healthy foods

Point of View: Reversing chronic disease through plant-based diet

November 19, 2018
Professor and his wife share their story of weight loss, better health through dietary change

Labeling healthy food in low-income communities

April 26, 2017
Collaborative team aims to improve knowledge, consumption of healthy foods

Bringing produce to the food deserts of South Texas

November 30, 2016
Issues of access and cultural sensitivity inform interventions in border communities

5 foods to avoid at work

September 26, 2016
Working on your health? Keep these foods away from your desk and out of the break room

When “healthy” is unhealthy: Tips for making the right choice at the store

July 1, 2015

Take a stroll around your local grocery store and it’s evident that healthy is “in.” As the public becomes more aware that overall health starts with what we put into our bodies, food producers and manufacturers have begun marketing their products with enticing labels such as “good source of fiber,” “low fat” and “sugar free.” While these words seem like good indicators that we’re making health-conscious choices, they can also be red herrings.

A closer look at the average American diet

March 4, 2015

The average American diet is missing more than 12 essential foods and vitamins. More and more children and adults are at risk of developing serious chronic diseases associated with obesity.

It’s not just about the waistline

July 15, 2014

Dietary choices can have unintended side effects in the mouth and throughout the body, a dental hygienist and registered dietitian explains.

Planes, trains, and automobiles: traveling with diabetes

April 16, 2014

For people living with diabetes, taking a spontaneous trip isn’t as simple as packing up and leaving for the weekend. Make sure you have everything you would need in the event of an emergency.