Dietitian Services

Take the Stress out of IBS

Do you experience symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome or a stressed stomach? Are you looking for tips to regulation your digestion? This 4-week program facilitated by Lindzie O'Reilly and Kathy Somers runs every semester. You can find more information on Kathy's website

Cooking Classes

Interested in learning new cooking skills to help improve your food habits? For just $3, you'll prepare and eat fun and delicious recipes. No prior cooking experience is required. Registration is required - please register on GryphLIFE. All classes are held in MINS 214

February 7th, 5-7pm - All foods fit for Eating Disorders Awareness Week

March 7th, 5-7pm - Theme TBD

March 28th, 5-7pm - Quick and easy meals to prepare when moving off campus

December Recipe of the Month

Take a study break to bake these yummy peanut butter trail mix cookies, OR how about some oatmeal banana cranberry muffins?! Both make great portable snacks to bring on the go.

If you would like more recipes or have one that you would like to share, email:

One-to-one Nutrition Appointments

Food is an important part of life and it has a large effect on your energy levels, mood, academic and athletic performance. Look for helpful tips and updates on this page or book a free individual appointment with our Dietitian if you:

  • Have questions about food and nutrition
  • Need ideas for healthy, quick, and low cost meals and snacks
  • Would like to learn more about how to optimize your diet
  • Feel that you could improve your energy levels or your performance
  • Would like to improve your relationship with food and your body
  • Suffer from a food intolerance
  • Have questions about dietary or sport supplements

To book a FREE individual appointment with Lindzie O'Reilly, on-campus Dietitian, please call 519-824-4120 x52131.

Common Nutrition Questions

Food is a common conversation topic with friends and family. Since everyone needs to eat, everyone tends to have their own opinion about, and approach to, food. Couple that with an overwhelming amount of nutrition information in the media and it can be incredibly hard to get reliable, evidence based answers. Here are some answers to common questions that I get from students. If you have a nutrition related question, feel free to email me at

Looking for credible information on the most popular fad diets? The following information was created by AHN student Victoria Hanson.

Additional Resources

Guelph Student Foodbank - In an effort to combat hunger and poverty on campus and in the greater Guelph community, the Guelph Student FoodBank provides graduate and undergraduate University of Guelph students access to emergency food, anti-poverty resources, and referrals to other food security, anti-poverty and financial assistance groups. This service is always confidential.

The SEED - The SEED is a community food project of the Guelph Community Health Centre. About 16% of households in Guelph are food insecure (Guelph Wellbeing, 2014). Our goal is to change that by offering programs and services that tackle the root causes of poverty. We are supported by hundreds of amazing community members and by many partner organizations.

Sustainable Market - Some of us eat local, others eat organically, and for others, affordability is king. We believe in bringing every household (whether small or large) affordable, high quality goods from farms and producers that meet our very strict standards. This is why we operate with no membership fees, and disclose with pride, where we are sourcing YOUR food from.