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.

Melissa Baker, MHSc, RD

Manager, Nutrition and Wellbeing

Melissa Baker completed her dietetics degree at UBC and then went on to do a Masters of Health Science at Ryerson University in Toronto. She is also an AllerTrain Certified Master Trainer, and works hard to support students at UBC with allergies.

Melissa is passionate about ensuring the university residence environment supports a healthy lifestyle and helps young adults create healthy habits for life. She strongly believes in promoting food choices that are nourishing, sustainable, and delicious! She is also a big advocate for taking time to share meals with friends and family, and believes that basic cooking skills are a key ingredient in a healthful diet.

Melissa has worked in many different practice areas including clinical, retail, industry, media, and consulting. She also sat on the Board of Directors for Dietitians of Canada for 3 years. She loves being a part of the exciting food and nutrition world at UBC – be sure to connect with her!

Nutrition Blog

Chickpea Noodle Soup

Chickpea Noodle Soup

A plant-based spin on the classic dish, chicken noodle soup. This recipe uses one of my favourite pantry staples…CHICKPEAS!

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Easy Pantry Recipes

Easy Pantry Recipes

Ever catch yourself starting at your pantry for way too long wondering what to do next? For the times when you are feeling stuck, here are some tips and easy recipes to help get you fed and on your way.

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Supporting Your Health in Isolation

Supporting Your Health in Isolation

It feels like we are living in a strange dream where our daily routines have been flipped upside-down. As we all try to navigate these uncertain times, here are some ideas to help support yourself and others.

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DIY Trail Mix Recipe

DIY Trail Mix Recipe

Have you ever wished that a company would come out with a trail mix that contained only your favourite ingredients so you wouldn’t have to pick through it to find what you actually like? Well, the wait is over because this homemade trail mix recipe is totally customizable to your liking and has an endless number of flavour combinations!

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PB & J Overnight Oats

PB & J Overnight Oats

This is my breakfast spinoff of the classic combination, PB & J. These oats will leave you feeling satisfied and ready to tackle your day and perhaps nostalgic for the PB & J sandwiches you ate in the 2nd grade…or still eat, like me 🙂

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How to Make Cous Cous Salad

How to Make Cous Cous Salad

Looking for a satisfying, yummy salad recipe? This nutrient-packed cous cous salad will make your taste buds sing.   Tamara Paetsch Food & Nutrition Coordinator Tamara completed her nutrition degree and dietetics training at the University of...

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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.