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.
A campuswide initiative to improve the well-being of UCLA students, faculty and staff has galvanized faculty, staff and campus leaders to remake UCLA into an environment that promotes a healthy body and mind.
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.