How to Choose Climate-Friendly Foods

How Is Climate-Friendliness Calculated? UBC’s climate-friendly food label currently provides you with information on how much GHGs are emitted to produce the ingredients in your meal.  The Climate-Friendly Food Systems (CFFS) label is assigned for each menu item based on its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. This is calculated by summing up the GHG emission of … Read more

Farmer’s Market Like a Pro

There’s nothing quite like the farmer’s market: The fresh produce, the flowers, the artisanal baked goods! Whether you shop big at the Kelowna Farmer’s Market, or further afield in Armstrong, Vernon or elsewhere, we want to make sure you make the most out of your shopping experience! Read on! Why Shop at a Farm Market … Read more

6 Tips to Cut Back Food Waste

There’s nothing more frustrating than watching fresh, delicious food go to waste – especially produce! Cooking at home leads to eating healthier meals and saves you money, but expired food can be a real source of anxiety, according to UBC Registered Dietitians Julie Stachiw (Okanagan campus) and Melissa Baker. Next time you buy fresh produce, … Read more

Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

So what exactly is plant-based eating and what’s the hype? Plant-based eating means some or all animal products that a person eats are replaced by plant foods! Plant-based eating has been receiving a lot of attention lately, and for good reason! 1. Lower Risk Of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure). Plant-based eating means animal proteins are displaced … Read more