The body requires nutrients to perform and function well. Some nutrients are for survival, like food and water. Others can be cultural or habitual, like tea and coffee.
Whether we're meat-eaters, vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free, it is essential to know what nutrients work for our bodies and support our well-being.
Only 36% of students
eat more than 2 servings of fruit & veggies per day.
40% of Canadian students struggle with food security.
If you're not getting enough healthy food, there is zero shame in accessing a food bank.
What is food security? Food security is always having enough food that's nutritious, safe, and fits your culture.
Much of the way we understand food and nutrition is through familial and cultural upbringings. Staying connected to culturally diverse food can be difficult on a student budget and while living at a distance from your home communities. One way to celebrate food culture and appreciation is through local eateries, where you can enjoy familiar cultural favourites and try new flavours too. The resources at the bottom of the page will connect you with restaurant listings in the Abbotsford and Chilliwack areas.
Having enough food to eat while at university can be challenging. If you're struggling with food security, please check out the resources below.
Please note that this website does not constitute, and should not be interpreted as, medical advice, diagnosis, or opinion. This website is for informational purposes only and is not guaranteed to be accurate, complete, reliable, or error-free. This website is not intended as a tool for self-diagnosis, is not a recommendation of a specific treatment plan or healthcare provider, and is not a substitute for proper medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek a consultation with a qualified medical or health professional.