Nutrition

Students on the Nutrition team posing on a Zoom call

Nutrition Team 2020-2021

Nutrition plays a critical role in academic success, physical wellness and social interactions. Our Health Promotion Team cares about healthy eating on a student friendly budget and is here to help using a peer-to-peer education method to teach and inspire students on campus about nutrition and food. Together, let’s discover Canada's Food Guide, delicious and unique recipes, local and organic produce and most of all, healthy alternatives to help propel you on your nutritional journey.


For more information on nutrition, contact our Nutrition – Health Promotion Specialist at healthpromo@uottawa.ca.

COVID-19 and Nutrition

Try new recipes! Cookspiration is a Canadian-based recipe app with tons of meal and snack ideas full of flavour and variety!

 

Basic grocery shopping tips:
  • Know what you want before getting there (have your detailed list ready)
  • Shop with your eyes (avoid touching items you will not purchase)
  • Keep your physical distance in shopping aisles as well
  • Pay with tap when possible

 

Basic Cooking tips:
  • There is currently no evidence that the COVID-19 virus can grow on food or can be transmitted by ingesting food
  • It is still important to continue practicing good hygiene and food safety during food preparation and meals

Source: Ottawa Public Health

Nutrition Resources

  • Unlock Food is a free service that connects residents of Ontario to the trusted advice of a Registered Dietitian to help you make healthier food choices and answer your nutrition questions.
  • Hopewell: Hopewell offers support groups based on the peer support model.  Support groups help those who are in treatment or have already sought treatment transition through recovery.  Support groups meet once weekly for a series of 8 weeks. For more info check out our support groups info page.
  • Health Canada (Food Guide): Eat healthy by using Canada's Food Guide. Also find tips and tools to help you eat foods that are better for you and in the right amounts.

Apps

  • eaTracker : To analyze recipes
  • eaTipster : Tips for healthier alternatives
  • Cookspiration: Recipes that fit your mood
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