Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living Blog


  • Concerns among Central Texas Residents during COVID-19 Pandemic

    Concerns among Central Texas Residents during COVID-19 Pandemic

    May 21, 2021

    “I'm extremely concerned about my parent's exposure level to COVID because their jobs required them to return back to work (chemical plant and elementary school teacher) and I'm concerned that if we get COVID, we'll be the percentage of people who are not healthy enough to survive it because we are overweight and I occasionally smoke cigarettes every few days (my husband smokes every day) ….”

  • Lectureship Spotlight: Anthony B. Iton, MD, JD, MPH

    Lectureship Spotlight: Anthony B. Iton, MD, JD, MPH

    April 8, 2021

    Join us on April 22 for the 2021 Michael & Susan Dell Center Lectureship in Child Health! This year we are recognizing Anthony B. Iton, MD, JD, MPH for his continued work at the intersection of public health and social justice.

  • Helpful Ways to Enjoy more Fruits and Veggies

    Helpful Ways to Enjoy more Fruits and Veggies

    March 22, 2021

    This is the last week of National Nutrition Month®, and this week's theme is incorporating fruits and veggies into meals. Below are some helpful ways to enjoy more fruits and veggies. There are also some tips and tricks for hiding veggies or fruit in different foods!

  • Staying Active While Working from Home

    Staying Active While Working from Home

    March 15, 2021

    This is the third week of National Nutrition Month® and this week's theme is physical activity. Below are some helpful tips to stay active while working from home. I have also included a beginner workout that can be done at home with no equipment.

  • Tips and Tricks for Staying Healthy at Home

    Tips and Tricks for Staying Healthy at Home

    March 8, 2021

    It is still National Nutrition Month®! Our theme this week is staying healthy while staying home. It can be even more difficult to stay healthy while spending more time at home, but below are some helpful tips to encourage healthy habits while home. I have also included a list of certain foods that have the potential to decrease anxiety and boost your mood.

  • National Nutrition Month Recipes

    National Nutrition Month Recipes

    March 1, 2021

    National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of March, everyone is invited to learn about making informed food choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits. We are starting it off with some fun healthier recipes that make you feel like you are enjoying the real thing! I have tested all of these recipes myself, and I approve of all of them!

  • Thriving During the Holidays: Healthy Baking Recipes

    Thriving During the Holidays: Healthy Baking Recipes

    December 9, 2020

    There are many ways to celebrate the Holidays while staying healthy! Below are some fun healthier baking recipes to try out this Holiday Season!

  • Thriving During the Holidays: Physical Activity While Traveling

    Thriving During the Holidays: Physical Activity While Traveling

    December 2, 2020

    It’s important to stay healthy this holiday season! Make sure you are listening to your body and taking care of it, even consider incorporating some self-care into your Holiday Season activities. Below are some fun ways to stay active during the Holidays!

  • Thriving During the Holidays: Mindfulness Activities

    Thriving During the Holidays: Mindfulness Activities

    November 25, 2020

    Make sure to take some time for yourself this holiday season to de-stress. Mindfulness exercises and activities can be a great way to center yourself and your family during the hectic holiday season. We’ve compiled some ideas for you to try alone or with family and friends.

  • Thriving During the Holidays: Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

    Thriving During the Holidays: Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

    November 19, 2020

    There are many ways to celebrate the Holidays while staying healthy! These are some fun healthier recipes to try out this Thanksgiving.

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