Any advice on healthy cafeteria eating? I'm a grad student and I eat the majority of my meals in the college cafeteria. Nutrition information is posted online and I've figured out that serving spoons, ect, are all serving sizes, so it's pretty easy to count carbs. But as a busy student, it's also easy to eat whatever is on the line regardless of what it is, especially during crunch times.
Never eaten in a college cafeteria but I do find it harder to eat when I don't cook the food myself. What helps is to have a good list of carbs either on your smartphone or printed out and get used to eyeballing amounts. It's easier if you eat the same thing repeatedly and write down its carbs. Also, easier if you get used to choosing lower carb options such as salads or protein and vegies. (The law of small numbers - the less carbs, the less insulin, the smaller mistakes will be). Also don't get too busy to test before and two hours after eating.
I usually brought my own lunch. Not that I didn't trust the college cafeteria food and nutrition information, but yeah...much easier when you already know the stuff you will be eating beforehand. Routine helps with diabetes.