FCC Teams Up With Kaiser Permanente for New Hybrid Health Courses

Illustration courtesy of the Office of Public Information.

Illustration courtesy of the Office of Public Information.

Story By: Tommy Tribble, Editor-in-Chief

Fresno City College and Kaiser Permanente are working together to educate disadvantaged students on healthy eating and healthy living with two new hybrid courses, according to a press release from Kathy Bonilla, FCC public information officer.

Team Healthy Eating & Active Living (HEAL), the result of a grant from Kaiser Permanente, comprises two PE 6 hybrid fitness and health classes that begin Jan. 22. Hybrid courses at FCC feature both in-class meetings and online coursework.

Team HEAL classes are eight weeks long and worth one unit, and meet once a week for an hour, on Thursday or Friday depending on the course. Students will also complete assignments online.

The courses will focus on introducing students to both physical activities as well as nutrition and healthy eating, and enrolled students will have access to “free, healthy food through the FCC Ram Pantry,” according to Bonilla.

Students will also receive a free pedometer, water bottle, and team HEAL t-shirt, according to the press release.

More information about team HEAL is available here.