Thursday, August 20, 2015

Faculty Spotlight: Shreela Sharma

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It's safe to say Dr. Shreela Sharma is a jack of all trades. She is one of the Center’s faculty members,  a trained dietitian and physical therapist. Dr. Sharma brings passion to all that she does, including her work with Brighter Bites, CATCH, HE/AL and a number of other projects. Learn more about Dr. Sharma in today’s faculty spotlight video!

Every month we will highlighting two faculty members of the Michael and Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living. Tune in each month to learn more about their current projects, thoughts on public health, and advice to future students.

Video and content created by:
Kate McKerlie

MPH Candidate and Graduate Assistant
University of Texas Health Sciences Center
School of Public Health Austin Regional Campus

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

10 Reasons I Love Working as a Graduate Assistant at the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living

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I am an MPH student in the UT School of Public Health. As a student, I am fortunate to work as a Graduate Assistant (GA) for the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living (Center). Center GAs work to support the efforts of the faculty and staff. My day-to-day tasks include activities like conducting literature searches for faculty manuscripts, formatting manuscripts to be submitted for publication, and assisting with Center meetings and events.

I really enjoy working at the Center and think that it is a great opportunity for MPH students. Here is a list (in no particular order) of why I think that it is great to be a Center GA:

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Make Healthy Lunches Fun!

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When I was in school, lunchtime used to bring on a serious case of lunchbox envy. I wanted to make my own pizza like my classmates with Lunchables and mix candy into my yogurt from a special compartment in the lid. It’s fun to personalize your meal by making it yourself. But many of the do-it-yourself options for kids are high in sodium, sugar, or both.

In response, we’ve come up with a list of nutritious ways for kids to play with their food. Try these tips to make healthy meals just as exciting as the ones I envied in school.