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Artistic Approach to Life in the Mind of a Chef

Artistic Approach to Life in the Mind of a Chef

Evan Elman is the owner of Vancouver Private Dining, Co-Owner of Urban Tadka, and Executive Chef at Dinner in the Sky Canada. He and our CEO Drew Munro dive deep into the thoughts behind decisions leading to becoming the Gary Vaynerchuk of cooking. “I try to be completely open to new opportunities and people. All… Read more »

Reimagine a Multi-Billion Dollar Industry

Reimagine a Multi-Billion Dollar Industry

Brad Pommen is the President and Founder of SMRT1 Technologies. He and our CEO Drew Munro talk about the journey to upcycle a multi-billion vending industry, building technology that retrofits onto almost any vending machine in the world, powering them with incredible data analytics and allowing them to move into exciting new markets. “The idea… Read more »

Quick Tips For A Healthier Gut

Quick Tips For A Healthier Gut

A healthy gut is the key to optimal health! In this episode, Sam and Natalia dive into the importance of gut health and a few tips you can start implementing now to support your gut so that you can feel your best. “80% of your immune system is working in the gut.” – Natalia Want… Read more »

Drew Munro: The Future of Healthy Food Accessibility

Drew Munro: The Future of Healthy Food Accessibility

The Wellness Hub is joined by the CEO and co-founder of UpMeals Drew Munro to talk about how this Vancouver-based company is disrupting the modern food industry and providing access to healthy food 24/7 through innovative technology. “My passion has always been to nourish people and to use food as a vehicle to bring joy… Read more »

UpMeals Delivers Record Q3 Revenues + Profitability Update 

UpMeals Delivers Record Q3 Revenues + Profitability Update 

Vancouver, BC, October 6th, 2022 – UpMeals is very pleased to announce another record performance in Q3 2022, with revenues growing 148% YoY from Q3 2021. September was also a single-month revenue record for the company. The company posted revenues of $690K in Q3 2022, beating their forecast and increasing 148% from Q3 2021’s performance. September 2022… Read more »

What Foods are Safe to Share with your Dog?

What Foods are Safe to Share with your Dog?

Dogs are so much more than just pets, and owners consider them to be members of their families. This mentality is very natural and common, although you must be careful when it comes to food because no matter how tempting it may be to give some of your meal to your dog, only certain foods… Read more »

Best Budget Food for Students

Best Budget Food for Students

Between schoolwork, studying for exams and paying tuition fees, it can be difficult for students to eat healthily. Eating healthy can be incredibly challenging for a student on a tight budget. Still, the right tips will help balance the demands of student life and eating healthy. Stick To Whole Foods Fruit, vegetables, whole grains, proteins… Read more »

Boost your Brain Power with These 3 Key Nutrients

Boost your Brain Power with These 3 Key Nutrients

Our food choices affect our heart, liver and other body parts, including our brain. A healthy diet can improve brain performance and preserve brain function, so you must consume healthy fats like nuts, fatty fish, lots of fruits and vegetables, and very low amounts of processed and sugary foods. Eating high-fibre whole grains and legumes… Read more »

How to Meal-Prep & Take Back Your Time

How to Meal-Prep & Take Back Your Time

Meal prepping allows you to remain healthy while on-the-go. Time and time again, many individuals find themselves making a pit stop at the closest fast food restaurant and feel trapped with this sub-par nutritional option. After all, you are what you eat—consuming processed, greasy fast food on a consistent basis will lead to increased body… Read more »

11 Best Foods to Boost Your Brain and Memory

11 Best Foods to Boost Your Brain and Memory

Certain foods will boost your brain and memory, so consuming these items is essential as your brain is the control center of your body. Your brain keeps your heart beating and lungs breathing, and this also allows you to move, feel and think.  For these reasons, it is a must that you keep your brain… Read more »

The 5 Best Diets for Women Over 50

The 5 Best Diets for Women Over 50

As a woman ages, her body will undergo significant changes with several side effects. New and different approaches may need to be taken to maintain a healthy life. You may need to consider a specific diet to ensure you receive all the necessary nutrients.  Women can alter their diets to better adapt to the natural… Read more »

Healthy meals take off at YVR with installation of UpMeals’ SmartVending Machines

Healthy meals take off at YVR with installation of UpMeals’ SmartVending Machines

This summer, travellers moving through Vancouver International Airport (YVR) have more options for a fresh and delicious meal thanks to the installation of SmartVending machines. UpMeals – Canada’s leading fresh food SmartVending provider – recently deployed five of its machines throughout the airport, offering individually-packaged and ready-to-eat salads, bowls, juices, healthy snacks, wraps and more.  UpMeals SmartVending… Read more »

UpMeals Announces Record April Revenues & Strong Q4 and Q1 Growth

UpMeals Announces Record April Revenues & Strong Q4 and Q1 Growth

UpMeals is pleased to announce record revenues in April due to an increase in demand across their SmartVending, B2B and D2C platforms, surpassing April 2021’s revenues by 61%.  Additionally, the company reported strong growth in Q4 (Oct-Dec 2021) of 81% from previous Q4 results, and 53% growth in Q1 (Jan-Dec 2022).  UpMeals is experiencing a… Read more »

How can diet help manage PCOS?

How can diet help manage PCOS?

PCOS, or polycystic ovarian syndrome, affects about 1 in 10 women of child-bearing age. If you’re one of many affected, there are diet and lifestyle changes you can make to reduce or overcome your symptoms. What is polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)? PCOS is characterized by hormonal imbalances, it involves not only the reproductive hormones, but… Read more »

Prenatal diets

Prenatal diets

It’s important to eat well during your pregnancy so that your newborn baby gets all the nutrition they need to grow up strong and healthy. Not only is it important to eat high-quality foods during pregnancy, it’s also important to eat more. It’s recommended you eat an extra 300 to 400 calories per day, especially… Read more »

At-home Workout Plans

At-home Workout Plans

Creating a successful at-home workout routine is easier than you think- because there are so many resources at your fingertips. The fitness industry has changed, and you no longer need to be in a gym everyday to get in shape. There are so many virtual ways you can access health experts, fitness plans, and trainers.… Read more »

UpMeals Completes 4 SmartVending Installations in a Week as Demand Skyrockets

UpMeals Completes 4 SmartVending Installations in a Week as Demand Skyrockets

Dec 13th, 2021 – Today, UpMeals, the healthy, fresh and sustainable vending machine solution, announced that it has completed the installation of 4 of its SmartVending machines in a single week as demand for their innovative solution continues to climb. The installations took place at the following locations: GEC Pearson Student Residences (Western Canada’s Largest… Read more »

UpMeals Launches Healthy Ready-to-eat Meal Subscription Service Right to your Door

UpMeals Launches Healthy Ready-to-eat Meal Subscription Service Right to your Door

Meals crafted by restaurant notables Kissa Tanto, Tayybeh, and Chầm Chậm and numerous chef-created healthy meal and snack options now available direct to consumer. Vancouver, BC, November 24, 2021 – Today, UpMeals, the healthy, fresh and sustainable vending machine solution, launched its ready-to-eat meal subscription service, their first direct-to-consumer offering.  Available in two, three, and… Read more »

Co-Founder and CEO of UpMeals, Drew Munro, named as one of Business in Vancouver’s Forty under 40 award recipients

Co-Founder and CEO of UpMeals, Drew Munro, named as one of Business in Vancouver’s Forty under 40 award recipients

We’re thrilled to share that Co-Founder and CEO of UpMeals, Drew Munro, has been recognized alongside notable business leaders across British Columbia as one of BIV’s 2021 Forty Under 40.  For more than a quarter-century the BIV Forty under 40 awards have recognized entrepreneurs, executives and professionals under the age of 40 who have demonstrated… Read more »

UpMeals To Launch its SmartVending Machine in Canaccord Genuity’s Vancouver Office

UpMeals To Launch its SmartVending Machine in Canaccord Genuity’s Vancouver Office

We’re thrilled to share that one of our SmartVending Machines will soon feed employees at Canaccord Genuity Group in Vancouver’s downtown core. Canaccord Genuity is a leading independent, full-service financial services firm, with operations in two principal segments of the securities industry: wealth management and capital markets. Due to COVID-19, return to work plans must… Read more »

10 Rules For A Healthy Gut

10 Rules For A Healthy Gut

Here are 10 rules (five “dos” and five “don’ts”) to support your gut microbiome to keep healthy levels of bacteria and other necessary agents that keep our guts functioning well. 

Gut Health: What is it and why does it matter?

Gut Health: What is it and why does it matter?

Gut health has become a large concern among health and wellness experts in all areas, and the importance of a healthy gut seems to be more and more significant for overall health.

Are Food Marketing Strategies Keeping Us Unhealthy?

Are Food Marketing Strategies Keeping Us Unhealthy?

The rise of chronic diseases is linked to our eating habits, and our eating habits are linked to what we’re exposed to. The way food is being marketed may be causing more harm than good, and the food industry doesn’t have our health as a priority.

Tips To Improve Your Sleep

Tips To Improve Your Sleep

Here are a few tips to take care of your sleep, boost your mood and productivity throughout the day, and improve your overall health.

HPP: Keeping Food Fresh for Longer

HPP: Keeping Food Fresh for Longer

Waste is a major concern for everyone in the food industry, to remedy this we’re now working with HPP West Coast to make our meals stay fresher for longer.

5 Foods That Can Boost Your Mood

5 Foods That Can Boost Your Mood

These foods are great to naturally increase your energy levels, feel more motivated, reduce feelings of stress or anxiety, and just overall boost your mood.

Plant-Based Protein Sources

Plant-Based Protein Sources

The first big question when making the leap to a vegan diet is “where will I get my protein?” Fortunately, there are plenty of options!

Tech & Wellness in Times of COVID-19

Tech & Wellness in Times of COVID-19

Because we love everything tech and wellness we wanted to give you a little snippet of what this new era has brought into the wellness world.

Four Spices to Boost Immunity

Four Spices to Boost Immunity

These ingredients can give you a valuable immunity boost, and you most likely already have them laying around in your kitchen.