What to eat and drink before an exam

As tempting as it is to learn quantum mechanics while mindlessly munching on handfuls of chips, this is not ideal fuel for your brain while studying. What we put into our bodies has a huge influence on how we perform physically and mentally.  UBC dietitian Melissa Baker shares some insider information on what we should be eating to … Read more

Healthy Snacking 101

Snacking is a great way to help get in all of the nutrients you need and keep your energy levels high throughout the day. Healthy snacking between meals can help to regulate blood sugar levels, preventing that dreaded 4pm slump. Depending how close you are to your next meal, the size of your snacks will … Read more

Should I Take Vitamins and Supplements?

“Take your vitamins!” You’ve heard it before. Maybe your parents encouraged you to take a multivitamin as a child or a friend recommended vitamin C to help you get over a cold. The 2015 Canadian Community Health Survey found that almost half of Canadians are taking some form of nutrition supplement! It’s a huge (and lucrative) … Read more

5 Simple Tips to Unlock the Power of Food

I’m excited to highlight the potential of food to fuel, discover, prevent, heal, and bring us together. By planning nutritious meals and snacks that keep you moving all day long, food has the power to keep you feeling energized and at your best! Having a variety of nutritious meals and snacks spread throughout the day … Read more

3 Healthy Eating Tips

Instead of following fads or trying a new trend, focus on building sustainable and health-promoting habits that feel right for you. Here are three healthy eating ideas to consider. 1. Make vegetables and fruit part of every meal. Include more fruits and vegetables at meals and snacks. Aim to eat at least one dark green … Read more