Posts Tagged ‘Student’

Eating for sport

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

To help you perform the best in sport and exercise – it’s good to be competitive! – you need to eat well to do well. Don’t worry, that doesn’t mean you can never drink or have a cheeky pizza ever again – but just not too much of it, and in balance with healthy things, so you’re not totally deprived!

There’s loads of great websites out there to help you make the right food choices, tell you what’s good to eat for a training regime (before and after exercise), and quick and easy recipes. Here’s a few we recommend!

GENERAL
• NHS: ‘Food for Sport’
Teen Weightwise website
• Teens Health: ‘A Guide to Eating For Sport’

EATING FOR RUGBY
• Daily Mail: ‘The Food of Champions – What the rugby players eat’
• Rugby Coach: ‘Eating to Win for Rugby Players’
• The Rugby Blog: ‘Nutrition for Rugby’

And don’t forget to check out our very own blog post about eating for sport – from a student’s point of view!

And to the Victor….Warm Beer!: Halls Cook Off, Liverpool

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Christian: Let me first begin by saying thank you to studentcooking.tv for the lovely crate of warm beer. It was a prize that was very short lived thanks to my friends who wanted to ‘celebrate’ with me.

I had a lot of fun doing the halls cook-off and was pleased that I was representing for Lady Mountford! I was pretty nervous before hand because my team-mate pulled out leaving me on my own when every other team was in two’s. I worried that they’d be able to work quicker and bring along more support but it was okay in the end.

The challenge was a weird one! My sandwich was going so well until the jelly – I know like in some places they eat jelly sandwiches but it wasn’t something I wanted to try or make either! Overall though it was just a lot of fun, we got to meet some great people and it created a genuine buzz and that was fantastic.

2009: A Local Food Odyssey

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

What made you believe in being a local shopper?

I think it began because I’m generally passionate about food so I enjoy the experience  of going out and exploring and finding new shops. So it really grew from there, I found going to the local traders much more enjoyable than going to big supermarkets. Generally the people in the independent shops know the products better and get to know you as well, which is a touch I really like.

Why do you feel it’s important more students shop locally?

There are thousands of students moving into communities in cities across the country every year. All too often we just move into the area and live there for 3 years only going to the local supermarket. I think wouldn’t it give the local economy a huge boost if even half of those students decided to get most of their shopping from local butchers and green grocers that source from local farms? It really is sad to see in some areas all the closed down shops that were once part of a thriving community.

What do you think is stopping more students shopping locally?

Mostly I think knowledge – students don’t know where to find the shops, maybe don’t even know they’re even there. I also think in some cases there is a bit of fear in that lots of people don’t know what to ask for in a butchers so they don’t try. Hopefully they’ll see from the film it’s not daunting at all. On the other hand though I can see why some people stick to the security of the supermarket – because they source from all over the world they’re rarely out of stock and you can get things out of season, whereas shopping locally you do have to buy more seasonally.

From the front line with a loser.

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

United we stand divided we fall has become very prevalent in the light of mine and Steve’s performance in King of the Kitchen. I whole heartedly blame Steve for our miserable defeat – how hard could it have been to pick the right ingredients!

It’s true enough that it was the food I cooked that didn’t win however I have to say that I didn’t really have anything to work with. With no meat and some peanut butter I think it would be fair to say that the food didn’t even bear a slight resemblance to chilli con carne.

It was all a lot of fun though and that’s what it’s all about, I wouldn’t be saying that had there been a good prize however! In the end I think Patrick was simply choosing the lesser of two evils as Mark and Lauren’s chilli didn’t look great either. Very glad we did it though, loads of fun and something to remember!