Pupil-run non-profit Campus Nutrition’s web site launched on August 24 to supply data to UBC college students in regards to the over 100 meals distributors on campus.
Based by latest UBC graduates Arman Mojtabavi, Sepehr Kamal and Kasra Kamal in 2019, Campus Diet was developed by a group of scholar volunteers with the intention to assist members of the UBC group navigate the variety of meals choices on campus.
“There’s a lot of small sources out there to college students and the group … UBC Meals Companies offers details about meals shops that they run, the AMS does equally, after which there’s about 70 unbiased meals shops additionally on campus,” mentioned Sepehr Kamal, one of many founders. “It’s very scattered, and there’s no full supply of data in the meanwhile.”
The web site permits college students to make use of filters equivalent to worth, delicacies and placement to simply seek for particular meals distributors.
“We count on our useful resource to essentially assist the UBC group, the scholars and employees in UBC, to navigate the massive number of on-campus meals distributors, uncover new locations to eat and finally make extra knowledgeable consuming choices,” mentioned Mojtabavi. “We need to create a way of group by a shared curiosity in meals.”
The founders declare the web site will even promote native companies on campus which have struggled through the COVID-19 pandemic and enhance consciousness of meals and diet golf equipment on campus.
Campus Diet has acquired exterior assist from UBC Meals Companies and UBC Wellbeing. The initiative has additionally acquired the Progressive Venture Fund grant from the AMS, in addition to two grants from the Science Undergraduate Society.
Now that Campus Diet has launched, the group hopes to broaden the useful resource by including new options equivalent to particular dietary data and a evaluation system for the meals distributors on campus.
“We actually have a look at it as an evolving undertaking, and our long-term hope is that … we will take what we constructed and replicate it at one other college campus as effectively,” mentioned Sepehr.
“The UBC campus is sort of distinctive, most campuses are usually not large and don’t have over 100 meals distributors like UBC does, however there completely is potential for this to be helpful at different campuses.”