Student Welfare – Healthy Diet during COVID-19
You are what you eat! Your diet plays a huge part in maintaining your physical and mental health. As we are going through a strange period of our life with the lockdown and not being allowed to do what we normally do, it’s even more important to eat well and not skip meals. Cooking healthy meals at home is very easy and cost effective. Ruby has gathered some information about some resources which will help you to plan your healthy diet.
It is easy to make little changes to bring your eating healthier, regardless of where you are starting from. If your current diet is quite different to the recommendations, try starting with just one or two little changes at a time rather than changing everything at once. Once those first few changes have become the norm, add a couple more. Remember, even a little step towards healthier eating is better than doing nothing at all!
Looking to improve your diet? Have no money for fancy ingredients and no time to cook? We’ve got you covered. Take our Healthy Eating Quiz to see where you can improve your diet and then find personalised free recipes and diet facts from leading experts in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Newcastle, Australia.
Eating healthy food doesn’t mean giving up your favourite foods. Your favourite recipes can be adapted easily to provide a healthier alternative. For example, non-stick cookware can be used to reduce the need for cooking oil. Vegetables can also be microwaved or steamed instead of boiling to keep valuable nutrition.
Making changes is a journey. To have a plan makes a huge difference. Using an action plan gives you a step-by-step guide to improving your diet. Every step counts. Even small ones can make a big difference to your health, so make your action plans and get started!
Paprika is a recipe manager app where you can store all your favourite healthy recipes. You might feel more motivated to cook once everything is better organised, such as having a grocery shopping list.
We hope the above information will help you to maintain a healthy diet and keep yourself strong!
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