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Students share their favorite infused water flavors

Saray Aparicio, an undecided freshman, walks through campus with cucumber, lemon and ginger infused water, one of her favorite combinations for the popular drink! (The Sundial)
Kate Haggard February 9, 2016

Compared to a fizzy soda or tangy fruit juice, water can be a bit bland. But add some vibrant fruits, vegetables and herbs, and you get a healthy drink that looks and tastes good.Saray Aparicio, an undecided...

The nutrition facts label gets a makeover

The nutrition facts label gets a makeover
Amanda Blake March 28, 2014

How often do you read the "Nutrition Facts" label before making a choice about what to eat? The purpose of the nutrition facts label is to help consumers make healthier choices. You may opt for a brand...

Newly proposed FDA food label revamp may still be confusing

Illustration by Raymond Bacsal/Contributor
Leilani Peltz March 19, 2014

Nutrition. Calories. Sugar. Serving sizes. These are just a few of the words the public hears or sees, if not on a daily basis, at least on occasion, even if they aren’t consciously aware of it. In...

Eating more veggies is easier than you think

Amanda Blake February 26, 2014

As a nutrition student, I am commonly asked, “What is the worst thing you can eat?” I like to turn that question on its head and tell people about the best food they can eat. Vegetables top my list...

Ask a nutritionist: What’s in beer, and is it good for me?

Amanda Blake February 20, 2014

What is beer?  Beer is made from four ingredients: water, barley, hops and yeast. Barley seeds must be malted and mashed, processes that convert the starchy grain into a sugary syrup. The syrup, or mash,...

“Let Them Eat Cake” documents worldwide food disparity

“Let Them Eat Cake” documents worldwide food disparity
Vera Castaneda October 15, 2013

CSUN students, alumni, faculty and staff watched a Mexican baker recall seeing a mother comfort her wailing infant by feeding it Coca-Cola in a baby bottle on the screen of the Elaine and Alan Armer Theater....

Healthy eats at CSUN for Nutrition Month

Matthew Ashman February 29, 2012

  There are many places to eat on and off campus, but choosing places that have healthy offerings is a different story.  March is National Nutrition Month and this week is National Eating Disorder...

Best fitness apps for National Nutrition Month

Tenny Minassian February 29, 2012

Students have hectic lives trying to juggle work, school, family, and social relationships. Student’s phones can be one of their best tools in their quest to juggle it all and stay healthy and fit at...

CSUN project aims to educate Van Nuys schools on the importance of a healthy lifestyle

Sharon Hardwick April 25, 2011

The sobering prediction among health care professionals and educators is that the current generation of children may be headed for a severe health crisis. Confronted by this crisis in pediatric health,...

Klotz Student Health Center provides services to CSUN students

Brett Teal June 26, 2010

As the rain poured in front of the Freudian Sip near the Sierra Center two years ago, Debbie Chutuk lost her footing, slipped and fell. When Chutuk hit the ground she injured her knee. The 54-year-old...

Marilyn Magaram Center helps students and community through events

Anastasia Atkins June 8, 2010

Each fall, families from around The Valley attend KCET Family Day, a one-day health fair located at KCET studios. Last year, kids and their parents could spin a nutrition wheel, answer questions and win...

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