Food is important for our physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social wellbeing. What we eat fuels our body, affects our mood, and even impacts how we do in school. Food is social and tied to our identities, cultures, and communities. Sharing a meal with others can nourish our body, mind, and spirit.
Many university students find it challenging to have enough money, time, and energy to make or buy food. Knowledge of how to prepare quick and easy meals or even where to find traditional ingredients are also factors that may affect students’ food choices. It is important to consider the fact that there are also broader social, economic, and political systems and structures that affect students’ access to safe, adequate, personally-acceptable food and care.
Learn more strategies to help you eat well, broaden your food and nutrition knowledge, and access support for food and nutrition-related concerns at UBC.