Nutrition NOW

Body Image Blues

February 9, 2018

every body is beautifulI’ve got body image blues.

I work in the field of health and am surrounded by self-aware friends and colleagues. And yet, fat talk--and it’s modern day proxy, health talk--seem to follow me wherever I go.

An email from (of all places!) my OBGYN’s office, marketing a cellulite-reducing treatment.

Nutrition FAQ Videos

January 23, 2018

Nutrition Outreach Worker Video ThumbnailThe NOW (Nutrition Outreach Workers) answer frequently asked questions! Watch the three videos below! 

Ask The Dietitian: Health at Every Size

December 8, 2017

You can be healthy and fit without being thin. Healthy Lifestyle Image

Ask NOW: Common Health Myths Busted

November 16, 2017

The media is full of information, though not always true.

These are four common myths that we have heard our peers say and why they are not true. 


Ask NOW: Five Healthy Tips to Improve Your Study Sessions

October 13, 2017

They’re here before we know it; midterms are upon us. For many students, this means prioritizing studying over healthy habits. But exams don’t have to make us set our health aside. There are healthy habits that everyone can pick that not only contribute to overall health but may also improve your brain power while studying. I think I speak for most of us when I say I would like my brain to be working as efficiently as possible when I’m hitting the books. These tips are twofold: they contribute to your health and could help improve your cognition.

Ask the Dietitian: Meet our new Nutrition Outreach Workers (NOW)

September 15, 2017

There are new food experts in town! Please meet the Nutrition Outreach Workers, aka NOW.

Nutrition Outreach Workers Fall 2017 photo

Ask the Dietitian: Craving Candy

March 15, 2017
I eat way too much candy, especially during exams. What should I do when I have cravings?

Ask the Dietitian: Fat Talk

February 9, 2017
I ate so much junk food this week, I feel like I gained ten pounds! How can I get more willpower?

Ask the Dietitian: Home Cooking

April 13, 2017
Q: I know home cooking is cheaper and healthier than restaurant food, but cooking for myself is intimidating. What should I make?

Ask the Dietitian: How can I eat well on a tight budget?

November 15, 2016
Q: I don’t have a lot of money for food. How can I eat well on a tight budget? A: Unreliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food - aka food insecurity - is an unfortunate reality for many UC students. Food and other basic needs insecurity among students is gaining attention of campus and state leaders, and efforts are underway to improve the problem from many angles.