across campus.

Additional Resources

This campaign is an effort to improve the overall well-being for the campus of Washington University. If you need specific one-on-one nutrition guidance please don’t hesitate to reach out to our assistant director of nutrition and dietary wellness, Rebecca Miller. You can email her directly at to set up a personalized nutrition appointment.