ELAC’s New Cafeteria Empty of Healthy Choices

By Dylan Dixon An update regarding construction on campus was posted to the ELAC website in June of 2014.  In the update, a section for Campus Student Center/Book Store Complex said the project was approximately 38 percent completed at that time, and the budget for that portion of the campus were to cost $26,565,056.00.   With a $26 million budget, shouldn’t it seem like we should have at least a little…

May 17, 2017

Health fair educates Elans on body wellness

By Johanna Calderon & Dorany Pineda The East Los Angeles College Health Center held their first ever health fair on Thursday promoting healthy living. One of the booths was dedicated to nutrition, which had useful information that addressed student eating habits. The information included how to read the nutritional labels on packaged foods, how to keep track of their caloric intake and the foods they consume, and how to get the…

September 29, 2016

Health fair provides resources for Montebello community

By Amber Paramo “ICARE” Academy provided families in the Montebello Unified School District with resources to keep children, teens and adults safe, healthy and educated on Saturday at  Bell Gardens High School. “ICARE” Academy promotes careers in child development, family services and education-giving students opportunity with hands-on experience, along with on-site childcare, internships, and partnerships with local colleges, agencies and businesses. The public was able to receive information for everyone in…

May 6, 2015

Mandatory health fee benefits students

By Maria Salas Every semester each student enrolling in classes pays an $11 health fee in which their assumption is “its just another fee,” said J. Alvarez DNP. Hectic schedules don’t allow students the time to see where their money is going. They do not realize that the money they’re paying benefits them. The cover fee provides students with services like, over-the-counter pain relievers/first aid, condoms, pre-employment, physical required by…

December 4, 2014

Health fair brings new health options, alternatives to Elans

By Damien Guzman Plenty of health setups filled ELAC’s Fine Arts complex courtyard in order to provide new options to Elans and those within the community. The health fair gave less fortunate people without health insurance a chance to check blood levels, body fat percentages and offered tips on staying healthy for free. “This event is to promote health and raise awareness and is connected to diabetes foundations,” Galen Cheng,…

May 21, 2014

People insist chia seeds improve health

By Amanda Rodarte With the constant struggle of making wise food decisions, students should add chia seeds to their diets. The word chia may remind students of the famous, fuzzy plant the Chia Pet, but make no mistake, chia seeds are no funny matter. These tiny seeds are loaded with nutrients and antioxidants, which makes it a kind of superfood. For the past few months, I’ve added chia seeds to…

April 24, 2014

Healthy choices benefit in long run

By Jane Fernandez Keeping up with a healthy diet can be hard for most college students, considering their hectic schedules. A small number of us may have the time to fix ourselves a good breakfast before going to school. However, not many of us even think about what we are going to eat for lunch, much less have time to pack lunch, find a place to heat it up at school…

March 21, 2012