University life offers many challenges and opportunities, but for many students a healthy diet is not high on the list of priorities. Skipping meals to save money, eating fast food every day to save time can mean that some UTM students are not eating well.
But did you know that eating breakfast can help you improve your concentration and maybe even your grades? And did you know that the average Canadian university student (both male and female) gains an average of 6.6 lb (3 kg) in their first year on campus? Paying attention to your eating habits is an important part of feeling good and doing your best at university.
If you think your diet could use some improvement, make an appointment with your UTM Dietitian - a free service for UTM students. Drop by or call the Health & Counselling Centre at (905) 828-5255. You can talk to the Dietitian about…
- Your own personalized healthy eating plan
- Your healthy body weight
- Vegetarian or vegan diets
- Food allergies or lactose intolerance
- Healthy eating on a budget
- Better food choices on campus
- Nutrition for sports performance
- Special diets for health conditions (diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Crohn’s & colitis, celiac disease, etc).