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Daily Sundial

The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

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The neurotoxic consequences of commercial baby food

Jonathan Sharp, Contributor October 9, 2023

Toxic heavy metals in commercial baby food is a serious neurotoxic threat for student parents’ babies. In 2021, a congressional report undertaken by the Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy...

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Healthy Food Options? Make it Latino!

Leah Villalpando-Coronado, Reporter September 11, 2023

We’ve all been there — sometimes you’re looking to eat cleaner, or sometimes you’re just looking to lose a few pounds. Especially for those of us who spend a lot of time at the CSUN campus, our...

Photo of CSUNs Food Pantry, taken on April 23, 2020.

Three budget friendly recipes for students using the CSUN pantry

Quinn Alexander, Video Editor September 1, 2023

Grocery shopping can be expensive, and finding the right ingredients to maintain a healthy diet might make a home cooked meal an overwhelming task. To help reduce shopping stressors, the CSUN Food Pantry...

A lot of chicken with sauces on a plate.

Black-owned restaurants in the San Fernando Valley

Breanna Nichols, Reporter February 15, 2023

Black History Month is a time to celebrate and embrace Black culture and traditions, which can’t be spoken about without mentioning food. From Jamaican cuisine to traditional Southern soul food, this...

A plate of pasta, chicken and broccoli

Cajun Seafood Pasta

Chef Thai January 23, 2023

(substitute with chicken) Ingredients:  8 ounces fettuccine pasta 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 pound medium shrimp  (peeled and deveined) 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning. 8 ounces lump...

Photo of food and bread

A Love Letter to Borscht: Embracing Culture Through Flavor

Edward Segal January 23, 2023

I am upstairs in my room doing homework when I smell it: borscht cooking on the stove. The sweet smell of the beet soup wafts through our apartment, letting me know it’s time for dinner.  I run down...

A picture illustrating a health food, with heights

Can the College Student Diet be Fixed?

Ozzy Anguiano January 23, 2023

I was diagnosed with prediabetes in August. I had some routine blood work done, and my hemoglobin A1C levels came in at 5.8, which meant that in the past three months, my blood sugar levels were high enough...

A plate of food with salmon and mashed potatoes, with greens

Honey Chili Glazed Blackened Salmon

Chef Thai January 23, 2023

4-6 fresh salmon filets (6 ounces each) 1/2 teaspoon pink salt 1/2 black pepper Chef Thai all-purpose Cajun seasoning (or your choice). Sauce: 3 tablespoons butter 6 garlic cloves...

a illustration of food donations

It’s in the Pantry: CSUN Students Don’t Need to Go Hungry

Matthew Arat January 23, 2023

Have you ever had to choose between feeding yourself or applying for classes? College students might be strapped for cash, but options like the CSUN Food Pantry can give students both. Through monetary...

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Eating Intuitively: a College Athlete’s Experience Overcoming Negative Food Habits

Brandon Sarmiento January 23, 2023

During my years of running collegiate track and field, I developed an unhealthy relationship with food that was rooted in a negative body image and amplified by the practice of tracking everything I consumed. I...

A plate of food, such as potato, and shrimp

Shrimp & Cheesy Grits

Chef Thai January 23, 2023

Ingredients: 2 cups chicken stock 3 cups whole milk (substitute water)  1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 cup ground grits 1 cup cream cheese 1 cup gouda cheese 4...

CSUN new restaurant Sambazon

Fresh CSUN food spots

Ozzy Anguiano, Reporter October 1, 2022

Dining options on campus have changed this year. Returning Matadors may have noticed that a couple of the long-standing establishments in the Campus Store Complex have been replaced. Sambazon Acai Bowls...

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