Student Diet & Nutrition FAQs
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 I hear from students.
- 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 restaurant 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
All University of Guelph students have access to Student Wellness Services nutrition services (free and fee-based options are available). Students can access these services in three ways: