nutrition

If you are concerned about your child’s weight, you’re not alone. Childhood obesity has risen dramatically in the last three decades, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). By 2014, about 17 percent of children and adolescents – 12.7 million – were overweight or obese. [...]
By uclahealth • January 20, 2017
    This time of year, your average ate-too-many-holiday-cookies Joes and Janes aren’t the only ones making resolutions to improve their health. Health professionals make resolutions for the new year, too. We asked UCLA Health doctors, nurses, dietitians, and other experts about their goals for [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • December 29, 2016
You’ve likely heard about the health issues caused by obesity. It raises your risk for heart disease and diabetes, increases your blood pressure and makes it difficult to do everyday activities such as walking or climbing stairs. For women [...]
By uclahealth • December 28, 2016
Meat production uses a considerable amount of resources. When compared to the production of vegetables and grains, meat requires large amounts of water, grain, and land to feed and support livestock. In fact, a 2011 analysis conducted by the Environmental Working Group found that the production of [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • November 28, 2016
With my stomach growling one recent Monday, I ended up at our hospital cafeteria for a tasty and filling lunch.  As I entered the cafeteria, I noticed a sign with the headline “Eat less meat.  Good for your body, your mind and your wallet.” Well, I’d heard of [...]
By Roxanne Moster • October 13, 2016
Michelle's Story Total Lost: 50 pounds in the first 8 months since surgery* Reaching the point where I was contemplating bariatric surgery was not where I ever thought I would be. Weight loss is supposed to be as simple as ‘calories in versus calories out’. I had taken college level [...]
By uclahealth • October 12, 2016
Want a fun and effective way to make your meals healthier? Take your cues from the changing seasons. Fruits and vegetables that are in season and freshly picked are at their nutritional peak. Research has shown, for instance, that apples lose antioxidants as they sit in cold storage (antioxidants [...]
By uclahealth • September 8, 2016
Health and fitness applications (apps) for tablets and smartphones make it easier for patients to take charge of their healthcare. But with hundreds of apps to choose from, identifying which apps are best suited to an individual can be a challenge. “If an app is too complicated, or a [...]
By uclahealth • June 29, 2016
March is National Nutrition Month, an information and education campaign created in 1973 by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to educate Americans about making wise food choices and developing healthy eating and exercise habits. In addition, National Nutrition Month honors the expertise of registered dietitians as the definitive [...]
By uclahealth • March 24, 2016