Nutrition and Mental Health: From Plate to Mind

When life grows hectic, it’s common to deprioritize nutrition or to feel unmotivated in making helpful food choices. Although nutrition cannot fully improve your mental health, there is growing evidence to suggest that our food choices play a role in influencing our mental health. A healthy and balanced diet can reduce your risk for depression, anxiety, … Read more

Easy Snacks for Exams

Have you been stress-eating or skipping meals during exam season? A healthy snack that contains protein and/or healthy fats, along with complex carbohydrates (like grains and fruits and veggies) can help manage your appetite and make you feel less hungry between meals. Snacking can be a part of balanced eating. Here are some recommendations that … Read more

Super Cheap Meals

Hey foodies! Are you ready to discover some amazing, super cheap meals?  If you’re like most people, you probably love eating delicious food but don’t want to break the bank. Luckily, plenty of tasty meal options out there won’t cost you an arm and a leg. Keep reading to learn 10 super cheap meals you … Read more

Your Guide to Affordable Grocery Staples

Shopping for affordable grocery staples just became a whole lot easier with the UBC Food Hub Market! Food Hub Market is open from 10:30 am – 6:30 pm on Mondays-Thursdays in the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS Building) at 2260 West Mall. They are a student-led market that sells grocery staples at-cost, meaning … Read more

How to Combat Weight Stigma

We’ve all heard about the obesity epidemic, but there is a new public health threat that those in nutrition are focusing on: weight stigma.  Weight Stigma—What Is it? Picture this: You’ve been experiencing fatigue and nausea for the past few weeks, and doing day to day tasks like going to work is becoming too difficult. … Read more

3 Reasons to Eat More Plant-Based

Are you getting bored of eating the same things every day? Looking to add more nutrition and change up your go-to meals? Here are three reasons to incorporate more plant-based foods into your daily diet to liven things up! 1. Brains Benefit from Beta-Carotenes As students, our brains are constantly working hard. Because of the … Read more