A healthy diet includes a variety of nutritious foods. Proper nutrition is especially important for children because it supports the rapid physical growth and brain development occurring throughout childhood.
Benefits of eating healthy
The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggests that nutrition and health are closely linked. [...]
Plant-based diets are associated with numerous health benefits, but it's not so easy for meat eaters to suddenly drop foods they're used to eating daily.
Certain foods can help ease that transition, says UCLA senior dietitian Dana Hunnes, [...]
Dear Doctors: I've been hearing that eating six small meals per day instead of three large ones is better for your health and even helps with weight loss. When I try it, though, I wind up feeling hungry all day. Are six meals really better than three?
Good nutrition affects a child’s energy, mood, and overall health and development. To ensure children eat a balanced diet, it’s important that parents learn how to deal with picky eaters in an effective and positive way.
Picky (selective) eaters
Does your child insist on eating chicken nuggets every [...]
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 [...]
Our gut bacteria affects our overall physical and mental health in ways researchers are only now starting to understand. A new study has found that air pollution may play a role in the impact of gut bacteria on our health as well – and not in a [...]
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 [...]