Nutrition

Eating a balanced diet is vital for good health and wellbeing. Our Registered Dietitian supports students in residence at UBC Vancouver by providing resources, guidance and support for a variety of food and nutrition concerns.

RESOURCES

Follow our nutrition blog for juicy updates and student-inspired recipes, or learn to grocery shop from a UBC nutrition student!

DIETARY ACCOMMODATION

At UBC Food Services we do our utmost to communicate information about ingredients and allergens to our customers.

STUDENT SUPPORT

Talk to our Dietitian one-on-one about a variety of food and nutrition concerns. Book an appointment or reach out directly.

Sara Kozicky, MPH, RD

Manager, Nutrition and Wellbeing

Sara completed her dietetics degree at the University of Alberta and recently completed a Masters of Public Health (MPH) at UBC. Sara has experience as a public health dietitian and patient food services manager in the hospital setting.

Sara is passionate about supporting student wellbeing and ensuring healthy foods are the easy choice in residence dining rooms at UBC. She strongly believes in promoting healthy, local and sustainable foods and using food as a way to connect with others. Sara is an advocate for teaching food skills, as they are fundamental for a lifetime of health.

In her spare time, Sara enjoys exploring food from around the world through travel and cooking. She loves being a part of the food and nutrition world at UBC – be sure to connect with her!

Nutrition Blog

4 Exam Season Snack Ideas

To keep your body and mind fuelled this exam season, look for snacks that combine protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats so you’re prepared when the study munchies hit.

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How to Eat More Plants

Interested in trying a plant-based diet but not sure where to start? Here are 3 ways you a can incorporate more plants into your life.

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4 Tips to Cook for Yourself

Preparing your own food is cheaper compared to eating out, can help you build essential food skills, and is associated with a whole host of physical and mental health benefits.

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3 Tips to Help You Unlock the Potential of Food

Did you know March is Nutrition Month? The goal of National Nutrition month is to encourage all Canadians to eat well. This year, we are celebrating the potential of food to fuel, discover, prevent, heal and bring us together.

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4 Things To Do This Reading Week

Whether you find yourself catching up on homework or studying for upcoming exams, reading week is a fantastic time to take a break and explore Vancouver. Here are 4 activities to try during reading week!

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Powerful Goal Setting and a Healthy Start to 2019

While New Year’s resolutions are the norm, it’s actually much more powerful to set well thought-out goals for the year. Research has shown that more than half of adults make New Year’s resolutions, but fewer than 10% actually stick with their resolutions for more than a few months.

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Dietary Accommodation

DINING SAFELY WITH FOOD ALLERGIES

While we do not have allergen-free facilities and cannot guarantee a completely allergen-free environment, we take steps to minimize the risk of exposure.

NUTRITION TOOLS

UBC’s residence dining rooms have tools like menu icons, allergen lists, nutrition information and online menus to help you make educated choices about the food you eat.

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Talk to our Dietitian one-on-one about a variety of food and nutrition concerns. Book an appointment or reach out directly.

ASK A QUESTION

No time to meet up? Students in residence can email our dietitian with food or nutrition questions.