And that’s why we’re giving you some ways to get around the nutrition hurdle. It’s a whole lot easier to eat well when you live near campus with house mates and have a full-sized fridge likeĀ  Kate does. Here are some ways to maximize your dorm eating experience so that Ramen noodles isn’t your staple food. The ‘staple’ items we suggest getting from the grocery store are mostly non-perishable, or at least, have a very long-shelf life, but they’re really good for you.