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Wellness Guide — Eating Well, Cooking, & Body Image

A Guide to the UConn Library Wellness and Self-Care Collection

Eating Well

Welcome! Eating well is a proven way to feel better and help our bodies get the nutrients and vitamins they need.  If you are a student on a limited budget, you will find resources on food pantries for those in need. This page also features cookbooks to generate ideas for cooking.  In addition, it also features books about eating well and generating a positive body-image.  Titles about body-image are at the bottom of this page.

Carrots oranges ginger and peppers on a table

Above: Photo by Josh Millgate on Unsplash

Food Insecurity Resources for the State of Connecticut

With the COVID-19 pandemic, more attention has been focused on food insecurity amongst college aged students.  If you are experiencing food insecurity, there are resources like food pantries which are able to offer assistance.

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Digital Library Books

Digital Books on Eating and Body Image

Below you will find links to help for eating disorders in addition to information about building a positive body image and resources for learning about eating disorders.

Website Recipes

Cooking Shows

June, Senior Food Editor at makes amazing recipes on a budget in NYC!

Chef Websites

Many of these chefs offer videos of their recipes on their social media accounts.

Physical Library Books on Food and Eating Well

These physical books may be requested for pickup.  Many are part of the Leisure Reading Collection.