Items Tagged ‘registered dietitian’

Thinking of adding more fish to your diet? Consider the health risks of farm-raised seafood

March 29, 2018

Thinking of adding more fish to your diet? Consider the health risks of farm-raised seafood

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

Many of us know swapping out protein sources like red meat for fish can be beneficial to our health. But when choosing between farm-raised and wild-caught fish, some may wonder: Are all fish created equal? To find out more about how where your fish comes from can affect our health, we spoke with Dana Hunnes, […]

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Tags: Dana Hunnes, diet, dietitian, fats, fish, meat, meat consumption, nutrition, omega-3 fatty acids, registered dietitian, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Ask the Doctors - Is it OK to switch kids to a vegan diet?

March 26, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Is it OK to switch kids to a vegan diet?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: My sister has decided to switch her entire family to a vegan diet, including her 2-year-old twins. But I’m really worried — is it possible for young children to stay healthy and get all of the nutrients that a growing body requires? Unlike a vegetarian diet, which cuts out meat, poultry and fish, […]

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Tags: animal-based products, calcium, children, diet, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, essential fatty acids, fish, growth milestones, health, iron, malnutrition


How to throw a healthy Fourth of July party

June 30, 2017

How to throw a healthy Fourth of July party

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

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


Summer gives college students a chance to (finally) learn about nutrition

June 2, 2017

Summer gives college students a chance to (finally) learn about nutrition

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

College students coming home for the summer can be faced with a rude awakening when it comes to health and nutrition. Whether they’ve gained the “freshman 15” or realized that off-campus exercise takes planning, many find that life outside the school year can pose unexpected challenges. Miranda Westfall, program manager and clinic dietitian at the […]

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Tags: college, college students, cooking, diet, dieting, dietitian, dietitican, diets, eating healthy, exercise, healthy eating, Miranda Westfall


How to avoid the holiday gorging slump and stay healthy

December 14, 2016

How to avoid the holiday gorging slump and stay healthy

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

A holiday celebration just isn’t complete without the food. Let’s face it: family meals, office parties, and holiday reunions scattered throughout the month mean we’ll all have the opportunity to eat, eat, and eat some more. And there lies the challenge: how do we avoid the trap of a month of overeating? Overeating can be […]

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Tags: calories, dietitian, eating, Erin Morse, healthy eating, healthy holidays, holidays, overeating, physical activity, registered dietitian