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On-the-go food options examined

By Rosanna Fernandez/reporter

Eating healthy meals can be a challenge for students on the go who hope to make the grade.

“When you don’t eat breakfast, your energy is depleted from the night before,” said Pam Lynch, a registered nurse with NE health services.

Health services administrative assistant Bernadette Yee said she offers pamphlets on improving fitness and healthy brochures with recipes.

“My DNA matters to me,” NE Campus student Joseph McKibbin said. “I care what I put in my body and how my future children turn out.”

On top of methods about what and how to eat, the organic movement has swept the country by farmers and growers. Consumers now have access to organic food products at local grocers.

“Organic tastes better, but I don’t make a conscious decision eating healthy,” said Zak Viator, a NE student with a banana and a coconut-and-pineapple protein drink in hand. “I never look at the nutrients. I eat beef every day, steaks wrapped in bacon.”

NE Campus instructor Mark Reed refers to himself as a flexatarian.

“I don’t eat much meat or chicken, no fish, no sugar,” he said. “Daily, I have a small breakfast, a peanut butter sandwich for lunch and work out at the TCC gym, rowing and playing volleyball.”

McKibbin said he researched health for his own benefit.

Health and fitness “channels a form of motivation and a sense of completion my body deserves,” he said. “I want to be in good shape. It keeps the ladies interested.”

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