UCLA Dining Services
I worked in the Nutrition Education Department of the self-operated UCLA Dining Services. Here are some samples of work done for the University, which feeds UCLA students, faculty, and staff.
In 2013, UCLA opened its newest residential restaurant: Bruin Plate. Bruin Plate focuses on fresh, wholesome, nutritionally-balanced dishes. Local and in-season whole foods are utilized, and a wide variety of fresh produce is utilized.
During the trial phase, I noticed that many students were unfamiliar with the vegetables used in the dishes. To address this, I created the following database of seasonal and exotic ingredients. This educational document was available online to all the students and staff at UCLA.
I created information sheets that were displayed on the tables in all of the five UCLA residential dining halls. To the left are two samples; other topics included legumes and whole grains.
In 2014, UCLA reviewed its contract with Pepsi and considered contracting with Coke. In order to assist with the decision-making process, I compiled a ranking of the relative nutritional content of beverages of these companies. I then presented the findings to a committee.