Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living Blog


  • Use More Herbs, Less Salt in Your Recipes

    Use More Herbs, Less Salt in Your Recipes

    August 30, 2017

    Using salt in recipes can be second nature to some. A little salt, a little pepper, and you’re favorite protein is seasoned and ready. But for those of you who are looking to step away from using high-sodium salt, you might want to look into some healthy herb alternatives.

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  • 10 Back to School Tips for Keeping Your Kids Healthy

    10 Back to School Tips for Keeping Your Kids Healthy

    August 22, 2017

    "Back to School" means more than new pencils and backpacks, it's an opportunity to make sure your school-aged children are ready for a healthy and active school year.

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  • National Farmers Market Week 2017

    National Farmers Market Week 2017

    August 11, 2017

    National Farmers Market Week (NFMW) provides an opportunity to showcase the important role farmers markets play in our nation’s food system. The first full week in August has marked NFMW for the past eighteen years, raising awareness about local markets and the impact they have on our communities.

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  • Farm-to-Work: Summer Veggie Recipes

    Farm-to-Work: Summer Veggie Recipes

    July 25, 2017

    Summer is the season for grilling, fireworks, and popsicles, but it’s also a great season for vegetables. Here are some delicious veggie recipes that are perfect for any sunny day.

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  • Informing a Nation: the link between obesity and cancer

    Informing a Nation: the link between obesity and cancer

    July 19, 2017

    Despite a growing number of studies, nearly half of Americans are unaware that obesity can increase their risk of cancer. In a country where two thirds of adults and one third of children are overweight or obese, it is time to face the facts.

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  • Keeping Track of the National Obesity Crisis

    Keeping Track of the National Obesity Crisis

    July 10, 2017

    The increase in childhood and adult obesity demands an increase in research and surveillance systems to fully understand obesity and the effects of prevention efforts.

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  • Guest Blog: Eating Healthy on a Budget: It’s a SNAP!

    Guest Blog: Eating Healthy on a Budget: It’s a SNAP!

    March 21, 2017

    This week, we’re being challenged to eat healthy on a budget. Not just any budget, but the one some people follow who financially qualify to receive an allocation from the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for grocery purchases.

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  • Healthy Eating on a Budget: A National Nutrition Month Challenge

    Healthy Eating on a Budget: A National Nutrition Month Challenge

    March 8, 2017

    March is National Nutrition Month so we are challenging you for the week of March 20-24 to eat healthy on a budget! This means we want you to try to eat healthy on only $34.64!

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  • Lectureship Spotlight: Simón Barquera, MD, PhD

    Lectureship Spotlight: Simón Barquera, MD, PhD

    March 1, 2017

    The annual Lectureship in Child Health has honored a broad range of prominent national and international child health experts. This year we recognize Simón Barquera, MD, PhD, for his work in nutrition policy and program research in Mexico.

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  • Farm-to-Work: Heart Health Tips

    Farm-to-Work: Heart Health Tips

    February 14, 2017

    Since it is National Heart Month, our Farm-to-Work Dietitian, Amanda Reat, would like to share a few tips to improve your heart health.

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