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

Plant-Based Ingredients to Improve Satiety

If you’re curious about eating more plant-based foods, but are hesitant to give up some of your favourite animal-based proteins because you’re worried you won’t feel satisfied or full, then you’re at the right place! Transitioning to more plant-forward or plant-based eating doesn’t mean you’re stuck eating salad, or that you have to give up … Read more

Get to Know Plant-Based Proteins

Our favourite plant-based proteins, as submitted by managers at UBCO Food Services When you think of protein, a piece of chicken breast or an omelet might come to mind. But plants can also be an amazing source of protein, too! You just need to know where to look! If you’re looking for ways to increase … Read more

All Hail Kale!

You’ve probably heard that kale is a super food, but have you ever learned about what exactly makes it so awesome? This leafy, dark green veggie is full of filling fibre, healthful nutrients, and robust flavour. And it’s probably way more versatile (and delicious) than you’ve realized! So let’s take a minute to celebrate all … Read more

UBCO Cookbook

You’re One Bite Away from a Healthier You! Nourishing your body and mind through food is important all year long!  If you are looking for delicious, simple, and nourishing recipes, as well as credible and evidence-based nutrition tips, then check out this amazing cookbook! It was created by UBCO students as part of a nutrition … 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