Items Tagged ‘UCLA Fit for Healthy Weight Program’

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


Is Pokémon GO a healthy game?

July 20, 2016

Is Pokémon GO a healthy game?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Video games often stir up clashes between parents, who prefer their kids to be more active, and kids, who try to negotiate more screen time. But with the wildly popular new Pokémon GO game, the battle lines between physical activity and screen time have gotten fuzzy. Pokémon GO is a smartphone game that blends the […]

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Tags: Anxiety, children, children and exercise, childrens health, depression, Dr. McCurdy-McKinnon, healthy living, mobile apps, physical activity, Pokémon GO, screen time, teens


Beyond popsicles: Healthy summer eating tips

June 22, 2016

Beyond popsicles: Healthy summer eating tips

By uclahealth uclahealth

While “summertime food” may conjure images of hot dogs and ice cream, summer is actually the perfect time to increase your family’s intake of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Whether they’re cannonballing into the pool, building sandcastles, riding bikes or scaling jungle gyms, fun in the sun makes kids ravenous. So take advantage of that […]

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Tags: childrens health, healthy diet, healthy food, healthy living, protein, summer food, UCLA Fit for Healthy Weight Program, whole grain