Understudy run non-benefit Campus Nutrition’s site dispatched on August 24 to give data to UBC understudies about the more than 100 food sellers nearby.
Established by late UBC graduates Arman Mojtabavi, Sepehr Kamal and Kasra Kamal in 2019, Campus Nutrition was created by a group of understudy volunteers to help individuals from the UBC people group explore the variety of food choices nearby.
“There’s lots of small resources available to students and the community … UBC Food Services provides information about food outlets that they run, the AMS does similarly, and then there’s about 70 independent food outlets also on campus,” said Sepehr Kamal, one of the founders. “It’s very scattered, and there’s no complete source of information at the moment.”
The site permits understudies to utilize channels like value, cooking and area to handily look for explicit food sellers.
“We expect our resource to really help the UBC community, the students and staff in UBC, to navigate the large selection of on-campus food vendors, discover new places to eat and ultimately make more informed eating decisions,” said Mojtabavi. “We want to create a sense of community through a shared interest in food.”
The authors guarantee the site will likewise advance neighborhood organizations nearby that have battled during the COVID-19 pandemic and increment familiarity with food and nourishment clubs nearby.
Grounds Nutrition has gotten outer help from UBC Food Services and UBC Wellbeing. The drive has likewise gotten the Innovative Project Fund award from the AMS, just as two awards from the Science Undergraduate Society.
Since Campus Nutrition has dispatched, the group desires to extend the asset by adding new components, for example, explicit dietary data and a survey framework for the food sellers nearby.
“We really look at it as an evolving project, and our long-term hope is that … we can take what we built and replicate it at another university campus as well,” said Sepehr.
“The UBC campus is quite unique, most campuses are not massive and don’t have over 100 food vendors like UBC does, but there absolutely is potential for this to be useful at other campuses.”