Being nourished is more than just filling your belly. It’s about consistently getting the vitamins and minerals you need to thrive.
Food and hydration affect your energy level, ability to concentrate and overall wellness. Keep your mind, body and spirit functioning at an optimal level. Eat nutritious meals regularly and drink plenty of water throughout the day.
What Being Nourished Feels Like
- Reliable access to nutritious food
- Strong, steady energy throughout the day
- Body systems working well
- A healthy relationship with food
How You Can Be Nourished
- Access free food in emergencies and learn about healthy eating in your community.
- Pay attention to what you eat. Strive for a balanced diet.
- Learn how to prepare a healthy meal on a budget.
- Hydrate and have healthy snacks on hand.
- Ask for help if you’re worried about your relationship with food.
- Visit the Self-Care page for more resources.
- You don’t have to choose between eating and earning your degree. UCR’s Case Managers can point you to emergency on- and off-campus food resources, including R’Pantry, CalFresh application assistance and St. George’s Hot Meal for students.
- Take a fun Cooking Well class in the Student Recreation Center’s (SRC) Classroom Kitchen.
- Grow your own food with R’Garden, UCR’s community garden program.
- Fill up your water bottle at a UCR Hydration Station.
- Make wise choices while eating on campus. Be choosey in the dining hall and go for a mini-fridge makeover. Learn how to eat healthy at the HUB. Order Lighten Up and vegetarian/vegan options.
- Seek assistance with body image and/or relationships with food. Make an appointment at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).
- Connect with Student Health Services (SHS) for Lifestyle Counseling. Topics include nutrition, weight management, fitness, stress management and stop smoking techniques.