Faculty at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health are working to determine why immigrants in the United States become unhealthier the longer they live in the country and promote solutions.
UCLA is one of 20 colleges and universities, and the only postsecondary institution in California, participating in the Partnership for a Healthier America’s Healthier Campus Initiative.
UCLA-led research at four Los Angeles public schools found that many students didn't eat even a bite of the new, healthier items that were added to menus when LAUSD refreshed its lunch offerings in 2011.
A study conducted by a UCLA graduate student found that not only are consumers interested in having healthier items available in vending machines, but that offering them did not hurt the vending machines’ sales.
A team from the Fielding School of Public Health is working with East Los Angeles families to help them eat better.