The month of March opens with the Nutrition Month 2015 public campaign across Canada, brought to us by Dietitians of Canada. This year’s slogan, Eating 9 to 5!, is dedicated to eating well at work. This theme is also readily applicable to us as university students as well. As we work hard on our essays, projects and midterm preparations, it is important not to forget to eat healthy.
There are many resources out there to help you develop and keep a balanced diet every day, both at UBC and elsewhere. Canada’s Food Guide is a handy go-to resource, while Harvard University’s Health Eating Plate and Pyramid are visual depictions of a healthy diet. If you have any specific questions about nutrition and food, you can also call 8-1-1 where registered dietitians can help you (operating hours 9am-5pm M-F).
The Wellness Centre will be promoting Nutrition Month in various ways. Each week, healthy budget-friendly recipes would be made available both online as well as in print at the Wellness Centre according to different themes. You can also learn a new tip or two on healthy eating and nutrition.
We will also be putting on a nutrition booth later this month with more details coming soon!
In the mean time, come find us on the first floor of IKBLC (room 183) to talk to a Wellness Peer and learn more!
Week 1: Morning Rush
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1/3 – ½ cup milk (depending on how thick you like it)
- 1/3 cup plain yogurt
- ½ banana
- ½ tbsp chia seeds
- Pinch of salt
- Pinch of cinnamon
Stir everything together in a bowl. Place in fridge overnight. In the morning top with something crunchy and something with healthy fats – like nut butter or nuts, or some delicious fruits for a colourful meal – like blueberries or strawberries.
Did you know?
- Almost 40% of Canadians skip breakfast, increasing risk for morning brain drain.
- Start your school day right! Get it going the night before. More time-savers here.
- Make a breakfast burrito in less than 5 minutes. Now that’s fast food!
- No time for breakfast? No way! Try a breakfast grab ’n’ go granola bar.
- Avoid the McDonalds Breakfast! Make breakfast ahead with this berry parfait.