Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living Blog


  • Get to Know New Center Faculty: Dr. De Moraes

    Get to Know New Center Faculty: Dr. De Moraes

    November 11, 2021

    Interviewing faculty can be a great way to get to know more about them! Learning more about faculty research and interests can be helpful to students forming their own interests and career goals. Dr. Augusto Cesar F. De Moraes recently joined the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living after becoming an assistant professor in the department of epidemiology, human genetics and environmental science at the UTHealth School of Public Health in Austin.

  • Fall Fruits and Vegetables

    Fall Fruits and Vegetables

    November 2, 2021

    Fall is finally here! With the changing of the seasons brings a new variety of fresh and in-season fruits and vegetables.

  • Have a Healthy Halloween!

    Have a Healthy Halloween!

    October 27, 2021

    Happy Halloween weekend! This spooky weekend is a fun and festive time for children, families, and adults and is filled with some of our favorite things- decorations, pumpkins, costumes, and candy!

  • World Food Day

    World Food Day

    October 16, 2021

    October 16 is World Food Day! World Food Day celebrates the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Their goal is to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.

  • Hispanic Heritage Month: Let's Celebrate!

    Hispanic Heritage Month: Let's Celebrate!

    October 11, 2021

    It’s Hispanic Heritage Month! From September 15 through October 15, Hispanic Heritage Month honors the achievements, contributions, cultures, and histories of Hispanic Americans.

  • Q&A with Dr. Rafael Pérez-Escamilla

    Q&A with Dr. Rafael Pérez-Escamilla

    October 4, 2021

    This year for the Philip R. Nader Legacy of Health Lectureship, we are very excited to introduce our keynote speaker, Dr. Rafael Pérez-Escamilla. His extensive career in the field of public health has created significant change and better understanding about maternal and child health and the link between nutrition/nutritional interventions and early childhood development.

  • Child Health Day 2021

    Child Health Day 2021

    October 4, 2021

    Child Health Day is October 4th, 2021 and serves as a day to promote awareness for the protection and development of the health of children.

  • Hispanic Heritage Month: Interview with Gabriela Gallegos

    Hispanic Heritage Month: Interview with Gabriela Gallegos

    October 1, 2021

    In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Diversity & Inclusion Committee recently sat down with Gabriela Gallegos, JD, MPP, to learn more about how growing up and working in a predominantly Hispanic community has shaped her career path.

  • Climate Change Impacts Children

    Climate Change Impacts Children

    August 11, 2021

    Climate change is “any change in average weather that lasts for a long period of time, like warming temperatures.” Climate change can cause extreme heat, flooding, wildfires, and other natural disasters. These natural disasters could be flooding, wildfires, heat waves etc.

  • Hydrating Foods

    Hydrating Foods

    July 21, 2021

    This summer it is important to stay hydrated. Drinking water is important and eating foods that are high in water content is another way to stay hydrated. Below are 9 foods that are high in water content. Incorporating these foods into your diet can be a great way to make sure you are getting enough water.

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