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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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. We’ve all felt that hunger, that exhaustion, and all made that decision to get something quick to eat to satisfy...

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. Well-intentioned at best, or triggering at worst, a “simple” comment can send some of us running to the other room wondering if we have really changed that much, and if...

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? Society...

NOW Blog - Recording of "Embodied" Talk by Connie Sobczak

April 3, 2019

Image of Video still of Connie during the Embodied Talk

Embodied, a talk with Connie Sobczak Connie Sobczak is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Body Positive and Author of Embody: Learning to Love Your Unique Body (and quiet that critical voice!)

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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.

No Cook Videos with the Nutrition Outreach Workers

March 6, 2019
As college students, making healthy meals may seem difficult or time-consuming. However, this video is here to teach you a few new, quick, and easy-to-make recipes you can add to your daily eating schedule!

Home Cooking Basics

December 18, 2018
Watch three videos on home cooking basics with Nutrition Outreach Workers, Nikki and Katie.