Items Tagged ‘holiday’

How much candy is too much on Halloween?

October 31, 2017

How much candy is too much on Halloween?

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

With candy practically falling from the sky on Halloween, many kids will overindulge on sugary sweets during all the festivities. While that can be part of the fun of the holiday, there are plenty of ways to enjoy candy without overdoing it, says Dana Hunnes, senior dietitian at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and adjunct […]

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Tags: added sugar, candy, children, Dana Hunnes, diet, dietitian, Halloween, holiday, holiday diet, nutrition, pediatrics, sugar


How to throw a healthy Fourth of July party

June 30, 2017

How to throw a healthy Fourth of July party

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

The Fourth of July is the perfect time to heat up the grill and gather with friends and family. With all that food and drink, however, the holiday can turn into a nutritional pitfall. Two dietitians at UCLA Health – Erin Morse and Dana Hunnes – share their tips on how to host a healthy […]

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Tags: alcohol, alcohol consumption, cooking, Dana Hunnes, dietician, dietitian, dietitians, Erin Morse, food, fourth of july, fruits, healthy holidays


Five ways to make the holiday season more meaningful

December 19, 2016

Five ways to make the holiday season more meaningful

By uclahealth uclahealth

Sick of all the materialism of the holiday season? Many families are eager to inject more meaning into their family traditions. Activities such as serving a meal at a soup kitchen or buying toys and mittens for children in need are always great options, but they aren’t the only ways to focus on the people […]

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Tags: charitable acts, children, family friction, family traditions, gifts, holiday, holiday season, materialism, tradition, traditions


Fireworks safety: Protect yourself this Independence Day

July 3, 2016

Fireworks safety: Protect yourself this Independence Day

By uclahealth uclahealth

Fireworks and the Fourth of July go hand in hand, but the exciting displays come with some risk. In 2014, over 10,000 Americans were treated in U.S. emergency departments for fireworks-related injuries, according to the most recent annual figures from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. As regulations on fireworks sales have eased over the […]

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Tags: firework safety, fireworks, health, holiday, independence day, professional fireworks, safety, wellness


Grill smart: Stay safe at summer barbecues

July 1, 2016

Grill smart: Stay safe at summer barbecues

By uclahealth uclahealth

With summer in full swing, July is primetime for firing up the grill. Keep your barbecue parties safe with these six tips: Choose your location wisely Both gas and charcoal grills should only be used outside. Keep the grill away from your house, deck rails and overhanging trees. Maintain a 3-foot safe zone around the […]

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Tags: 4th of july, barbeque, grilling, grilling safety, grilling tips, health, healthy living, holiday, meat cooking, wellness