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The Good Food Is Good Medicine Blog offers you ideas of how to maintain good health while also supporting Northern California farmers and ranchers through sustainable ingredients as part of the farm-to-fork iniatitive.

This blog will explore topics ranging from food recommendations based on health conditions to seasonal cooking ideas to the latest health fads (and whether they're actually good for you). We hope you enjoy!


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Picky Eating and How Parents Can Help

Find out what might be causing your child to be a picky eater.


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Meal Planning, Shopping and More During COVID-19

These healthy eating tips will help you stay on track amid the pandemic.


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How to Safely Grocery Shop During COVID-19

UC Davis food virologist gives you tips to stay healthy at the store.


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3 Ways Food Can Help Your Mental Health

Many of us are stressed and struggling amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Chef Diaz Stars in Series with Top Sacramento Chefs

Our kitchen continues to support local during COVID-19 pandemic.


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How to Snack Smart During COVID-19 Quarantine

Don't let yourself fall into the habit of mindless eating.


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Eating Takeout Amid COVID-19: Is It Safe?

UC Davis expert dispells rumors about getting food to go.


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6 Awesome Nutrition Tips We All Can Use

Our dietitians share their tips for National Nutrition Month.


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Café Earns Prestigious Award for 2nd Year

We're the only hospital in US with James Beard Foundation designation.


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Chocolate Fact vs. Fiction

Is chocolate healthy? Is white chocolate not actually chocolate?


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5 Steps to Keep Your Heart Healthy

A few simple nutrition tips can keep your heart healthy and strong.


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5 Immune Boosters to Fight Off Sickness

Staying healthy during flu season can be tricky, but these can help.


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Diet Trends of 2020: Claims vs. Reality

New diet trends are popping up all the time, but are they right for you?


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5 health benefits of Dry January

Ditching alcohol to start 2020 can allow for a health reset.


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How to set realistic eating resolutions

Our dietitian shares 5 steps to keep your New Year's goals.


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Tips to keep your heart healthy this holiday

Don't leave your heart health behind amid the hustle and bustle.


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Say no to raw cookie dough this holiday

It's not just uncooked eggs you need to be aware of in cookie dough.


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Hospital ranks with 2 Sacramento eateries

UC Davis Health's food makes national Good Food 100 Restaurants list.


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8 easy tips for healthy holiday eating

No one wants the gift of extra pounds this holiday season.


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Why 'ugly produce' may be a good option

Food delivery services are selling boxes of oddly shaped produce.


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Does decaf coffee actually have caffeine?

UC Davis Health specialist explains it all in a SELF magazine article.