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March is National Nutrition Month

February 16, 2018 8:15p.m.

March is National Nutrition Month!

Go Further With Food


March is National Nutrition Month®! This is a yearly nutrition-based education campaign organized by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).  


This year's campaign focuses on encouraging everyone to “Go Further With Food.”

In the United States, we waste about 31 percent of all edible food. American households throw away almost 28 percent of fruits and vegetables. 


The goals of this program are to inspire us to make better food choices and save money while we reduce food waste—a WIN WIN situation!


February 8, 2018 11:45a.m.

I’ve been in academia a long time. Earning my master’s and doctorate, I had good professors and bad professors. I had great support staff and bad support staff. And every single time, one thing made the difference: feeling like I belonged. Feeling validated. Feeling like my professors and the college staff actually wanted me there. 

New Year Resolution: Portion Sizes

January 11, 2018 5:00p.m.

Taking a Look at Your Portion Sizes!

When making a change, it is best to pick one resolution or change at a time. If you forget to follow your "new tradition"--then start again. Don’t give up! If the change is too difficult to follow, you may need to start with a simpler resolution. The more you follow through on your resolution, the more it becomes an easy habit to maintain!

New Traditions for the New Year

December 12, 2017 9:30a.m.

When reaching for a sweet treat, think about a piece of fruit! According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, we need to consume approximately 2 cups of fruit a day. 

The Majority of fruits are:

  • Packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants
  • Low in fat
  • Low in sodium 
  • Low in calories
  • No cholesterol
  • High in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants such as Vitamin C, Potassium and Folate

What’s Wrong with Being Confident?

December 8, 2017 10:30a.m.

Whether you’re a leader of a college, or the leader of a classroom project – there are detractors. Someone will always want to derail your vision, slow your progress or stymie your success. If I stopped moving forward every time someone disagreed with me, whispered about me or put up an obstacle, I would never have had the opportunity to serve this college.

Holiday Heartburn?

November 21, 2017 12:00p.m.

Holiday Heartburn?

Holidays are a time where we look forward to spending time with family, eating great food and watching some serious football!

However, during this wonderful time—many of us can experience heartburn. Heartburn (or acid indigestion) is an irritation of the esophagus that results when acid comes up (refluxes) from the stomach.

The American Gastroenterological Association states that are more than 60 million Americans have heartburn and/or reflux symptoms at least once a month.

Single-handedly Changing the World

November 15, 2017 11:30a.m.

Now, as the interim president of Glendale Community College, I refuse to let other young people settle for perceived limitations – young women especially. I have intentionally surrounded myself with powerful, smart, dynamic women – on my leadership team and in my personal life. I draw on their experiences and opinions, making me a better woman as well.

Tags: Staff, Students

Incorporating More Plant Based Foods Into Your Lifestyle

November 14, 2017 2:15p.m.

What are Plant Based Foods?

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Whole Grains
  • Legumes (Lentils and Beans)
  • Nuts and Seeds
  • Tubers (Potatoes, Yams, and Sweet Potatoes)
  • Alternative dairy sources such as Enriched Soy or Almond milk

Outrageous Inconvenience.

October 5, 2017 2:00p.m.

Many say it’s outrageous and inconvenient to try to meet all our students’ needs – but is it, really?

Tags: Faculty, Staff