Nutrition Blog

This nutrition blogs features thoughts, tips, and videos from our student Nutrition Outreach Workers (NOW) and UHS Registered Dietitians.

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Nutrition Blog

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2020

February 19, 2020

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National Eating Disorder Awareness Week is February 24th through March 1st. Since body dissatisfaction is a major risk factor for eating disorders, the UC Berkeley Nutrition Outreach Workers (NOWs)  invite you to join us in reflecting on how we can all come together to foster a more positive culture around body image on our campus.

NOW Blog - 5 Cooking Basics to Get You through Midterm Season

March 21, 2019
During midterm season, the question of what to eat becomes more desperate. It becomes more a question of what to eat when I’m running low on groceries, don’t know what to cook, and don’t have time to think about food right now. And sure, during these hectic weeks, Uber Eats and Asian Ghetto have always been there for me, providing a quick solution to my dilemma. It works for the first few meals, and then slowly I realize my checking account won’t be able to sustain my current eating habits for very long. I had to find another way, and after lots of practice and experimentation, I did! I figured out some basic principles that can be used to make meals that are not only fast and cheap, but also delicious, and I’d love to share them with you so that you can use your time and brainpower for exams, not for agonizing over what to make for dinner. Here are 5 basic cooking skills you can use to make fast and delicious meals to fuel you through exam season.

NOW Blog - Meal Planning and Prepping

November 15, 2019

food around a notepad that says "meal plan"Your stomach is howling, it’s late, maybe BART was delayed or you got out of lab late, but as you make the trek home you realize you have nothing to eat and that the last thing you want to do is cook … so you order some quick take out to grab on the way.

Handling Weight-Focused Conversations this Holiday Season

October 22, 2019

two pairs of feet in wool socks by the fireplaceEveryone has heard a comment or two, while home for the holidays or back at school after the holidays, of how our appearance has changed so much.

NOW Blog - Treating Yourself This Season

September 30, 2019

Let me tell you the best things about fall and winter. Well, besides the fashion inspirations and the cooler weather, fall and winter both resurface seasonal treats and beverages that are not around all year. Some of my favorites include pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin pie, and banana bread. October is probably the month where fall finally begins to feel like fall, and treats are a staple due to Halloween. In a time filled with joy and celebration, you may want to experience such delights and you should! Why do people question what they eat or hesitate to pick up a treat?

Fat Talk Videos with the Nutrition Outreach Workers

June 26, 2018
The Nutrition Outreach Workers (NOW) are combatting fat talk in these three videos! Watch and learn more about what fat talk is, what some examples of fat talk are, and how to combat it.

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. The NOWs are nutrition students at UC Berkeley hoping to spread nutrition information to their peers.

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.

NOW Blog - Eating Healthy on a Budget

March 1, 2019
10 Tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget Are you tired of opening your wallet every time your stomach starts growling? Well, this post is for you! Whether you’re a student on-the-go or just looking to save money on food, anyone can pick up quick and easy ways to eat on a budget. We asked our very own UHS Nutrition Outreach Workers (NOWs) to share their best practices for eating healthy without breaking the bank.