Tips on Healthy Eating and Solutions to Food Insecurity

Tips on Healthy Eating and Solutions to Food Insecurity

In honor of Nationwide Diet Thirty day period, which operates by the month of March, the newest episode of Speaking of … Higher education of Charleston is all about food items how to eat sustainably, cut down food stuff squander and delight in tasty neighborhood fruits and veggies from our campus farmers market place.

The world’s population has developed from 5 billion in 1987 to nearly 8 billion now, but our assets just can’t retain up. Agriculture and connected land-use improve account for almost 25{35112b74ca1a6bc4decb6697edde3f9edcc1b44915f2ccb9995df8df6b4364bc} of world wide greenhouse fuel emissions. In this episode we sit down with Regan Henry, registered dietitian nutritionist and qualified feeding on disorder specialist for Dining Companies at the School of Charleston. Henry shares her wealth of knowledge and features suggestions on how to adopt healthful and sustainable eating routines.

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Regan Henry is a Charleston indigenous. She joined the College of Charleston in April 2022 as the registered dietitian for Dining Solutions.

Her desire in sustainable consuming started for the duration of her university times when she started out learning motivators for nearby food items usage and other sustainable behaviors among college or university students. And she’s experienced a enthusiasm for functioning with faculty college students at any time due to the fact.

Pupils can meet with Henry to communicate about anything from their personalized wellbeing ambitions to managing food stuff allergic reactions and nutritional restrictions to mastering how to strategy and prepare meals independently. Henry operates with campus cooks to assistance get the thriller out of healthier taking in. Dining Services recognizes and accommodates foods allergy symptoms, choices and special nutritional demands in a way that is personalized, sensitive and supportive.

Registered Dietitian solutions for food plan holders involve:

  • Nourishment consultations
  • Eating hall excursions
  • Meals allergy options

If you have any inquiries or fears about your dietary demands, remember to make contact with Henry at [email protected].

Strategies for balanced ingesting:

Less animal merchandise, especially pink meat, and additional fruits, veggies, nuts and legumes.

Think about generating tiny, realistic alterations to your diet program. Taking in plant-ahead meals is a way to emphasize healthy vegetation at the middle of the plate. Meat can be included as a taste enhancer, but in smaller sized portions than most of us are made use of to.

Suggestions for sustainable having:

  • Consume less animal-dependent food items. The output of animal-based mostly meals is affiliated with bigger greenhouse fuel emissions, with dairy and red meat acquiring the optimum effects. Manufacturing of animal-dependent foods will make up two-thirds of all agricultural greenhouse gas emissions and requires much more than 75{35112b74ca1a6bc4decb6697edde3f9edcc1b44915f2ccb9995df8df6b4364bc} of agricultural land use.
  • Lessen food items squander and approach meals in advance of time. When planning your meals, do an stock of what you already have on hand. Make your grocery record, stick to it and only obtain what you need so nothing at all goes to waste.
  • Select your deliver sensibly. Get the ugly produce if you’re likely to use it in a soup, sauce or casserole. Frozen and canned produce alternatives are good for reducing foods squander for the reason that they have longer shelf lives and are just as nutritious as fresh new develop.
  • There are a lot of benefits to having domestically, from an environmental sustainability lens to supporting our regional financial system by purchasing at farmers marketplaces.

Strategies for food items insecurity on campus:

  • The Lowcountry Foodstuff Bank, in partnership with the University of Charleston’s Riley Centre for Livable Communities and the Metropolis of Charleston, has an on-line, interactive Lowcountry Food stuff Finder Map, which will help men and women in want uncover absolutely free meals in Charleston County and past.
  • The College’s Cougar Pantry delivers food  at no expense to students, no queries asked.
  • Swipe Absent Starvation is a way for students with meal plans to donate unused meal faucets to support learners going through food items insecurity.


Campus Dish: Menus for Liberty Fresh new Food Corporation and Metropolis Bistro are housed in this article, which include the vegan/vegetarian/awesome foods icons mentioned.

CofC Eating Instagram (Incorporates communications about wellness functions and farmers markets)

Charleston Farmers Industry

SC Dept. of Agriculture source for regional foodstuff

Lowcountry Foodstuff Finder