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Cal State East Bay associate professor offers students new outlook on healthy eating

  • June 14, 2011

One day, while walking on the Cal State East Bay campus where she teaches, Luz Calvo spotted a Latino/a student group selling crispy creme donuts to raise money.

When teased by Calvo for selling "the colonizer's food," the students pointed to a package labeled "no trans fat" and stated their donuts were healthy.

An associate professor of Ethnic Studies with interests at the intersection of food, politics and social justice, Calvo's interaction with the students inspired her to create a new course to unwrap what even the most politicized students on campus lacked: basic food knowledge.

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