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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Culinary Arts provides health-conscious meals

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Culinary Arts offers meals like these to those involved in the Pound by Pound program.

As more students and staff members are getting involved into the Pound by Pound program, students who are not in the program can try the new dietary menu that the Culinary Arts department will be having all year.

The menu is updated every week by one of the dietitians in Pound by Pound. The dietician sends the order of back to Chef Michael Pierini with basic foods such as salads, soups and dinner plates that are meant for a diet.

“Culinary Arts didn’t change anything. it’s the same food that we’ve always served, but all they did was have a nutritionist go through all the foods on the menus and decided which ones where healthy and which ones aren’t.” Pierini said

The menu will have signature Pound by Pound labels to show the healthy foods that people would like to order by staying attentive to what they eat.

“We put up Pound by Pound signs, and there are little purple signs that you’ll see when there is a healthy entree and there will also be mini posters (on the menu) that when you look for this logo, you’ll find healthier things to eat,” Coordinator of Student Health Services Nancy Montgomery said.

Clerk of the Music Department, Rosemarie Medina, has been a part of the Pound by Pound program since it has started August of 2009.

Motivated by her colleagues and students, Medina entered the program skeptical, only to discover the amazing results of what the program has done for her.

“I’m a diabetic and I am this close to getting off my medication because of Pound by Pound. My blood pressure is better, my sugar count is better, and I handle stress so much better. That’s why I love this program,” Medina said.

The program will continue throughout the school year and students and staff members will have the chance to try the healthy food choices from Pound by Pound in the Culinary Arts cafeteria.

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Culinary Arts provides health-conscious meals