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

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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How to Check if your Eggs are Fresh

How to Check if your Eggs are Fresh

Not sure what to do about the carton of eggs sitting at the back of your fridge? In this ‘UBC Chef Tips’ video, Chef Brad demonstrates a trick that will help you figure out if your eggs are still fresh.

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How to Peel Ginger with a Spoon

How to Peel Ginger with a Spoon

Want to learn an easier method to peel your ginger? In this episode of our ‘UBC Chef Tips series’, Chef Brad demonstrates how to use a simple spoon to get the job done!

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How to Cut Cherry Tomatoes

How to Cut Cherry Tomatoes

Tired of cutting cherry tomatoes one at a time? In the first episode of our new ‘UBC Chef Tips’ series, Chef Brad shows us a handy trick that will make slicing them a breeze!

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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.