copy of Outstanding NutritionA team of UWindsor students has published a cookbook aimed at fuelling academic achievement.

Cookbook provides nutritional guidance for academic success

Athletes watch they eat for optimal performance, says Victoria Ballo, and academic all-stars should do the same.

A student of behaviour, cognition, and neuroscience, she is part of a team that developed Outstanding Nutrition: Nutrition for overachievers!, a cookbook aimed at fuelling academic achievement.

“A good diet fuels success, well-being, and sustainable practices,” Ballo says. She and other members of the Outstanding Scholars Student Council — Katerina Amicone, Victorious Sambao, and Nicole Vanier — joined dietitians Leeauna Duchesne and Shelley Amato to develop the book.

Besides recipes, it boasts tips on planning meals, preparing meals, and developing healthy eating habits, with information on packing a lunch, understanding food labels, and shopping on a limited budget.

Tim Brunet, co-ordinator of the Outstanding Scholars program, is happy to see the group publish the cookbook online.

“We want students at the University of Windsor to thrive,” Dr. Brunet says. “We hope that proper nutrition will provide a healthy basis for students who are doing amazing things in the classroom and in research.”

Read Outstanding Nutrition here.