By Nin Garcia |Staff Writer|
Efforts have been made to improve the quality of the Health and Food Services here on campus.
Sodexo is one of the many services we have here on campus that provide a variety of food to the student body. Sodexo Manager Dave Janosky said they are trying to make a difference in educating students for healthier options and look for ways to offer students food that’s more personal to them.
Sodexo is providing students with nutritional information such as giant poster boards around the Student Union that show the breakdown of the calories, fat, cholesterol, sodium and protein in their food offerings. That way the students are aware of the food they are about to eat.
“I like the food here but Denny’s doesn’t open early enough and the prices are a bit expensive. We already have a lot of things to pay for, and our time is so condensed,” said student Nicole Hernandez.
“Students have options. The Student Union provides faster foods while the Commons provide slower foods to the students. If cost is an issue there is always the option to prepare food ahead of times at home,” said Dr. Dorothy Chen. Dr. Chen also mentioned that Sodexo has a comment box.
Whenever a student feels like there should be some adjustments then he or she should feel free to write to Sodexo. It is easy to make adjustments because the Commons always prepares fresh, cooked meals.
Sodexo also has a Facebook page, once users “like” the page they are able to access additional nutritional information and also receive updates. CSUSB also offers nutrition counseling. If students ever need help with their diet, they can be guided through the process with a senior dietitian.
The dietitian will be able to analyze the patient’s food habits, give a follow-up and work with the patient to create a health plan suited to his or her needs.
For more information on that call (909) 537-3452.