Nutrition Blog

This nutrition blogs features thoughts, tips, and videos from our student Nutrition Outreach Workers (NOW) and UHS Registered Dietitians.

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Nutrition Blog

Home Cooking Basics

December 18, 2018
Watch three videos on home cooking basics with Nutrition Outreach Workers, Nikki and Katie.

Gratitude and Mindful Eating

November 21, 2018
As campus take a little holiday hiatus this week from the busy Fall semester, I invite you to slow down and make some time for gratitude. But firstly, what is gratitude? Gratitude is being able to appreciate what gifts and benefits you presently have in life.

NOW Blog - Mindful Eating

October 24, 2018
Have you ever found yourself eating unconsciously while you’re mentally writing a to-do list? I know I have! As a student, it often seems like there’s not enough time in the day to eat. Between midterms, work-study commitments and essay deadlines, eating can become an overlooked and rushed afterthought. However mindful eating can transform mealtime into a refreshing and stress-relieving act. To eat mindfully is to bring non-judgemental awareness to the act of eating, to notice both the food and our body’s sensations while eating. It’s an invitation to slow down in order to relax and appreciate our food.

Fat Talk Videos with the Nutrition Outreach Workers

June 26, 2018
The Nutrition Outreach Workers (NOW) are combatting fat talk in these three videos! Watch and learn more about what fat talk is, what some examples of fat talk are, and how to combat it.

Finals Week - Healthy Eating and Self-Care Tips

April 26, 2018
Reading, Review, Recitation...and REPLENISH your energy to study effectively! Throughout RRR week and Finals Week, it’s easy to fall into the cycle of studying and preparing for finals while not making enough time to take care yourself. But did you know that you can combat stress simply by taking care of your health and well-being? Check out some of these tips to keep your mind and body energized and ready to take on finals!

Eating on a Budget/College Edition

April 10, 2018
As a college student, it may be difficult to balance your budget with your busy schedule and desire to eat healthfully. You need to make sure you fuel that beautiful brain of yours with a balance of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. People often think that healthy eating means spending a lot of money, but that does not have to be the case! Check out some of these tips on how to eat nutritious foods while on a budget.

Nutrition FAQ Videos

January 23, 2018
The NOW (Nutrition Outreach Workers) answer frequently asked questions!

Body Image Blues

February 9, 2018
UHS Registered Dietitian Toby Morris talks about fat talk in the workplace and everyday life and resources to combat it.

Tips for eating healthy with a busy schedule

March 14, 2018
Many students have a hectic schedule and often lack time to sit down to have a proper meal. As a student, I often rush through meals, eat processed food to save time or even forget about eating. Unfortunately, these poor eating habits lead to feeling tired, increase stress and weaken the immune system. Through my own experiences, I learned how to incorporate healthy eating habits with a restless agenda. Here are some tips that you can do to start eating well with a busy life.

Ask The Dietitian: Health at Every Size

December 8, 2017
You can be healthy and fit without being thin. As part of a social movement called Health at Every Size (HAES), dietitians and doctors are moving away from assessing people’s health according to their weight. The HAES philosophy is based on the idea that people of all sizes deserve respect and good health, and that size does not determine health.