Buying Healthy Foods on a Budget

As I continue growing up and approaching what you could call “real adulthood”, I’ve increasingly realized the value of saving money wherever possible. A hugely significant area of spending for me is on food, coffee, and other tasty stuff. In the end, we all need to eat, right? But a painful reality that slowly creeps…

Careers in Nutrition: Quality Assurance and Animal Nutrition

What career path in nutrition do you want to follow? If you’re not into community or clinical paths, or just want to experience something different and refreshing, what path would you possibly take? What about a career in quality assurance or animal nutrition? Quality Assurance Quality assurance includes the methods behind ensuring that foods meet…

The UNLV Community Garden

Guys… did you know we have a community garden?? The UNLV Community Garden is situated on the Northwest corner of campus  on Cottage Grove next to the Rebel Recycling Center. A quaint little square boasting just a few hundred acres, you would probably never come across it unless you were looking; but once you do,…

Ugly Produce: What do you think?

As I’ve continued attending classes and exploring this cool thing called “nutrition”, I’ve only begun discovering just how many different aspects of food and nutrition there really are. One aspect I’m thinking of that’s tugged not only on my curiosity, but also my conscience, is sustainability. Sustainability, according to Merriam-Webster, is defined as relating to “a method…

The Healthy Holiday Party

  Finals are over! It’s time to throw on the ugly sweaters and have a great time for the next few weeks. That’s right, it’s time for the holiday party. I love holiday parties. Mostly, I love holiday party food. The problem is, this is what that holiday food usually looks like: That looks sooooo good…

Study While You Exercise!

Happy Study Week! Wait, did I just combine the words happy and study in the same sentence? Wow. How can anyone be happy when they have to study? Especially if they have to study for the next few hundred hours? I’m sure we all understand the struggle of finals. We make our best effort and sacrifice…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is one of the best holidays out there, and we all know why: the food! Every year I whip up my favorite roasted Brussels sprouts and pumpkin coffee cheesecake. It’s a great time to have fun with family and friends and be thankful (and watch the Dog Show of course!). Unfortunately, it’s also easy…

Careers in Nutrition: Agriculture

Where would you work in the field of nutrition? As a clinical dietitian? In a community program? As an educator or administrator? It can be easy to get lost in the more “popular” nutrition careers while forgetting that there’s an entire world of opportunity out there. For example, if you’re interested in not just the…

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone! I hope you all have a wonderfully spooky night, whether you’re going out on the town and or staying in to watch some scary movies or carving scary pumpkins. Remember to enjoy those pumpkin seeds too, since they’re full of fiber and essential minerals. Take a look at these awesome pumpkins for…

It’s the spookiest time of the year

As you all know, Halloween is right around the corner. While I was looking around online, I came across a definition that so perfectly summed up my entire month: something called the Fear of Missing Out (FOMO). October, for me, has been full of FOMO regrets as a result of so much that has happened. Throwing…

What’s for Dinner?

We all have a pretty good idea of what it means to eat healthy. While the exact foods and meals vary from person to person, the general idea remains to eat more whole and natural plant foods and limit the amount of prepackaged or fast food (a.k.a “processed junk”). But this can be a huge…