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The Perfect Pair: Prebiotics and Probiotics

November 26, 2018
Have you heard of prebiotics and probiotics? Probiotics are live cultures of good bacteria that help contribute to the helpful intestinal bacteria already in us. Prebiotics consist of non-digestible food components (such as fiber) that promote the growth of helpful bacteria in the gut. Here are some ways to include prebiotics and probiotics in your diet!

Share the Gift of Food Safety this Holiday Season

November 21, 2018
The holidays are approaching which means festive celebrations, especially around the dinner table! When preparing holiday dishes, it is always important to practice food safety not only to protect yourself, but also friends and family. Easy food safety practices can prevent food poisoning.

Make the Most Out of Pomegranate Season

November 15, 2018
The chilly fall and winter months are the best time to eat pomegranates! From September through January, add some sweetness and a pop of color to your salads, soups, stuffing, and drinks with pomegranate seeds and juice.

Celebrate Family all November with Diabetes Awareness Month

November 13, 2018
Did you know that November is Diabetes Awareness Month and November 14th is World Diabetes Day? This year, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is focusing on the importance of family in helping those diagnosed with diabetes with the theme of “Family and Diabetes.”

Stay Active during the Cold and Rainy Season

November 08, 2018
As the cool and rainy️ weather comes in with the new season, don’t let it put a damper on your physical activity routine! You can fight the rain and the cold by doing indoor activities in the comfort of your own home.

The UC Davis Center for Nutrition in Schools (CNS) Spotlighted on Wells Fargo’s online journal, “Wells Fargo Stories”

October 29, 2018

The UC Davis Center for Nutrition in Schools (CNS) was recently spotlighted on Wells Fargo’s online journal, “Wells Fargo Stories.” The news article, titled “Transforming Inner-city Youth – Mind, Body, and Food Literacy” showcased the successful partnership between the CNS and Success Through Self (STS) Academy, a nonprofit that provides after-school programs for youth in Pittsburg, California.

High School Students Introduced to Nutrition Education Programs

March 19, 2017
High school students helped plant green beans in a CNS educational garden. These were just two of many high school students that participated in the UC Davis Academic Preparation Program where they attended academic enrichment courses in addition to receiving exposure to research at UC Davis.

Team Davis Gardening for Health

March 18, 2017
Members of Team Davis in Davis, CA are currently participating in a pilot study which seeks to evaluate the effectiveness of Nutrition to Grow On for improving food choices and nutrition knowledge among children and adults with developmental, cognitive and/or physical disabilities.

CNS at Experimental Biology Conference

March 17, 2017
Nutrition education research conducted by several CNS researchers gained attention at a recent Experimental Biology Conference. Dr. Eric L. Hazzard, a CNS researcher shown at left, and colleagues presented the results from an evaluation of California Instructional School Garden Program grants.