Resources for Healthy Eating and Lifestyle Choices

Healthy Eating Plate

  • Created by nutrition experts at Harvard School of Public Health and editors at Harvard Health Publications, the Healthy Eating Plate is a simply designed format to help people make healthy eating choices.


  • Download the app to help track your food and beverage intake, or search for your favorite foods and see what "grade" they've received based on their nutritional facts, ingredients and processing method.

Sugar Science

  • A resource for evidence-based information about sugar and how it affects health.


  • This government website has information designed to help you and your loved ones stay healthy.


Resources on Sleep

National Sleep Foundation

  • Power down electronics and hour or two before blue light from electronic devices affects sleep.

National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project

  • A resource established by a cooperative agreement between the Center's for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine to promote improved sleep health in the US.

The Better Sleep Council

  • Helping people start everyday with a good night's rest.

UC Davis Student Health and Counseling Services

New York Times

  • This article explores what researchers have found with regards to lack of sleep leading to weight gain.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • This government website discusses the problems associated with insufficient sleep.


Resources for Getting Up and Moving - Physical Activity


  • Helping to translate complex medical information into language that readers can understand, this organization is part of the Nemours Foundation devoted to improving the health of children.

  • Produced by the American Academy of Pediatrics to help teens make exercise a regular part of their day.

World Health Organization

  • This global organization provides recommended levels or physical activity for children aged 5 - 17 years.

The Public Health Agency of Canada

10 Fitness Apps that Encourage Physical Activity (as recommended by The Clinical Advisor)

  • MyFitness Pal: Calorie Counter and Diet Tracker (free for both Apple and Android devices)
  • RunKeeper: Tracks user workouts by using GPS (free for both Apple and Android devices)
  • Strava Running and Cycling GPS: Provices tracking of distance elevation and speed (free for both Apple and Android devices, offers in app purchases)
  • JEFIT Workout: over 1,300 exercise tutorials
  • Yoga Studio: featues yoga classes via HD video ($ and only available for Apple devices)
  • 5K Runner: Starts slow and gradually increases in difficulty with 30-minute workouts
  • Just 6 Weeks: Trains users to accomplish one of 5 goals over a 6-week period ($ available for both Apple and Android devices)
  • FitStar Personal Trainer: Rewards users for progress by unlocking badges and new moves (free for Apple devices offers in app subscription purchases)
  • MyWOD: Designed for Crossfit participants, this app provides a space for tracking workouts ($ and is available for both Apple and Android devices)
  • Runtastic Push-Ups PRO: This app uses integration with social media to help users reach their goals ($ available for both Apple and Android devices)


Reproductive Health

UC Davis Wellness Services Health Topics

This university wellness program provides information on a variety of topics including reproductive health. Check out the links below for information on specific reproductive health topics. The SBHC medical staff are available to help you with any questions related to reproductive health, give us a call.

  • Bacterial Vaginosis: a common vaginal infection that is a result of overgrowth of organisms that normally live in the vagina.
  • Chlamydia: common sexually transmitted bacterial infection which can cause acute or chronic pelvic infection in women that if left untreated can lead to infertility.
  • External Condom (the "male" condom): a latex, polyurethane, polyisoprene or natural skin sheath that is used to prevent pregnancy and decrease exposure to some sexually transmitted infections.
  • Internal Condom (the "female" condom): a nitrile sheath with two flexible rings designed to stay in place inside the vagina that is used to prevent pregnancy and decrease exposure to some sexually transmitted infections.
  • Depo Provera: an injectable hormone contraceptive used to prevent pregnancy (does not prevent sexually transmitted infections).
  • Dysmenorrhea: a medical term used to describe painful menstration/menstrual cramps.
  • Emergency Contraception: a backup contraceptive option used to prevent pregnancy after unprotected intercourse.
  • Genital Warts & Human Papillomavirus (HPV): a common sexually transmitted infection caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) can lead to genital warts or cancers of the cervix, external genital area and anus; vaccination is available to help prevent infections, now with protection against 9 of the more agressive/cancer causing strains of HPV. The SBHC has Gardasil 9 available for male and female students.
  • Gonorrhea: a sexually transmitted bacterial infection that can lead to infertility if left untreated and can be passed to a woman's baby during birth.
  • Herpes: a viral infection that is spread through skin-to-skin contact, HSV1 typically causes sores on the face or mouth but can infect the genital area, HSV2 is typically sexually transmitted in the genital region but can cause infection of the face and mouth.
  • HIV/AIDS: a virus found in blood, semen, vaginal fluid and breast milk that attacks and disables the immune system.
  • IUD: an small T-shaped plastic device placed in the uterus which is used to prevent pregnancy (does not prevent sexually transmitted infections).
  • Irregular Periods: irregular menstrual bleeding includes periods that occur more frequently than every 21 days, last longer than 7 days, periods that are longer than 35 days apart or are heavy in flow.
  • Missed Birth Control Pill Guidelines: follow these instructions if you miss taking your oral contraceptive pills and you can call the SBHC for any further questions.
  • Nexplanon Implant:a progestin containing birth control method that is inserted under the skin in the upper arm, providing contraception/pregnancy prevention for 3 years and can be removed at any time (does not prevent sexually transmitted infections).
  • Nuva Ring (The Ring):combined estrogen/progestin contraceptive ring that is inserted vaginally to prevent pregnancy (does not prevent sexually transmitted infections).
  • Oral Contraceptives (The Pill) (Birth Control Pills): pills that contain synthetic hormones that help prevent pregnancy in women (does not prevent sexually transmitted infections).
  • Orgasms:a brief series of involuntary muscle contractions that may (or may not) result in the release of bodily fluids, orgasms also induce chemical changes in the body.
  • Ortho Evra (The Patch): a combined hormone adhesive patch worn on the skin by a woman to prevent pregnancy (does not prevent sexually transmitted infections).
  • Pregnancy: pregnancy testing and counseling are available at your School Based Health Center.
  • Premenstrual Syndrome: an array of physical and mood symptoms that occur during hte week before and during the first few days of menstruation.
  • Syphilis: a bacterial infection that is sexually transmitted, may not produce any symptoms but can lead to long term damage of internal organs if not treated.


Alcohol & Drug Use

Australia's Department of Health and Ageing: making informed decisions.

Women's Health Research Institute: gender differences in alcohol metabolism.

Above the Influence: answers your questions & encourages you to stay original and be yourself! 
















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