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9 "Health-Washed" Foods and How to Spot Them

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Processed sugar--known nemesis to good health-- hides itself…

A chat with the garden coordinators on the Urban Gardening Certificate Program

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To better understanding the motivation behind the Urban Gardening…
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The Road to Healthy Vending at UCLA

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Have you noticed a transition in the snacks and beverages offered…
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Did You Know: Versatile Grapes

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As we ring in the New Year, I can’t help but think of sparkling…
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Graduate Students at the Forefront of Veteran Food Security

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“We truly need to integrate agriculture into our urban systems…
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Did you know: Ginger, A Spice for the Season

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Given we are now in December and looking forward to festivities…
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Bruin Plate Dining in the Comfort of your own Home

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Any person who eats at Bruin Plate for the first time is immediately…
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Cooking with Apicius: A Mediterranean Kitchen in Westwood

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The trans-disciplinary course Food and Medicine in Antiquity, taught…
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Food Security on UCLA’s Campus

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We often don’t think of food security as being an issue for…
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Eating Uglier with Imperfect Produce & the Public Health Nutrition Club

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Did you know an estimated 30 to 40% of the U.S. food supply goes…
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Dining Adds More Fish for Sustainable, Delicious & Nutritious Dishes

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UCLA Dining continually strives to provide delicious, nutritious,…
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Nutrition Resources at UCLA

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This Fall UCLA hosted a variety of nutrition offerings for students…
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Serving up Praxis: Reflecting on Off the Table at UCLA

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“All right, let’s start cooking.” Our metal stools scraped…
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How To (Not) Stress Eat During Exam Season

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Whether it’s midterms or finals, exam season can be overwhelming.…
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Tips on Creating Quick, Well-Rounded Meals

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A new school year means new challenges, and, for many upperclassmen…
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Fuel Up: Foods to Maximize Your Workout

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  As busy college students, it seems hard enough to squeeze…
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The Carb Taboo

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With summer approaching, diets and weight-loss guides are beginning…
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The De Neve Flex Bar: Shifting from Animal-based to Plant-based Protein

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The De Neve Flex Bar is at the forefront of the UCLA Dining Services’…
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Roy Choi Serves Up LocoL at UCLA – and Tells Us How to Eat Well on a Student Budget

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By: Hannah Malan, PhD Student, Community Health Sciences, UCLA;…
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The Brain and Your Bacterial Microbiome

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Ever hear the saying “you are what you eat”? Well that’s…
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Answers to your Food Week questions on food, health, and climate

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In fall, the UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative hosted a Food Day…
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Global Food Initiative Student Fellowship Blog Series: School Gardens Grow Healthy Students

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By Meghan O-Connell What degree/program are you pursuing at…
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Developing a Healthier University with Walter Willett

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] Walter Willett has become a household name to the thousands…
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Global Food Initiative launches online toolkit to improve school food

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The University of California’s Global Food Initiative (GFI)…
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Chocolate Crickets: A Beginning to Food Week

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  News articles across the internet and random links…
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Tricks to Enjoy Your Treats: How to Mindfully Enjoy Your Candy on Halloween

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  Halloween is my second favorite holiday (nothing beats…
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The Healthiest Building On Campus

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As every UCLA student, staff, or faculty member must know by…
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Battle of the Burritos: Understanding the Footprint of What We Eat

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By Hannah Malan, Graduate Student Researcher, UCLA Healthy Campus…
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Snap, Post...and then Dig In

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Have you been to a trendy restaurant recently? Standing on chairs,…
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7 Reasons Why I Love BPlate

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Today, October 7th, is Bruin Plate’s 3rd anniversary since…
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Delicious and Nutritious — Seasonal Fall Foods and Recipes

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Fall is here...and so are many delicious seasonal fruits and…
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Six Quick, Healthy Meals to Make in Your New Apartment

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While moving into the apartments comes with many new freedoms…
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Feed Your Busy Brain: 3 Foods that Will Boost Cognitive Function

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Whether you have been enjoying a relaxing vacation, taking classes,…
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Paging All Chocoholics: Chocolate Is Good For You (In Moderation, That Is)

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By Susan Salter Reynolds and Wendelin Slusser Every month new…
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When it Comes to Bacteria, Trust Your Gut

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By: Monica Morucci If asked, you would likely define yourself…
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Meet Our Speakers!

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This month we would like to highlight three speakers who will…
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Celebrate National Nutrition Month®

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By: Catherine Hu, 4th-year Undergraduate at UCLA studying Psychobiology Juggling…
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Resolve to Un-Diet

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By: Eve Lahijani, M.S., R.D. UCLA Residential Life Nutrition…
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Influencing the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015

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By: Janet Leader, MPH, R.D.  The Dietary Guidelines for Americans…
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Discover Dig at UCLA

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By: Ian Davies, 4th-year Undergraduate at UCLA studying Environmental…
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What I know, what I do…

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By: Michael Goldstein, Associate Vice Provost, Healthy Campus…
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Beauty and Richness of Food in Own Lives and Cultures

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By: Janet Leader, MPH, RD, Associate Director of Nutrition…
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My Adventure with the CSA Box

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By: Julie K Kwan, MS, AHIP Associate Director, UCLA Louise M.…
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What are your New Year’s resolutions?

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By: Peter Angelis, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Housing & Hospitality…
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This is Your Brain on Chocolate

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By April Thames, Ph.D. For those of us who are chocolate lovers,…
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Classics in Eating Research: Babies are masterful eaters

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By A. Janet Tomiyama, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department…
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Seasonal Foods

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Modern technology and transportation systems have enabled us…
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Using Your iPhone to Improve Your Eating Habits and Live Healthier

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Life at UCLA can be demanding- between classes, friends, homework,…
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Graduate and Professional School Students: How Do You Eat Well?

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It’s the beginning of September, and our office, the Graduate…
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The Journey to Healthy Eating at UCLA Health

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As the Director of Nutrition for the UCLA Health System, I am…
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Students Eat Well with the help of College Library’s Cookbook Collection

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In April 2013, the College Library launched a community cookbook…
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I Don't Get Hungry

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Every now and then I come across an individual that assures me…