The price of healthy eating

Being healthy takes more than just eating an occasional salad. But finding healthy foods at a responsible price can sometimes be a challenge, especially for a busy student on a budget. What’s the true cost of being healthy? “It’s a lot less expensive to buy junk food. At night when I’m up studying or I’ve just come back from work […]

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The East Side youth cookbook

“Mi Vida, Mi Salud Cookbook,” features dozens of simple, nutritious recipes from members of the East Los Angeles YMCA. The cookbook has variations on standards like lentil soup, Mexican rice and pozole, and more creative options like kale pomegranate salad. “‘My mom laughed cause she didn’t think I was going to be able to do it,’ said Erick Flores, who […]

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Getting ‘the traveling experience’ without leaving Long Beach

Long Beach has the distinction of being one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the country. Curious about what she could learn about the world through her home city, Cindy Maldonado explored foreign cultures through food, dance, music, and art — all without stepping foot outside of Long Beach. “Much like a tourist, I mapped my destinations and created an itinerary of […]

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