University life can offer many challenges and opportunities. So for many students, a healthy diet may not be high on the list of priorities. However, your food choices can have a significant impact on your energy level, mood, and on both academic and physical performance.
Figuring out what to eat for best health can be confusing: there can be an overwhelming amount of information about diet and nutrition from friends, family, well-meaning health practitioners, and the media. It can be incredibly difficult to sort fact from fiction, so rely on a Registered Dietitian for help. Registered Dietitians have a university degree and specialized training in the areas of diet and nutrition; they use evidence-based research to provide trustworthy, professional advice.
If you think your diet could use some improvement, make an appointment with your campus Registered Dietitian - a free service for UTM students.
Talk to the Dietitian if you…To book an individual appointment, come to the Health & Counselling Centre (Room 1123A Davis Building) or call us at (905) 828-5255.
- Have questions about food and nutrition
- Need ideas for healthy, quick, and low cost meals and snacks: check out more easy, student-friendly and nutritious recipes here.
- Would like to learn more about how to optimize your diet
- Are thinking of starting a new diet, for example vegetarian or vegan
- Have a condition that may be managed with a change in diet, for example PCOS, diabetes, IBS, celiac, etc.
- Have a nutritional deficiency, such as iron, vitamin B12 or vitamin D
- Would like to improve your relationship with food and your body
- Suffer from a food allergy or intolerance
- Feel that you could improve your energy levels or your sports/fitness performance
- Have questions about dietary or sport supplements
- Check out further topics and tools for healthy eating here.
As an alternative, you can call TeleHealth in Ontario to speak with a Dietitian about healthy eating information: