Meal Prep Tips

  By Jessica Bonilla,  Dietitian Assistant Meal prepping can be very practical and beneficial, especially when you are in a rush and don’t have time to be cooking every time you go home. By meal prepping you can avoid the temptation of buying fast food or low-nutrient snacks and stop compulsive eating behaviors when you’reContinue reading “Meal Prep Tips”

Energy Drinks: What are the health risks?

By Rebekah Shulman, Dietitian Assistant Energy drinks are commonly used by busy college students as an easy source of caffeine. While they can help you to stay alert and focused throughout the day and night, it is important to understand the safe dosage and health effects of energy drink consumption. Next to multivitamins, energy drinksContinue reading “Energy Drinks: What are the health risks?”

UC Davis Farmers Market back for spring!

By Rebekah Shulman, Dietitian Assistant Attention all Aggies: the UC Davis Farmers Market is back on campus for Spring Quarter! Here you will find tons of fresh produce, raw honey, bread and baked goods, UC Davis made olive oil, and much more.  The market aims to be a destination in itself, not just something studentsContinue reading “UC Davis Farmers Market back for spring!”

Does Eating really fix the problem?

Source: OcusFocus/Getty Images By: Vivian Siu, Healthy Aggies Nutrition Intern Why do we eat? Besides the obvious reason that we need fuel to keep us healthy and moving, we eat because food is yummy. There’s a form of happiness that comes from eating a warm, fudgy brownie. Eating is also important during celebrations, reunions, orContinue reading “Does Eating really fix the problem?”

National Nutrition Month 2018!

By: Johanna Yao, Healthy Aggies intern “I am going to eat healthier starting tomorrow,” I say for the hundredth time this quarter after I feel sick indulging in a bunch of Girl Scouts Cookies. We tend to have these bursts of motivation to become healthier after days of bad eating, however motivation is often lostContinue reading “National Nutrition Month 2018!”

Vitamins for College Students

  Vitamins are a group of organic compounds with regulatory functions. Vitamins cannot be synthesized in sufficient quantities by the body; therefore we must obtain them in adequate amounts from food. There are 13 universally recognized vitamins: 9 water-soluble vitamins and 4 fat-soluble vitamins. Water-soluble vitamins are not stored in body (except Vitamin B12), andContinue reading “Vitamins for College Students”

Sustaining Your New Year’s Resolution

By Jackie Ahern It’s a little over a week into 2018: a perfect time to reflect on the successes and struggles of those pesky New Year’s resolutions we all seem to make. For those of you that have stuck to your goal of going to the gym more often, or eating more leafy greens, congratulations!Continue reading “Sustaining Your New Year’s Resolution”

The Truth about carbs

  By:  Michelle Sweeney, Nutrition Peer Counselor,  Fit-well Center, UC Davis Carbohydrates, and whether or how much to consume, fill our social media feeds, but many people don’t know what carbohydrate is and what function is serves in our bodies. Why do we need carbs in the first place? Carbohydrates are our body’s first choiceContinue reading “The Truth about carbs”

A Supervisor Guides You Through the CoHo at UC Davis

    By:  Jackie Ahern, Nutrition Peer Counselor, Fitness and Wellness Center, UC Davis Every visit to the Coffee House seems to feel like an obstacle course. Do you wait in a 20 minute line just to wait another 15 for a latte? Should you get a salad? But the pizza line is pretty short…Continue reading “A Supervisor Guides You Through the CoHo at UC Davis”

Making healthier choices eating out

By: Debbie Dang, Nutrition Peer Counselor, UC Davis Fitness and Wellness Center As students trying to survive the brutality of the quarter system at UC Davis, we sometimes find ourselves having little time to cook during the week. This forces us to go out and buy foods that are fast and easily accessible. But howContinue reading “Making healthier choices eating out”