Nutrition

 

Nutrition plays an important role in students’ mental and physical health, as well as their academic performance. The following information provides reliable resources to help educate and guide students in making healthy choices.

On-Campus Resources

StFX Food Services

StFX offers a number of dining options on campus. Click here for a list of all the dining options with menus for the campus cafeteria, meal hall, Starbucks and more. This site also includes an interactive map where you can view the locations of all of the dining options.

Student Food Resource Centre

The Student Food Resource Centre is a free resource for any student that attends the university and provides access to a variety of foods.  Located at the back of MacKinnon Hall.  Hours: Monday-Saturday 12:10pm-6:10pm

Resources through the StFX Nutrition Department

StFX's Nutrition program includes professors who are experts in their field. Click here for a faculty/staff directory, as well as here to find useful resources on nutrition.

                 Off-Campus Resources

The following two links will lead you to the Sobey’s and Atlantic Superstore websites**. Weekly flyers, locations, and hours of operation can be found here:

Sobey’s

Atlantic Superstore .  Also includes registered dietician services.

*Every Tuesday, show your student ID and get 10% off of your purchases.

Antigonish Farmer’s Market: A great place to find fresh fruits, vegetables, produce, and much more! The Farmer’s Market is opened on Wednesday evenings from 4:00pm – 7:00pm and Saturdays from 8:30am – 1:00pm.

Can’t make it to the market during these times? The Antigonish Farmer’s Market website allows you to shop online!

Antigonish Community Food Bank: Available for anyone to use. Convenient for students living off-campus.

Affordable Transportation:  Not all locations mentioned above are easily accessible by foot. Luckily the Antigonish Community Transit Society can take you there! Its daily schedule and transit fees can be found on their website.

    Recipes

Looking for healthy, quick, affordable recipes? Check out these links:

Affordable and Easy Student Recipes

Dorm-Room Friendly Recipes

University Student Meal Prep Ideas

    Additional Resources

The Canadian Food Guide is a reliable source to help understand portion sizing and what foods are recommended for a healthy lifestyle, In addition, it is accommodating as it is offered in many languages.

The University of Waterloo has put together a campus wellness page of their own. Click here for additional healthy eating ideas.