Last week the Sulman students took part in a “How to Adult” session, which takes place a few times a term. The topic for the week was “Good Nutrition and Eating on a Budget”. Students looked at the healthy eating food pyramid and discussed their healthy (and unhealthy) eating habits. They also took part in a health quiz that allowed them to determine what important elements may be missing from their diet. Staff and students agreed that they could all do with a few more servings of vegetables a day!
Students and staff also discussed some ways to eat well on a budget. Some of the tips included:
- Always make a list before you go shopping
- Use what is already in your refrigerator
- Buy foods with the furthest away expiry date (i.e milk and bread)
- Make and eat leftovers
- Cook and buy in bulk
- Buy cheaper, generic brands
- Grow your own produce
We also discussed cheap, yet highly nutritional foods, such as broccoli, onions, spinach, sweet potatoes, carrots, tomatoes and eggs.