Healthy Beverage Initiative

Choosing free, filtered water over sugary drinks can have a profound effect on the environment, your wallet and your health. 

Started in 2019 as a part of a systemwide effort, the goal of the UC Healthy Beverage Initiative (UC HBI) is to encourage the consumption of tap water as a healthy, free, and sustainable alternative to sugary drinks. This year, the Healthy Beverage Initiative is directing its efforts towards:

UC Davis Celebrates Eight Years of Being Smoke and Tobacco Free

Research shows there has been significant progress in reducing tobacco use on campus in the eight years since the UC system implemented its 100% Smoke and Tobacco Free policy. Several tools and resources are available for individuals to continue making a difference.

Break Free from Tobacco: Gift Card Incentive Program

Interested in quitting tobacco but not sure where to start? We can help with a new gift card incentive program! Open to students, staff and academics.  Students: 
  • Meet with the Intervention Services Coordinator at Student Health and Counseling Services 3 times within 3 months. Services available include obtaining medication through Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) health care providers, biofeedback and individual cessation counseling.

Health TEAM Lab

The Health TEAM Lab provides UC Davis students, staff, and faculty a place to: learn about health literacy, receive standardized health metric testing/reporting, and communicate with a support group to help facilitate healthy behavior changes.