You may also be eligible to recieve CalFresh. For all student and staff inquiries on applying for CalFresh, please email UCLACalFresh@gmail.com to set-up an appointment to discuss eligibility
UCLA and HCI are working hard to reduce food insecurity on campus. Click here to learn more about our efforts.
Science and Food
This program promotes knowledge of science through food, and food through science. Browse the Science and Food websiteto learn more about the course and public lecture series.
UCLA Teaching Kitchen Collaborative
In 2016, HCI joined the national Teaching Kitchen Collaborative (TKC) as a founding member. The TKC is a network of thought leaders using teaching kitchen facilities as catalysts of enhanced personal and public health across medical, corporate, school, and community settings. Headed by Janet Leader, Lecturer and Associate Director of Field Studies, Department of Community Health Sciences in the Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA now offers a series of workshops that instruct health professional students on culinary skills, healthy recipes, nutrition information, and much more Read more about the program here!
Cooking Class on the Hill
UCLA Dining offers a series of cooking workshops to students for the price of one dining swipe per class! Developed by Dolores Hernandez, Dietitian and Nutrition Education Coordinator for UCLA Dining, the curriculum consists of six hands-on classes that include information about making healthy, low-cost items such as breakfast burritos, healthy bowls, and chopped vegetable dishes, like Pasta Primavera. Students used one meal “swipe” as payment for classes and were invited to eat the food they prepared. The classes were offered for the first time in 2017, and we hope to offer them again this academic year.
Each year, EatWell celebrates national Food Day by curating a series of events, lectures, and food literacy campaigns to engage the campus community in conversations about food, nutrition, and food systems. Learn more about our 2016 Food Day events here.
Did you know that the carbon footprint of one Quarter Pounder hamburger is the same as that of 118 apples? Check this infographicwe developed for Food Day to learn more about the impact of what we eat.
UCLA Bike Coalition: unites the diverse bicycling community of students, staff, and faculty in order to make UCLA and the surrounding areas better places to ride.
UCLA Bike Shop: offers bicycling safety classes, bike rentals, and do-it-yourself and a fee-for-service workshop open to the UCLA community.
UCLA Bike Map: includes bike routes, racks, repair stands, pumps, showers, lockers, and more.
Cyclist’s Corner: Bike routes to UCLA and other key bike resources from UCLA Transportation.
UCLA Strathmore Bike Counter: LA’s first bike counter is located on Strathmore Place (just west of Westwood Plaza near Parking Structure 8). Ride on the green painted lane to get counted!
UCLA Bicycle Master Plan Implementation Report 2013: this detailed report gives an update of the extensive bicycle progress that has occurred since the original 2006 Bicycle Master Plan with the mission to improve cycling conditions and promote the bicycle as a transportation mode.
Ever thought about carpooling or bicycling to campus? UCLA has many alternative transportation options (public transit, car/vanpools, bicycling, walking) – in fact,74% of students and 47% of employees commute using alternative transportation. Join the Bruin Commuter Club, sign up for free bicycle maintenance classes, learn about infrastructure improvements, and much more.
Transportation & Parking Services: learn more about campus department responsible for all things related to transportation, parking, and alternative commuting– UCLA Transportation Services.
Bruin Commuter Club: find out about the offers exclusive benefits, information, and support to those who use an alternative transportation mode to get to campus as part of the Bruin Commuter Club (BCC).
Green Commuter Blog: check out the official commuter blog of UCLA Transportation to learn about events, campaigns, and commuter-related news.
2013 State of the Commute: UCLA Transportation summaries and statistics regarding commuting behaviors of the UCLA community. The figures show an increasing use of alternative transportation and lower drive-alone rate over time. Check out this telling Commuter Infographic.
CicLAvia: an event that temporarily removes cars from city streets and opens them to biking, walking, skating, and enjoying our largest public spaces. Different routes in LA are chosen annually. Business are open and people of all ages are welcome.
L.A. Streetsblog: daily news source connecting people to information about sustainable transportation and livable communities.
Find your center through the contemplative activities available at UCLA. Explore techniques such as meditation, yoga, and others aimed at promoting relaxation, building energy, and helping you achieve personal development and wellness goals.
HCI, in collaboration with FITWELL, offers the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) for students, faculty, staff, and UCLA Health System patients. UCLA DPP follows the guidelines for National Diabetes Prevention Programs, using a CDC-approved curriculum, trained lifestyle coaches, and group support over the course of a year.
HCI supports the creation of new, innovative, and interdisciplinary courses, minor, and certificates on campus. Take a class or apply for the Food Studies Minor and Graduate Certificate Program.
Take the Undergraduate “Life Skills for College Students” course
Multidisciplinary exploration of student development in undergraduate experience, with focus on processes of identity formation and emotional and social development. Emphasis on variability associated with gender, race, ethnicity, culture, and sexual orientation. Testing of real-life relevance of theory and research. Instrutor: D’Artagnan Scorza; Winter 2018; Thursdays, 3pm-5:50pm