Staying Healthy in University (from the perspective of nutrition students)

Since I've been out of school for a while now, I thought it would give an interesting perspective to have my 2 summer volunteer students write about their tips for staying healthy as they enter their (demanding) 3rd and 4th year of the Honors Specialization in Nutrition & Dietetics program at Western University.

My 6 Favourite On-The-Go Breakfasts!

I get that many people consider breakfast to be their least favourite meal of the day, and often do not eat it. Whether they aren’t hungry that early, don’t have the time, or don’t like breakfast food, there are many excuses that prevent people from eating what’s arguably the most important meal of the day.

Diet Culture And Our Relationship With Food

Having a positive relationship food is necessary for optimal physical and mental health. Yet many people today do not have this type of relationship. Why? For numerous reasons, a major one being diet culture and food trends.

Ingredient Swaps for Holiday Recipes

The holiday season is fully upon us and that means you have likely already attended a few parties, eaten a couple gingerbread cookies, and have been busy in the kitchen! Hosting a dinner or even preparing a potluck dish can be stressful having to accommodate every guest’s preferences and dietary restrictions.

What Does A Dietitian Eat In A Day?

I often get asked by clients and friends what I eat in a day. The truth is, I eat differently almost every day. I definitely have my go-to meals and snacks, but what I eat depends on what groceries I have at home, how busy my schedule is, if I'm working out, what I'm craving, the weather, and many other factors.

How To Have A Healthier Thanksgiving!

We are just a few days away from Thanksgiving, one of the most food-coma-inducing holidays of the year. So how do we enjoy this festive meal without over-indulging to the point of feeling ill, while maintaining healthy eating habits?

Avoiding The “Freshman 15”

It’s the beginning of September and that means back to school! Starting university can be an extremely exciting but stressful time. The good news: it is very possible to eat healthy and stay active while in school!

Healthy Snacking

Need some snack-spiration? Daily snacks should be a part of our diet, in addition to 3 meals a day.

How to Stay on Track with Your Health Goals while Traveling!

Food is a huge part of travelling, as it is one of the best ways to experience a new city and culture. Since most meals while traveling are eaten at restaurants or not prepared by you, it is difficult to eat in a similar manner to home.

Healthy Tips for Summer Parties

At social gatherings that revolve around food and where multiple dishes are served, it is too tempting to try a little bit of everything. This can easily lead to overeating.