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

NOW Blog - 5 Cooking Basics to Get You through Midterm Season

March 21, 2019
During midterm season, the question of what to eat becomes more desperate. It becomes more a question of what to eat when I’m running low on groceries, don’t know what to cook, and don’t have time to think about food right now. And sure, during these hectic weeks, Uber Eats and Asian Ghetto have always been there for me, providing a quick solution to my dilemma. It works for the first few meals, and then slowly I realize my checking account won’t be able to sustain my current eating habits for very long. I had to find another way, and after lots of practice and experimentation, I did! I figured out some basic principles that can be used to make meals that are not only fast and cheap, but also delicious, and I’d love to share them with you so that you can use your time and brainpower for exams, not for agonizing over what to make for dinner. Here are 5 basic cooking skills you can use to make fast and delicious meals to fuel you through exam season.

NOW Blog - Eating Healthy on a Budget

March 1, 2019
10 Tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget Are you tired of opening your wallet every time your stomach starts growling? Well, this post is for you! Whether you’re a student on-the-go or just looking to save money on food, anyone can pick up quick and easy ways to eat on a budget. We asked our very own UHS Nutrition Outreach Workers (NOWs) to share their best practices for eating healthy without breaking the bank.

No Cook Videos with the Nutrition Outreach Workers

March 6, 2019
As college students, making healthy meals may seem difficult or time-consuming. However, this video is here to teach you a few new, quick, and easy-to-make recipes you can add to your daily eating schedule!

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.

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!

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.

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.