Finding the Right Balance
Eating a balanced diet is vital for good health and wellbeing, and also supports your academic success! Our Registered Dietitians support students in residence at UBC Vancouver by providing resources and guidance for various food and nutrition topics.
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.
Meet Our Dietitians
Melissa Baker, MHSc, RD
Manager, Nutrition and Wellbeing
Melissa Baker completed her dietetics degree at UBC and a Masters of Health Science at Ryerson University in Toronto. She is 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. Melissa has worked in many different practice areas including clinical, retail, industry, media, HR and consulting.
Tamara Paetsch, RD
Food & Nutrition Coordinator
Tamara Paetsch completed her nutrition degree and dietetics training at the University of Manitoba. She is passionate about helping students build healthy lifestyles, and ensuring students have positive and safe dining experiences at UBC.
Drop-In Office Hours
Drop-in office hours are normally held 1-3pm Thursdays in room 2118A in Orchard Commons, but are currently suspended due to COVID-19.
Get In Touch By Email
No time to meet up? Students in residence can email our dietitians with food or nutrition questions.
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