Feel Comfort from “Comfort Foods” Without the Guilt

By Rebecca Rinck, Healthy Aggies Intern As we all continue spending more time at home you may struggle with wanting to be productive, but also crave immersion into more fun projects. Creative or soothing projects allow us to forget the pandemic and allow stress to sit off to the side. Cooking and baking have beenContinue reading “Feel Comfort from “Comfort Foods” Without the Guilt”

Nutritional Benefits of Summer Fruit

  By Marisa Morales, Nutrition Peer Counselor, UC Davis Healthy Aggies It is an undeniable fact of life that fruit is one of nature’s greatest gifts. This deliciously sweet, and at times sour, product can be used in a variety of dishes from smoothies to oatmeal to water to salad to much more. While someContinue reading “Nutritional Benefits of Summer Fruit”

Healthy Aggies are here!!

By Haley Adel, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor Even though we cannot finish this Spring Quarter together on the Davis campus, the Healthy Aggies remain dedicated to providing you with nutrition content and advice! We have broadened our outreach by creating more virtual content. We would like to take a moment to share what newContinue reading “Healthy Aggies are here!!”

Eating Disorders: About more than food.

By Maggie Zeng, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor Eating Disorders are characterized by irregular eating habits and severe distress or concern about body weight or shape. Even though, many people think an eating disorder is far away from them. According to research, “In the United States alone, an estimated 20 million women and 10 millionContinue reading “Eating Disorders: About more than food.”

Focusing on Mental Health during Quarantine

By Brandy Carrillo, Healthy Aggies Intern In light of recent events, it’s important that we not only focus on how to stay safe and keep our bodies healthy but that we also protect our own mental health. With Mental Health Awareness month right around the corner, it is crucial that we keep this in mindContinue reading “Focusing on Mental Health during Quarantine”

What’s in your cabinets?

By: Haley Adel, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor What strange times we are living in with COVID-19 and quarantining! Our everyday lives are definitely different than usual. This, however, can provide a great opportunity to try something new. Whether it’s for the sake of productivity or just for fun, here are some ideas for entertainingContinue reading “What’s in your cabinets?”

Fruit – can I eat too much?

By Rini Jablonski, Healthy Aggies Intern It is common to watch friends and family members try to “cut back on sugar”.  Awareness of implications associated with excess sugar consumption is increasing, and research from UC Davis has found links between dietary sugar and the development of chronic illnesses such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. YouContinue reading “Fruit – can I eat too much?”

3 Ways to Support Your Health During Coronavirus (COVID-19)

By Esther Garcia, UC Davis Healthy Aggies intern There is no doubt that this pandemic has caught everyone off-guard. Courses are now online only, jobs have been lost, restaurants and grocery stores are closing early, and gyms are shuttered. No one knows how long this may last. Nonetheless, it is best to keep distance betweenContinue reading “3 Ways to Support Your Health During Coronavirus (COVID-19)”