What's going on in the Davis Centre?

Davis centre study area

You may have seen the boarded up walls, you may have heard some banging around.  And now, BOTH Tim Hortons and Bon Appetit are closed! What's the deal? 

Food Services is working hard to bring you awesome, innovative and new concepts that will tickle your taste buds and leave you with that warm, full feeling we all crave. 

So, what's happening? 

Nutrition and Sleep Part 2: How to Eat for Better Sleep

Sleep & Nutrition Part 2

This is the second part of our blog series on Nutrition and Sleep. In our last post, we talked about how a lack of sleep can impact our appetite, energy and cravings. In this post we will review some tips for eating well for sleep.

Nutrition and Sleep Part 1: Sleep, Appetite and Energy

Sleep & Nutrition Part 1

This is the first of a 2 part blog series on Nutrition and Sleep. This first post, will talk about how sleep impacts our bodies from a nutrition perspective.

Food Waste Reduction through our Pay by Weight System

Man handing watcard to cashier in servery

According to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, Canada is one of the worst countries in the world when it comes to food waste. About 40% of the food produced in Canada is wasted, that’s $31 billion in food waste! This food waste further goes to landfills and generates methane, a gas that is 25 times more hazardous for the environment than carbon dioxide!

How can buying locally benefit the environment?

Fresh vegetables

Local food is food that is grown within a geographical region that is considered local to your specific area. This can be food grown in your city, neighbourhood, or home! There are various health and economic benefits of buying locally grown food. For instance, it promotes food safety and supports the local economy, but have you ever wondered how buying local could benefit the environment?

Environmental Benefits of a Vegan Diet

Green vegetables

Have you ever wondered how a plant-based diet could help combat global warming? The greatest contributor to the cause is human activity, to reduce this we often do small daily tasks such as taking the bus or walking to campus instead of driving, but changing your diet to one that’s vegan is a whole different way to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, conserve water, and even protect habitats and species.

Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHGs)

Unlock the Potential of Food

Unlock the potential of food with vegetables in the background

March is Nutrition Month! This month I want to inspire some excitement and celebrate all things food. For most of us, food and meals are a big part of our daily routines— providing the nutrients we need to function at our best. But food has the potential to be so much more than that, food can inspire creativity and bring people together. In this post I’ll be sharing some easy ways you can think a little differently about the potential of food.

Here are 4 easy ways you can unlock the potential of food every day:

Fairtrade: How does it protect the environment?

Fairtrade coffee with poster that has logo

You’ve seen the Fairtrade Mark on most of the coffee and tea at our units, but have you ever wondered what it means, not only for people but the environment?

Source: Easybib.com

Fad Diets Part 2: What is a fad diet and how do I spot one?

Fad diets what is a fad diet? And how do I spot one? Read now

When someone offers a faster, easier way of doing something, most people are only too excited to jump on the bandwagon. Email has virtually replaced the need to ever send a letter, online shopping means less trips to crowded stores, and meal delivery kits take the guesswork out of dinner. 

Which is better: The classic clamshell or the eco-container?

Student filling eco-container with food

When it comes to take-out containers at our eateries, the classic clamshell is often the choice most people make. From pizza to pasta and salads to sandwiches, the clamshells we provide keep food fresh and delicious for eating.