Living for Longevity: The Nutrition Connection

Eating right takes on a whole new meaning when you watch “Living for Longevity: The Nutrition Connection” this month on UCSD-TV.

In her helpful talk from UC San Diego’s Stein Institute for Research on Aging, Vicky Newman, MS, RD, explains how the right balance of foods, part of an anti-inflammatory eating plan, can maximize your health and energy level.  Learn practical tips for controlling your weight, maintaining bone strength and reducing the risk of common chronic diseases associated with aging. You’ll also find out about foods that support the body’s immune and detoxification systems, how to maintain a healthy (and happy) gut, and how to balance your fats to support your health and well-being.

Watch “Living for Longevity: The Nutrition Connection” Thursday, April 25 at 8:3pm, or online now (additional broadcast times at the link). For even more valuable healthy aging tips and research updates, check out the Stein Institute’s video archive.

February 2013 News & Highlights

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The Career Channel: Bridge to Better Employment

If you or someone you know is a recent college graduate or a graduate in career transition, then stop by UCTV’s newly launched CareerChannel, powered by the employment experts at UC San Diego Extension. As an unbiased provider of information, tools and experts, the channel aims to help job-seekers identify newly emerging areas of career opportunity and to develop paths and plans for necessary reskilling through research, reporting and public dialogue presented through video, radio and print. Check it out today and stay tuned for new programs about the ever-evolving career marketplace!

The Career Channel


To Be Musical

Don’t miss this fascinating series from UC San Diego’s Eleanor Roosevelt College examining exactly what it is that makes music,musical. Professors of music, literature and psychology decode the mysteries of music and its effect on our brains, our emotions and our lives. The series kicks off this month with renowned percussionist Steven Schick and saxophonist and educator David Borgo.

To Be Musical

Lifting the Blanket: Pursuit of a Climate Change Solution

Beginning his career as an engineer at a refrigeration plant in India, Veerabhadran Ramanathan went on to make one of the most important climate change discoveries when he identified chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) as even larger contributors to global warming than the previously identified culprit, carbon dioxide. This four-part series from UCTV’s YouTube original channel, UCTV Prime, follows the Scripps Institution of Oceanography scientist’s remarkable path that changed the face of climate change research and has introduced possibilities for human-scale solutions.

Lifting the Blanket: Pursuit of a Climate Change Solution


PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

All programs repeat throughout the month. Visit the Program Schedule on our web site for additional air dates and times.

Health & Medicine

The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life

Shoulder Injury – Health Matters

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Science

CARTA: The Evolution of Human Nutrition

Exploring the Abyss: The Deep Sea Challenge Expedition

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Public Affairs

Founders’ Symposium 2012

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Humanities Humanities

Black History Month on UCTV

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Arts & Music Arts & Music

San Diego Opera Stars in the Salon: Samson & Delilah

Opera Spotlight: Samson & Delilah

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Check out the latest additions to our online video archive

Rachel Carson’s Legacy: Finding the Wisdom and Insight for Global Environmental Citizenship

Rossini: Overture to “The Barber of Seville” – La Jolla Music Society SummerFest

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Helpings from the Happy Diabetic – Perfect Plates

Chef Robert Lewis, also known as the “Happy Diabetic,” serves up fun recipes and helpful tips – with an extra helping of happiness – to keep you fueled! How can you stay a happy diabetic around the holidays? It can seem like a daunting task with so many food-centric celebrations. Chef Robert shares his plan […]

Chef Robert Lewis, also known as the “Happy Diabetic,” serves up fun recipes and helpful tips – with an extra helping of happiness – to keep you fueled!

How can you stay a happy diabetic around the holidays? It can seem like a daunting task with so many food-centric celebrations. Chef Robert shares his plan for staying in the holiday spirit while sticking to your nutrition plan:

At parties, eat in phases. First fill your plate with fruits, veggies, and lean meats. Then go for the crackers and starches. Finally, take your pick of one dessert (not one of each!). Don’t make all your holiday gatherings about food. Remember, don’t eat like it’s your LAST MEAL!

Get more helpful tips from Chef Robert in the newest episode of Taking Control of Your Diabetes online now.

Learn more about Chef Robert Lewis the Happy Diabetic here.

Fit to Eat Tip – Holiday Party Platter

TCOYD’s resident nutrition expert Janice Baker has a helpful tip for eating smart and taking control of your diabetes – and your diet! With the holidays fast approaching, it is important to have a healthy go-to dish in your back pocket for parties and family gatherings. This salad is sure to add both flavor and […]

TCOYD’s resident nutrition expert Janice Baker has a helpful tip for eating smart and taking control of your diabetes – and your diet!

With the holidays fast approaching, it is important to have a healthy go-to dish in your back pocket for parties and family gatherings. This salad is sure to add both flavor and a sensible option to the dinner table.

Zesty Shrimp and Mango Salad with Brown Rice Medley

Yield: 4 servings
This recipe can be made several hours in advance and kept in the refrigerator.

12 ounces of frozen cooked shrimp (peeled, tail-less, de-veined) (Chicken breast may be substituted if preferred)
2 cups cooked brown rice
2 mangos, cored, peeled, and cut in small cubes (approx. 2 cups)
1 large red bell pepper, cored, trimmed and chopped into small pieces (approx. 1 cup)
1 medium red onion, peeled and chopped
Zest of 1 lime
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons honey
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons Vietnamese chili garlic sauce (optional, or 1 teaspoon red chili flakes, optional)
1/4 cup tightly packed fresh (1 1/2 teaspoons dried) mint leaves
1/4 cup tightly packed fresh (1 1/2 teaspoons dried) cilantro leaves

– Cook the brown rice medley in water, according to the package directions. Allow to cool.
– Allow the shrimp to thaw in the refrigerator, or run warm water gently over shrimp to thaw.
– Drain and pat dry with a paper towel, then set aside.
– Place the rice in a large mixing bowl. Add the mango cubes and the pepper and onion pieces, then toss gently to incorporate. Add the lime zest, lime juice, salt, pepper, agave syrup, vinegar and chili garlic sauce.
– Chop the mint and cilantro, and add it to the bowl with the shrimp.
– Gently fold all of the ingredients together.
– Serve on bed of leafy greens such as romaine or butter lettuce.

Per Serving: calories: 321; carbohydrates: 54 g; total fat: 3 g; saturated fat: 1 g; cholesterol: 128 mg; fiber: 6 g; protein: 21 g; sodium: 429 mg; carb choices: 3.5

Eat and live healthy, and make sure to watch the latest episode of TCOYD on UCSD-TV, “Diabetic Medical Emergencies.” Or watch it online now!

Janice Baker MBA, RD, CDE, CNSC is a registered dietitian, certifieddiabetes educator, and certified nutrition support clinician. Visit her online at Baker Nutrition.

Fit to Eat Tip – Resources

TCOYD’s resident nutrition expert Janice Baker has a helpful tip for eating smart and taking control of your diabetes – and your diet! Here are some of Janice’s favorite online resources for nutrition information and satisfying recipes: – Eatright.org – Allrecipes.com – Nutritiondata.com – American Diabetes Association Eat and live healthy, and make sure to […]

TCOYD’s resident nutrition expert Janice Baker has a helpful tip for eating smart and taking control of your diabetes – and your diet!

Here are some of Janice’s favorite online resources for nutrition information and satisfying recipes:

Eatright.org
Allrecipes.com
Nutritiondata.com
American Diabetes Association

Eat and live healthy, and make sure to watch the latest episode of TCOYD on UCSD-TV, “Diabetes and the Gastrointestinal Tract.” Or watch it online now!

Janice Baker MBA, RD, CDE, CNSC is a registered dietitian, certifieddiabetes educator, and certified nutrition support clinician. Visit her online at Baker Nutrition.