Healthy and sustainable food


The University is committed to the promotion and provision of delicious, affordable food using fresh and where possible, locally sourced ingredients.

We are proud of our ethical and sustainable ethos to sourcing food that supports local economics and limits the impact of our hospitality operations on the environment. All our outlets are working towards Fairtrade accreditation, we use fish from sustainable sources, our eggs are free range, and we are working hard to eliminate single-use plastic and packaging on campus.

Discover the University's outlets to eat, drink and dine or view our Campus Map to see the full range of outlets across the University, indulging free water refill stations to keep you hydrated and vending machines selling snacks and hot and cold drinks.

You can enjoy discounts on food and drink across the University with our Yoyo loyalty app. The app is free to download and you'll receive points every time you purchase an item from any of our outlets. Points can be collected to claim vouchers which can be used as payment at a later date. 

Follow us @EATDRINKBANGOR on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, to keep up to date with our campaigns, competitions and offers, such as 'Meat free Mondays' and 'Feed your Brain', to help fuel your body and mind with delicious and seasonal food choices that are healthy and sustainable.

Get involved in our Student campaigns and projects that explore sustainable ways of growing fruit and vegetables and supporting local communities through food bank donation baskets, healing gardens and much more.

Catering

Our delivered catering service provides the highest quality, nutritional and fresh array of food choices for all occasions. Based at our kitchens in Neuadd Reichel, our delivered catering service prepares delicious food, which can be supplied on campus and to locations within a 15-mile radius of Bangor.

Sources of information and advice

Cheap and cheerful recipes

  • BBC Good Food Student Recipes these recipes are a great way to get started with easy, economical, and filling dishes that are packed with flavour.
  • Cook with Campus Life Bangor University have put together a great mini cookbook (including delicious mocktail recipes) full of tasty, nutritious and above all simple meals. All our recipes are designed to be easy to make and packed full of flavour.
  • Student Services give their Tops Tips for students to create healthy and nutritional meals while keeping costs low.
  • The Student Food Project aims to help students discover easy to follow, quick to make, and cost-effective recipes, using fresh and nutritional resources and products.
  • The Student’s Guide to Nutrition discusses the five food groups, each serving a distinct purpose. Understanding how these food groups affect your body can help you determine what, and how much, you should eat.

Eating right for your microbes

  • What should I eat for a healthy gut? Bacteria and other microbes (including fungi and viruses) are often thought of as sources of disease, but in fact many play an essential role in keeping you healthy.
  • The Gut-Brain Connection Your gut is sensitive to emotions like anger, anxiety, sadness, and joy, and your brain can react to signals from your stomach. All the more reason to eat a balanced and nutritious diet so that your gut and your brain can be healthy.

Healthy cooking and food preparation

  • Eating healthy food doesn’t mean giving up your favourite foods. Your favourite recipes can be adapted easily to provide a healthier alternative by following these Healthy Cooking and Food Preparation Tips
  • Healthy eating can easily fall by the wayside when you’re juggling a busy schedule and lots of responsibilities. A Beginner’s Guide to Healthy Meal Prep will help set yourself up for healthy eating success.

Podcasts

  • Food For Thought with Rhiannon Lambert, a qualified nutritionist, will equip you with all the evidence-based advice you need to live and breathe a healthy lifestyle. Rhiannon is joined by special guests, all of whom can be considered experts in the world of wellbeing, to take an in-depth look into popular diet-culture questions and separate the facts from the fiction.
  • The Food Medic podcast in this podcast, hosted by medical doctor, personal trainer, blogger, and author, Dr. Hazel Wallace, you will hear from leading experts in their field who share evidence-based advice on how we can live healthier lives and cut through the confusing information that we find online.
  • The Spark the genetic epidemiologist Tim Spector argues that almost everything we have been told about food is wrong.

Taking a balanced approach to food

  • British Nutrition Foundation with so much conflicting information out there, it is easy to become confused about healthy eating. Develop your knowledge about healthy eating, nutrition and lifestyle choices based on the latest scientific research.

  • Care first lifestyle website offers nutritional information and advice for University staff on a range of topics, including ways to snack sensibly, reduce your salt intake, and foods to fight fatigue and reduce cholesterol levels.
  • Healthy Eating provides advice to adopt a well-balanced diet that strengthens your immune system.
  • NHS Eat Well learn about the food groups for a balanced diet, recipes and tips for healthy eating and digestive health advice.

Types of teas and their health benefits

Tea is the most widely used ancient beverage in the world and remains to be a popular drink of choice. Tea can encourage weight loss, ease physical discomfort, help lower cholesterol, and bring about mental alertness. Some teas have been shown to help against free radicals that can contribute to cancer, heart disease, and clogged arteries.

Tea UK provides facts on over 30 varieties of tea.

Teas to drink for a healthier body and mind From black and green to hibiscus and chamomile, learn about the eight teas that offer a host of health benefits.

What is one portion?

  • Portion Size Guide Bupa guidelines recommends portion sizes for the key food groups that will meet an average person’s nutritional and energy requirements and offers tips for cutting down portion sizes.
  • Portion Control Controlling your portions doesn’t mean you need to eat tiny amounts or measure out precisely the number of peas on your plate.

What does it mean to eat clean?

  • What is Clean Eating for Beginners? Starting a new way of eating can seem overwhelming at first. Here you can learn exactly what clean eating should mean for your life and how to get started.
  • Clean Eating Recipes here you’ll find every recipe you need to follow a clean eating diet, using whole and unprocessed food, from morning until night.