By: Natasha Roy, Student Member
For seventeen to eighteen years of our life, we are living with our families where the cooking, cleaning and laundry is done by most parents. Sometimes we have one or two chores that our parents give us to complete. Fast forward to university where students are suddenly responsible for EVERYTHING. This means they are responsible for cooking, cleaning and doing laundry all while balancing school work, extracurricular activities and social lives. I’m not going to sugar-coat it. Adjusting to living away from home and balancing these responsibilities can be a hard transition and is one of the reasons why many students consume processed foods or eat fast food. These foods are convenient and budget-friendly. However, what majority of students do not realize is that there are meals or snacks that can be made quickly and are good for you. Today, I’m going to share a fruit, yogurt and granola parfait recipe that is super easy to make and that can be consumed on the go.
Natasha Roy is pursuing a degree in Foods and Nutrition at Brescia University College. After completing her degree, she hopes to become a dietitian focusing primarily on pediatric nutrition. Prior to attending Brescia, Natasha completed a diploma in Culinary Management and Nutrition from George Brown College in Toronto. She firmly believes that having both cooking and nutrition knowledge will enrich the experience for clients as the dietitian will understand the practical and theoretical aspects. In the future, Natasha hopes to raise awareness about the relationship between the culinary arts and nutrition.
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