Food is sustenance. Food is pleasurable. Food brings comfort and drives connection, too. Whether you eat to live, live to eat, or do a little bit of both, the Whole U has you covered. Use the resources on this page to support your personal nutritional goals and connect to nutrition experts on campus. Seeking a community of like-minded individuals interested in recipes and cooking tips? Join us in the Whole U Eating Well Facebook group.
Table of Contents
- Food insecurity resources
- Learn about nutrition & health benefits of food
- Online resources to support your relationship with food
- Receive nutritional counseling
- Resources for students
- Support the food system
If you or someone you know in the UW community is struggling with food insecurity, Any Hungry Husky is available to provide food assistance via the UW Pantry and Food Security Grants.
The Whole U hosts Eating Well events, ranging from cooking demonstrations to expert lectures and panels all throughout the year. Additionally, The Whole U has a vast collection of articles and handouts discussing topics such as healthy eating, health benefits of different foods, seasonal produce, cooking at home, cultural cuisines, and sports nutrition. The links below include some of our best Eating Well content within these following areas:
- Skin health
- Brain and mental health
- Gut health
- Cancer prevention
- Diabetes treatment/ prevention
- Flu-fighting foods
- Eat for the “health of it”
- Find balance in your diet
- Healthy breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner
- “Whole” approach
- Talking with teens about healthy eating
- Healthy tailgating
- Healthy back-to-school lunches
- Healthy holiday food choices
- Junk food transformations
- Simple substitutions
- Decoding Food Fads
- 2020 Husky Cookbook
- Benefits of homemade meals + recipes
- Complete guide to cooking at home
- Grocery guide
- Cooking on weeknights
- Eating together
- Quick & easy recipes
- Instant pot recipes
- Slow cooker recipes
- 2020 Husky Cookbook
- Foods of the World
- Italian Bagna Cauda
- Persian/Iranian Fesenjoon
- German Kartoffelpuffer
- Japanese Grilled Beef
- Filipino Pork Adobo
- Vietnamese Spring Rolls
- Peruvian Ceviche
- Danish Smørrebrød
- Italian: Perfect Pasta
Additional Nutrition Education Resources within the UW Community
The UW Medicine Right as Rain website has a great library of evidence-based articles supporting nutritional health. The UW Collaborative on Obesity Research & Action (CORA) also conducts and publishes original research on nutrition-related topics. Lastly, while schedules may change quarterly, the IMA has historically offered nutrition-related classes, such as the Nutrition Building Blocks series, as a part of their Mindfulness series of classes.
Just like your relationship with people, your relationships with food and your body are deeply personal and influenced by your past and present experiences. If you are interested in reconnecting with your body’s cues in the context of food, read this article from the Whole U on eating with yoga practice in mind.
If you are struggling with your relationship with food and/or your body, UW Counseling recommends the following external resources (in addition to seeking individualized mental health support):
- Intuitive Eating
- National Eating Disorders Association (1-800-931-2237 Information & Referral Line)
- Eating Disorder Referral & Information Center
If you have a health condition that warrants an individualized nutrition intervention, or if you are seeking one-on-one guidance to achieve your nutritional goals, consider working with a registered dietitian nutritionist.
Insurance coverage of nutritional counseling varies, so check your benefits coverage with your health insurance provider to understand your financial responsibility.
For those struggling with disordered eating, UW students have access to mental health services through both Hall Health and the UW Counseling Center. Drop-in counseling services are also available via Let’s Talk.
For those UW students looking to join others involved in food or nutrition organizations on campus, there are several RSOs to choose from, including*:
- UW Food Systems Coalition
- ASUW Student Food Coop
- Hungry Huskies
- Huskies for Food Justice
- Dirty Dozen Student Farm Club
*Student organizations are subject to change from year-to-year (current as of 2019-2020)
The food system encompasses every mile marker encountered by the foods that you eat from farm to fork. Check out these articles from the Whole U on sustainability and sustainable seafood; the benefits of locally grown; when to buy organic; and how to support local food banks.
If you’re interested in getting back to your agrarian roots (or planting new ones), check out ways to get involved with the UW Farm, such as volunteering on the farm, joining the CSA, or making a donation.
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