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Ask a nutrition student: Food frustrations and farewells
December 2, 2016
A nutrition student’s parting words and pet peeves.
Ask a nutrition student: Hungry for the Holidays
November 16, 2016
Nutrition student offers holiday health food tips that won’t leave you feeling like a stuffed turkey.
Ask a nutrition student: Sweet nothings?
November 10, 2016
Read this column from our resident nutrition student for the real deal about artificial sweeteners.
Ask a nutrition student: Feed a fever, starve a cold?
November 2, 2016
Nutrition student shares some tips to help you enjoy sweater weather without feeling under the weather.
Ask a Nutrition Student: Tricks for choosing Halloween treats
October 27, 2016
This Halloween, feel free to eat, drink and be scary. It’s all about moderation.
Ask a nutrition student: Better butter?
October 21, 2016
Nutrition student churns out the skinny on a forever-favorite fat
Ask a nutrition student: Not all bacteria are bad
October 13, 2016
I’ve seen the words probiotic and prebiotic on supplements at the pharmacy and flashed across food labels. What do they mean? Do I need to be taking a probiotic pill every day or is this just another fad?
Ask a nutrition student: Does water always win?
October 7, 2016
It’s really hard to stay hydrated through the long Texas summer. Will drinking sports drinks be better for me than drinking good old water? What do electrolytes really do? – Hot & Thirsty
Ask a nutrition student: Are my cravings all in my head?
September 30, 2016
Nutrition student helps spot the reasons why some foods “hit the spot”
Ask a nutrition student: Health food hoaxes
September 23, 2016
Nutrition student unmasks snack food frauds.
Ask a nutrition student: Put your money where your mouth is
September 16, 2016
It’s almost the end of the month, and my bank account is looking a little sad. I feel like all of my money goes to food (and rent). Is there a way to spend less on meals without resorting to ramen noodles for breakfast, lunch and dinner? — Thrifty Foodie
Ask a nutrition student: Don’t lose your mind over college weight gain
September 9, 2016
A nutrition student weighs in on the “Freshman 15."
Nutrition student advises against indulgent football game concessions
September 2, 2016
Enjoy stadium concessions while watching your diet.
Ask a nutrition student: espresso yourself
July 26, 2016
Is there really a link between coffee and cancer?
Ask a nutrition student: A spoonful of sugar
July 20, 2016
Sugar is a sticky subject. Some types are better for you than others.
Ask a nutrition student: Leftover endan-germ-ent
July 10, 2016
How to stay away from food safety flops.
Ask a nutrition student: Topping it off
July 7, 2016
Don’t let hidden calories spoil your backyard cookout fun!
Ask a nutrition student: smart sips
June 19, 2016
This may be your final straw with fast-food smoothies — read how to make them more nutritious (but just as delicious) smoothies at home.
Ask a nutrition student: You knead to know about gluten
June 15, 2016
Here are a few things you should know about the gluten-free diet trend.
Coconut oil is great for cosmetics, but should we consume it?
June 6, 2016
Numerous articles claim coconut oil is great for cosmetics, but there's an ongoing debate about its benefits for weight loss.
Ask a nutrition student: I scream for ice cream
May 3, 2016
It’s finally summer (and bikini season)! For a post-pool snack, should I choose frozen yogurt or ice cream?
Ask a nutrition student: study bites
April 26, 2016
I have five exams next week and need to go buy some study snacks. What do you recommend? —Straight-A Snacker
Ask a nutrition student: Water you thinking?
April 18, 2016
I hate the way water tastes, but I want to stay hydrated. Can orange juice be a substitute for water?
Longhorn Lab Report: April 14th, 2016
April 14, 2016
On this week's edition of Longhorn Lab Report, Host Eva Frederick and Ellen Airhart discuss how to maintain healthy relationships and viable scientific statistics. Ellen interviewed Stacey Arnold about what it is like to be a nutrition major. If you would have health questions for Stacey, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ask a nutrition student: Got milk?
April 11, 2016
As a kid, my grandmother insisted that I guzzle milk and snack on cheese and yogurt all day so that I have strong bones once I get as old as her. Was she right?
Ask a nutrition student: Organic panic
April 4, 2016
You’re not alone, Sour Grapes! Walking into a grocery store can be an overwhelming experience — especially for a college student who habitually Favors meals or walks circles around H-E-B to gorge on food samples.
Ask a nutrition student: Calling the shots
March 29, 2016
With RoundUp taking place this weekend, I have a feeling that I will be consuming a fair amount of cheap beer and trash can punch. How much of a strain will a weekend of partying put on my body?
Ask a nutrition student: Juicy gossip
March 22, 2016
I spring break-ed a little too hard. I feel sluggish, bloated and completely unprepared to tackle the last half of the semester.
Ask a nutrition student: Read this with a grain of salt
March 8, 2016
I never put salt on my food. But my doctor says to limit my sodium intake since my blood pressure has been testing high.
Ask a nutrition student: Beat the “bonk”
March 1, 2016
I want to immerse myself in the Austin fitness scene and signed up for the Longhorn Run. Do I need to carb-load on the night before my first 10K? —Leggy Longhorn
Ask a nutrition student: The beef on protein
February 23, 2016
Wondering how to incorporate more protein into your diet? Nutrition student Stacey Arnold has answers for you.
The skinny on fats: how avoiding fat may not be beneficial
February 16, 2016
Don’t fear fat. Your mom’s fat-free diet obsession is simply a continuation of the “low-fat” craze of the 1980s.
Ask a nutrition major: Valentine’s Day indulgences can be healthy in moderation
February 10, 2016
I have just recently heard that wine and chocolate are good for you — does this mean that I can guiltlessly indulge on Valentine’s Day this weekend?