Press Release: UCTV Celebrates National Nutrition Month in March (2/19/2004)

UCTV Celebrates National Nutrition Month in March
Topics include aging and nutrition, food production

LA JOLLA, CA, February 19, 2004 -- In recognition of National Nutrition Month in March, UCTV will present a collection of insightful programs focusing on the importance of nutrition in a healthy lifestyle. Tune in to UCTV throughout the month to explore this topic from a variety of perspectives, from the importance of healthy eating as we grow older, to the broader issues of how food production impacts our lives and our health. Visit our web site ( for a complete schedule or click on the available links to view these programs "on-demand" at our website.

Broadcast Schedule for National Nutrition Month:

Thursday, March 4 at 8:00PM
"How Serious is the Threat of Mad Cow Disease?"
(from Davis)
Join three agricultural experts from UC Davis as they debate the seriousness of mad cow disease in this discussion sponsored by UC Davis' Institute of Governmental Affairs. The one-hour program features Dean Cliver, a national expert on mad cow disease and a professor of Veterinary Medicine, Food and Safety; Daniel Sumner, an agricultural economist, Director of the UC Agricultural Issues Center, and an expert on the international beef trade; and Jose Bervejillo, an agricultural economist at the Agricultural Issues Center with expertise in the policies and economics of cattle diseases and the international beef market. This program will also be available for viewing on-demand at UCTV's website later in the month.

Monday, March 15 at 8:00PM
"Pulse: African American Nutrition, Web Messaging, Feng Shui, Endoscopic Brow Lift"
(from Davis)
Find out how one Southern California city is making a huge effort to reduce heart disease and cancer in its population. Learn how you can reach your doctor as quickly as the click of a mouse. Interested in a little nip and tuck? Check out the benefits of an endoscopic brow lift.

Monday, March 15 at 8:30PM
"Aging in the New Millennium: Nutrition for Health and Well-Being"
(from San Diego)
Cheryl Rock of UCSD's Cancer Prevention and Control Program addresses the benefits of healthy eating, provides useful tips for increasing the nutritional value of one's diet, and discusses issues of cultural diversity connected to food.

Monday, March 15 at 9:00PM
"The Politics of Obesity: Confronting Our National Eating Disorder"
(from Berkeley)
Obesity has become an epidemic in the United States with one out of every five Americans facing this health crisis. In this presentation, the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism examines "The Politics of Obesity." This program will also be available for viewing on-demand at UCTV's website later in the month.

Wednesday, March 24 at 8:00PM
"Fast Food World: Perils and Promises of the Global Food Chain"
(from Berkeley)
Journalists Michael Pollan, Eric Schosser and Vandava Shiva join Slow Food International's founder Carlo Petrini for an assessment of the impact of globalization on food production and consumption in this special event sponsored by the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley. This program will also be available for viewing on-demand at UCTV's website later in the month.

For more information on National Nutrition Month, visit

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