Week 5 Virtual Well Hut - Nutrition

Watch the Nutrition Video

Quick Anynomous Survey

Benefits of a Healthy Diet

  • Reduce the risk of some diseases including heart disease, diabetes, stroke, some cancers, osteoporosis 
  • Reduce high blood pressure
  • Lower high cholestorol
  • Improve well-being
  • Improve your ability to fight off illness
  • Improve your ability to recover from illness or injury
  • Increase your level of energy 

These 4 resources and strategies can help you combat stress: 

UHS Nutrition Counseling

  • Meet with a Registered Dietitian (RD) or nutrition coach to help you navigate any nutrition concerns or questions you have.
  • Review the Nutrition page which provides additional information regarding their approach and philosophy. 
  • The Registered Dietitian sees students one-on-one for the following: eating disorders, disordered eating concerns, and body dissatisfaction. Known medical conditions (IBS/digestive concerns, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, polysystic ovary syndrome) 

Website to make an appointment: https://ukhealthcare.uky.edu/university-health-service/health-education#section-5821

The Food Connection at UK

Food Connection supports our land-grant mission through 3 key areas of work: 

  • Transdiciplinary eduction 
  • High-impact service and outreach 
  • Grounded research on regional and regenerative farming and food systems

Food Connection works directly with dining partner, UK Dining, to improve our local farm and business impact food procurement for campus dining 

Recipes: https://foodconnection.ca.uky.edu/recipes

Farm to Fork 

Farm-to-Fork is a grant-funded meal program that provides not only free locally sourced lunches using recovered foods and produce but also education and a sense of community to UK students 

Main contact: Kendra Oo

Phone number: (859) 218-4912

Department email: kendracan@uky.edu

Address: 222 Funkhouser Building 

Hours of opporation: Wednesdays 11-1 pm 

UK Dining 

Campus Dining Health + Wellness resources: https://uky.campusdish.com/HealthAndWellness/OnCampusResources

Emily Tuggle, RD, LD is a Registered Dietitian 

She works with the culinary team to provide special dietary accommodations to students with food allergies/intolerances and holds events throughout the school year to promote overall health and wellness. 

Contact: diningdietitian@lsv.uky.edu

Check out more student well-being resources at: 


Join us on zoom Wednesday January 13th at 4:00 pm to chat with a Student Wellness Ambassador to discuss this week's well-being topic!