The Eating Experience

Finding Satisfaction and Coping with Emotions Emily Chau is a fifth year dietetics student at UBC. Her interest in nutrition and connecting with others through food has led her to pursue a career in dietetics. She strives to learn more about culturally-safe care, food security, and supporting positive relationships with food.  At times it can … Read more

Challenge the Food Police

Emily Chau is a fifth year dietetics student at UBC. Her interest in nutrition and connecting with others through food has led her to pursue a career in dietetics. She strives to learn more about culturally-safe care, food security, and supporting positive relationships with food.  Who (or what) are the food police? The food police … Read more

Why Food Is Not the Enemy

Emily Chau is a fifth year dietetics student at UBC. Her interest in nutrition and connecting with others through food has led her to pursue a career in dietetics. She strives to learn more about culturally-safe care, food security, and supporting positive relationships with food.  Diet culture is the set of beliefs that demonizes certain … Read more

How Do I Know if I’m Hungry or Full?

Tapping into your hunger and fullness cues Emily Chau is a fifth year dietetics student at UBC. Her interest in nutrition and connecting with others through food has led her to pursue a career in dietetics. She strives to learn more about culturally-safe care, food security, and supporting positive relationships with food.  Hunger cues are … Read more

Mental Health and Healthy Eating

Now that THRIVE month has come to a close I wanted to share one more post about the connection between mental health, because without mental health there is no health, and without nutrition there is no mental health. Let’s throw it back to basics: Some Nutrition 101.  Nutritious food is absolutely vital in everyone’s daily … Read more

Nutrition and Intuitive Eating

It’s THRIVE month at UBC, where we focus on ways to foster, improve and maintain good mental health. One way to improve your overall health and mental wellbeing is by eating!  Maddy Laranjo, a student-athlete at UBCO, has written this week’s blog on nutrition and intuitive eating to help you thrive during your studies. Last … Read more

Becoming an Intuitive Eater

It’s THRIVE month at UBC, where we focus on ways to foster, improve and maintain good mental health. One way to improve your overall health and mental wellbeing is by eating!  Maddy Laranjo, a student-athlete at UBCO, has written this week’s blog on eating for self-care and establishing a healthy mindset with food through Intuitive … Read more

Thrive By Eating Well

November is Thrive at UBC! As we navigate these difficult times, you may be feeling stressed or worried, and the isolation of physical distancing may be exacerbating these feelings.  Research points to five ways that can help promote a healthy mind: the Thrive 5 — simple, easy-to-implement ways to help support your mental health.  Eating a balanced diet … Read more