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Nutrition and Nourishment

Messaging Considerations

  • Avoid referring to foods or meals as simply “good or bad.” Instead, focus on the nourishing quality of different foods.
  • Recognize that individuals have different levels of accessibility to nutritious foods based on their socioeconomic status and resources available to them.
  • Recognize that everyone has their own relationship with food and be mindful about any assumptions you may have regarding how residents engage with food.
  • Avoid messages surrounding weight, shape or size, including using terms like “the freshman 15.”


  • Foster a discussion over the importance of respecting foods from all cultures and acknowledge how residents might engage with food for various reasons (i.e.: enjoyment, tradition, social connection, physiological function, community).
  • Direct residents to CMHC/UHS workshops on nutrition topics. Further information on workshops can be found here.
  • Have residents do the 10-minute Raisin Meditation activity to practice mindful eating.
  • Practice meal planning with the residents by having them brainstorm one balanced meal with the recommended food groups.
  • Remind residents to stay hydrated, especially during hot days.


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