Healthy eating is encouraged, and there are several resources to make healthier choices easier for you at UCC. KSG is the official caterer for the restaurants on campus, and UCC Green Campus ensures that there is an element of sustainability to food-related projects (such as Farm to Fork or Meatless Mondays).
In this section, you will find multiple resources for healthy eating and resources where you can find out more information.
UCC Green Campus: information on UCC's Farm to Fork, Meatless Mondays, Sustainabilty, and more! Visit http://greencampus.ucc.ie/food-health-well-being/
Food-based Dietary Guidelines in Ireland: information here
*Their messages are:
- Limit high fat, sugar and salt foods from the top shelf of the Pyramid to no more than once or twice a week
- Eat more fruit and vegetables, at least 5 to 7 servings a day
- Use the Pyramid as a guide for serving sizes and remember that portion size matters
Food Choice at Work: a unique public health approach to food in the workplace. More information on the project can be found here. Food Choice, a UCC spin-out business, have kindly shared with us their new Recipe Booklet which they have developed to celebrate their 5th anniversary.
Safefood is an excellent resource for nutrition, food safety, family eating, and tips for how to make healthier food choices.
Opportunity to contribute to Food/Nutrition/Sustainability at UCC:
Are you interested in contributing to Food, Nutrition, and Sustainability projects on campus? As a recognised health promoting university, UCC has several working groups that reflect various health topics and are made up of staff and students. If you’re interested in being a part of the Food/Nutrition/Sustainability working group, you can contact the health promotion project workers at UCC Health Matters: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information Sessions delivered by Food Choice: