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Students share their favorite infused water flavors

Students share their favorite infused water flavors

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 freshman, said she has been drinking infused water for about a year and loves the way it makes ...

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 of wheat bread because it contains more fiber than another, or you may prefer a can of soup with le...

Newly proposed FDA food label revamp may still be confusing

Newly proposed FDA food label revamp may still be confusing

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 an attempt to help consumers make healthier decisions in regards to what they eat and drink, the Food an...

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 because hardly any of us eat enough of them—including me. Whether it is taste, cost, access or...

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, is added to water and boiled with hops to produce wort. Hops, the female flower from the hop pla...

“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. The documentary sneak preview “Let Them Eat Cake” juxtaposed images of poverty and malnutri...

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 Awareness week and therefore the perfect time to focus on what healthy and nutritious options are...

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 the same time.  iPhones and Androids have thousands of applications that can be downloaded and used...

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, California State University, Northridge’s’ departments of Kinesiology, Health Education and Nutrition Scien...

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 liberal studies major feared she had torn a muscle or a broken bone. At the time she didn't have...

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 prizes, or learn about their taste buds. These activities were organized and run by CSUN students...

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