Do eco-friendly wines taste better?

A UCLA study crunched the numbers from more than 74,000 wine reviews in top magazines and, statistically speaking, environmentally friendly wine tastes better.

UC commits $3.3 million to tackle food access issues

Guided by the findings of an in-depth University of California survey, UC President Janet Napolitano has approved $3.3 million in new funding over the next two years to help students regularly access nutritious food on campus and off, UC announced ...

No more sneaking sugar into packaged foods

As Americans struggle with obesity and diabetes, UC researchers say that new nutrition labels could help consumers change their shopping choices and ultimately their diets.

Trailblazing solutions to global food crisis

One honoree, UCLA alumna Kelly Dumke, is already working on the front lines in communities in L.A. County against a well-known and entrenched enemy, early childhood obesity.

New class brews up beer aficionados

UCLA Extension’s new class about beer offers students a chance to learn about some of the history, science and business of beer and brewing.

UCLA student earns UC president's leadership award

UCLA graduate student Tyler Watson has been honored by University of California President Janet Napolitano with the President’s Award for Outstanding Student Leadership. He is one of three UC students who were recognized by Napolitano on May 11.

Be kind to the Earth: A dietitian's suggestions

If you’ve ever contemplated becoming a vegetarian, check out how eating a plant-based diet isn’t just good for your health. It happens to also be good for the Earth’s health.

The curiosity and controversy over GMOs: Q&A with Ted Parson

    For more than 40 years, issues surrounding genetically modified organisms—GMOs—have been full of controversy, curiosity and confusion. On Tuesday, April 19, four experts will debate the environmental, social and health impacts of GMO foods.

April 19: 'GMOs: Global Solution or Global Risk?'

Experts debate the environmental, social and health impacts of genetically modified organisms (GMO) foods in this Oppenheim Lecture from the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.

Aug. 25: ‘Our Food Chain’ screening and reception

See a free screening of 'Our Food Chain' on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the UCLA Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium. The film documents the complex process of getting school breakfasts and lunches to 650,000 kids in LAUSD schools.

Q&A: UCLA chef and lifelong foodie Roger Pigozzi

Roger Pigozzi, corporate chef and assistant director of dining for UCLA Housing and Hospitality Services, reveals why he thinks the tomato is the most fascinating food and his favorite cookbook.

12 dishes at UCLA that redefine ‘dorm food’

With recipes inspired by global cuisines and ingredients like spelt, kale and harissa, the recipes UCLA chefs create for students sound, look and taste like food from a trendy restaurant.

A delectable look at history and heritage of chocolate

The UCLA Latin American Institute is presenting a lecture on chocolate and other community outreach activities to share the latest research findings on the Latin American region with L.A. residents.

Obesity poses serious health risks for moms and their babies

Abundant research has revealed that pregnancy is a key period of increased risk for developing obesity in women and that obesity in pregnancy may genetically “program” offspring to become overweight or obese later in life.
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