What is good nutrition?

Good nutrition is when your body is receiving all the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals it needs to function properly. It is challenging to maintain proper physical and mental health without good nutrition. Thus, it is important to have a balanced diet and eat from a variety of food groups.

How can I have a balanced diet?

Consulting the Canadian Food Guide is a useful place to start. It is recommended to eat lots of fruits and vegetables, while still eating reasonable portions of protein and wheat. It is also recommended to drink plenty of water instead of sugary drinks such as soda or juice.

Check out the Canadian Food Guide here.

 

Nutrition in the COVID-19 Pandemic

While there is no food that can protect you from getting COVID-19, the Government of Canada still recommends maintaining a healthy, balanced diet, and looking out for high levels of sodium, sugars, and saturated fats when dining at restaurants. They also recommend buying items with a long shelf life.

Creative ideas for recipes can be found here.

 

Nutrition Resources for Students

Below are recipe websites that are perfect for students, providing quick and affordable recipes for healthy, delicious meals:

You may also consult the French section “Ressources en matière de la nutrition pour les étudiants” for more ideas for healthy recipes on francophone websites.

Furthermore, here’s a website where you can search the amount of calories that are found in various food items and recipes:

 

Nutrition Month 2021

In March 2021 for OSA’s Nutrition Month campaign, we looked at: 

  1. How to manage mood with food 
  2. The impact of caffeine on your mood 
  3. How to avoid overeating 
  4. Healthy snack recipes from GL Zone peer mentors 

Check out each of the four posts to see what we covered!