University of Guelph - 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 regulate 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.
* Please note that all cooking classes for the fall 2020 semester have been put on hold.
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 dietician 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 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 we hear from students. If you have a nutrition related question, feel free to email our dietician at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If red meat is 'probably carcinogenic', should I stop eating it?
- Should I be reducing my sugar intake?
- Is a gluten-free diet healthier? What are the risks?
- I'm going to the gym more often, do I need to change my diet?
- Does morning exercise burn more fat?
- I've heard you shouldn't eat after 7pm. Is that true?
- Does drinking milk increase my risk of kidney stones?
- Should I be taking a supplement?
- Will eating carbs make me gain weight?
- Is soy safe to eat?
- Are there certain foods I can eat to decrease inflammation?
- Will calorie counts on restuarant menus help us eat better?
Looking for credible information on the most popular fad diets? The following information was created by AHN students Renée Ouellette and Victoria Hanson.
- 6 Strategies to Identify Reliable Nutrition Information
- Intermittent Fasting
- Paleo & Whole 30
- The Ketogenic Diet
- Detox Diets and Juice Cleanses
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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.
Food Safety - How to Clean Up Your Act at Home - Food-borne illnesses post a threat on public health, and the consequences of consuming unsafe food and drink can be devastating. Refresh your knowledge of safe food handling to prevent yourself and those you cook for from getting sick from food-borne illnesses.