COVID-19 has caused many changes to the way students attend college. While many cooking courses are in person, some are still online, so getting all the creative, unique, and novel ingredients can be challenging on a student’s income and time. These tips should help you navigate through cooking culinary masterpieces at home.

Cooking culinary masterpieces during COVID-19.

Help Yourself and Help Others

There are many resources you can use that will help save time and money. Check out these ideas and try what might work for you. If food insecurity is of interest to you, why not join these programs as a volunteer or participate in a research study.

Meal Exchange Program (Canada Wide)

For over 20 years, we have inspired and empowered students across the country to create a healthy, just, and sustainable food system. We facilitate collaboration and innovation on campuses and act as a catalyst to increase access to good food for students. Curious to learn more about our approach, then click here:

Foodshare (in many Canadian communities)

Super fresh, locally grown, culturally diverse produce delivered to your door – every week. The Good Food Box is the affordable way to keep your fridge stocked with fruits and vegetables that are good for you, good for your family and good for your community. Your Good Food Box purchase helps FoodShare to support Toronto’s most nutritionally vulnerable through a diversity of programs and initiatives. Click here:

Student Nutrition Access Program (George Brown College)

The mission of the Student Nutrition Access Program (SNAP) is to provide support on the nutrition, health and wellness needs of George Brown College students to help them succeed academically. Example of two programs include SNAP Food Pantry, providing access to nutritious food and meals available for GBC students, and SNAP Food Hamper delivery to those GBC students in quarantine. See all our programs by clicking here:

Communal Lunch Project (George Brown College)

The Communal Lunch Project highlights the social function of food to address two issues disproportionately represented in the post-secondary student population:  food insecurity and social isolation. This website is our virtual table where students can learn about food and participate in virtual community lunches and dinners. Click here to learn more

Canadian Dietitians at

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