Danielle's Bread & (a bit of) Butter

09

Mar
2016

Today I shared a short post on our social media sites about diet and moderation. I thought I would share it here as well, because I do like the message.
 
The key to any healthy diet is moderation. Moderation is about your body’s needs and balance. You should feel satisfied at the end of a meal. Only providing...
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02

Mar
2016

Legumes
Amino acids and proteins are the building blocks of life. Whether you want to lose weight, gain weight (or muscle), feel more satiated, or just maintain a healthy lifestyle, eating the right amount of healthy proteins is the way to go. When proteins are digested and broken down, amino acids are what’s left. The human body uses the...
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22

Feb
2016

Whole Grains

On Wednesday, the Dining Commons will be featuring whole grains. So let's talk about whole grains. 

With all of the health trends these days, there are so many different opinions out there about eating grains and there is much to be said both for and against grain as part of...

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16

Feb
2016

root vegetables
The first day of nutrition week (March 1st) and the Dining Commons will be focusing on fruits and vegetables. We have the Berry Man tabling during lunch at Carrillo! And they will be offering wonderful fresh fruit and vegetable samples. In addition to the vendor tabling, Portola or DLG will be offering exotic fruit tasting which...
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11

Feb
2016

Nutrition Week is coming to the dining commons during the first week in March. I am of course very excited for all the fun activities that are planned. And today, I want to share some of those activities. 
 
Monday-DLG will be hosting Green Monday
 
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05

Feb
2016

Today I thought I would keep my post short and share a fellow dietitian's blog. Her name is Elizabeth Shaw, and you can check out all her awesome ideas here http://shawsimpleswaps.com/ 
 
Enjoy!
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26

Jan
2016

Calendar
Today I want to talk about the Food Nutrition and Basic Skills (FNBS) program. This new program is offered to UCSB students who are interested in gaining knowledge about nutrition, food preparation and much more. Here is what FNBS leaders are saying about their program:
 
"The Food, Nutrition and Basic...
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19

Jan
2016

Seafood Day Calendar
Today’s post comes from Environmental Intern Kelly Morales. Today Kelly shares information about Sustainable Seafood Day in the Dining Commons and gets into the nitty gritty of why certain fish are sustainable or not.
 
If you eat seafood in the Dining...
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11

Jan
2016

Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020
Last week the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015 was published. “The main purpose of the Dietary Guidelines is to inform the development of Federal food, nutrition, and health policies and programs. The primary audiences are policymakers, as well as nutrition and health professionals”- like me. The guidelines are not written or...
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04

Jan
2016

Three Mondays each quarter, one dining commons will serve only vegetarian meals for the day. We call this event Green Monday. Residential Dining adopted Green Monday from the Meatless Monday campaign from The Johns Hopkins Meatless Monday Project and has been successfully running this event since 2009. Why do we do it you ask? The...
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