Friday, June 5, 2015

It's Crunch Time UC San Diego

It's inevitable; you work your butt off 9 weeks every quarter only to cram as much as you can in your beautiful brains right before finals, right?

Don't worry, I remember what that was like too. I think I dreaded the weekend prior to finals more than any other weekend throughout the year! But, the plus side was the blissful feeling of relief when the last test was taken and the path to Blacks Beach was in sight! WOW, if only today was next Friday and we could all indulge in some much needed R&R :).

Well, before we daydream to much, it's best we face the facts! This weekend we need to feel our best to make sure we soak up all those last equations, formulas, stats and whatever else you have on your plate next week. To do so, the most important step is to nourish your body right. Focusing on supply your body with immunity boosting foods (like oranges, spinach, mangoes and grapefruit) and a nice blend of protein and carbohydrates will keep your focus strong.

Come on, as great as it tastes going down, we all know that after finishing our second candy bar followed by the last two chips from the family size bag the only thing we want is our bed, right?!

To keep your hunger at bay and your brain power mighty, check out some of the Dietitian Approved snacks available at your HHD Markets across campus to fuel your body right!

Don't forget the Destress Brunch this Sunday too at your local Dining Unit... it's the perfect time to relax and soak up some much needed break time!

Good luck on finals UC San Diego and we will see you in the Fall! 

Monday, June 1, 2015

Ice Cream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream!

Hi there UC San Diego! As we gear up for the end of Spring Quarter, check out what the HDH Marketing Senior Intern, Megan, has to say about her experience with the 64 Degree Demonstration Station these past few months!

#TrueLife, I love the food!
By: Megan Ewbank

I’ve had an unbelievable time attending all of the UCSD HDH Tastebud’s demos. Yes, just like I said, I’ve attended ALL of them… Wouldn’t miss it for anything! (And neither should you!) Our Registered Dietitian Elizabeth Shaw makes nutrition seem A LOT less daunting. First, you don’t have to give up the food you love (French fries); second, that you don’t have to go to Whole Foods and but specialty health products; and third, that you don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen making healthy meals.


Elizabeth knows her audience: hungry, busy, cheap, and tired college students. We need inexpensive meals, fast. This may be why we often turn to Kraft Mac n Cheese, Vallarta’s burritos from the drive-thru, and of course, pizza. However, the Demos at 64 Degrees have shown me that you can buy all the necessary nutritional ingredients easily from our neighborhood HDH Markets using your Dining Dollars, and that you can make deliciously healthy meals in less than the time it takes you to drive to McDonald’s.


The demos have been an amazing and DELICIOUS learning experience. It’s easy to eat healthy, and you don’t have to give up all your guilty pleasures: eat them in moderation, or put a healthy twist on them! During one of the demos we made chicken fingers, fries, and chocolate shakes—with a healthy twist. The whole meal was healthy and delicious, and completely satisfied the craving!


It’s been a pleasure attending the demos at the 64 Degrees Demo Kitchen.  I’ve learned so many cooking skills, delicious recipes, and nutrition facts that I will take with me as I graduate. I encourage you all to take advantage of these well-thought-out demos. You and your stomach won’t regret it.


And as proof that you don’t have to give up delicious things, join us for our last Super Foods v. Super Fads demo which Elizabeth will debunk the myth “Dairy is Dreadful” and hand out FREE ICE CREAM!