What is nutrition? Why is it important?
Nutrition is the process of obtaining the food needed for health and growth. There are a lot of elements that go into nutrition such as carbohydrates, protein, and fats as well as vitamins and minerals. The most important part is that you get a wide variety of foods with plenty of fruits and vegetables. Balanced nutrition helps your brain and your body function at its best to support everything you do.
Ask the Dietitian
Nutrition Blog Posts
Check out these blog posts written by the WIT Peer Educators on all things food and nutrition.
What is Diet Culture?
With lots of information on nutrition and health, it can be hard to tell what is good advice and sound science and what is diet culture. In this blog, Eva discusses diet culture and fad diets and the effect they have on our health and wellbeing.
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Here's some of the WIT Peer Educators' favorite people who promote healthy relationships with food and provide nutrition education.
Our Favorite Instagram Accounts
Shana Minei Spencer
Shana is actively anti‑diet culture and a promoter of healthy relationships with food.
Focused on Latinas, Dalina promotes eating without guilt, body positivity, and ending chronic dieting.
Melissa is a dietician who posts recipes and information explaining why society’s idea of healthy eating is harmful.
Shikha is a promoter of food freedom and body acceptance through anti‑diet information.
A Black dietician who focuses on cultural foods and information about health.
Our Favorite YouTube Channels
"Showing you how to eat the foods that you want, when you want, without guilt stress of anxiety. Feel amazing about your food choices mentally and physically, cupcakes and cookies alike!"
"It’s full of nutrition science, health expertise, and real-life tools and ideas you can use ideas to help you feel empowered to take care of your unique health, body, and lifestyle."
"Join us each week as we recreate the foods you've always wanted to try in movies and television - and if you're not careful, you just might learn a thing or two."
"Our mission is to make a nourishing plant-based lifestyle accessible to everyone. Get inspired or find a calm and relaxing space with the collection of videos that help to nourish the cells and the soul."
Food on the Bus Line
Looking for places to eat but don't have a car? We've got a map for you! Our Nutrition Bus Line map has some of our favorite restaurants stop-by-stop for the Laker Line, 48 and 37! Bringing your own food downtown? We've also included microwave locations to heat up your food on campus.