Gain support in eating and living well when you’re busy studying, and on a budget!
1. Nutrition - Maximize your energy and boost your brain power!
Why is nutrition important? It is a critical part of health and development—it helps improve your immune system, your longevity and can help you learn better. There is a saying "you are what you eat" -- this common phrase is used in conversations about health, wellness and the undeniable connection between food and our bodies.
Eating intentionally helps serve your body with nutrition and fuels it with good intention. Food can affect your ability to concentrate, study and stay active. Eating well will help you in your day-to-day life.
Join us as we eat healthy and intentionally!
General Meal Plans
Here are some 4-day meal plans, built for students, which include grocery shopping lists!
The idea is to shop and have each breakfast, lunch, and dinner for 4 days. Then choose another plan and shop, and have a different breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the next 4 days.
Healthy Eating Facebook Group
Join our private Selkirk College Healthy Eating for Students Facebook Group for inspiration on how to eat well! Recipes that involve few and inexpensive ingredients will be posted weekly by staff. Participants will be encouraged to support one another through sharing their own recipes and pictures. Questions? Call the gym at (250) 365-1292.
2. Gratitude - Foster a better appreciation for life!
Gratitude means thanks and appreciation for large or small things, people, events, or even animals in your life. Practising gratitude brings joy and helps dispell stress, anxiety and can even help with bouts of minor depression. Focusing on all of the things you are grateful for helps the mind relax.
Start a Gratitude Jar
Gratitude jars are creative, and offer a simple way to foster lasting effects on your well-being and mental health. They allow you to reflect on the positive things (big and small) that happen in your day!
We encourage all Selkirk students and staff to start a habit of thankfulness that will have positive effects on your well-being!
Step 1: Find a mason jar or box.
Step 2: Decorate the jar or box however you wish. You can wrap hemp string around it, add stickers to it, or paste your favorite photos on it! You can also paint it, or use clear glue and glitter on it, to make it sparkle!
Step 3: The most important step! Every day, write down on a piece of paper (colored card stock will make it more fun!), something you are grateful for. Here are some ideas you may want to write about:
something about your body or health you're grateful for
something that you're looking forward to
an accomplishment you're proud of
a place you've been to that you're grateful for
something you've been given that you're grateful for
Step 4: Email a picture of your gratitude jar to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com so we can see it, and post about it on our Facebook Page, to encourage others to participate too!
Soon you will be in a great habit of practicing thankfulness and feeling the positive effects on your emotional health!!
*This page provides helpful meal plans and recipes, along with wellness practices, which contribute to Selkirk College's Global Goals Week - in particular, the Sustainable Development Goal #2: No Hunger, and the Sustainable Development Goal #3: Good Health and Well-Being!