Strategies to Combat Obesity – Final Thoughts

By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator I was watching CNN on their special on Michelle Obama, the former First Lady and her work. One of her passions was for the children to eat healthier food. She converted part of the garden in the White House into a community farm. Unfortunately, even with her clout, celebrity status and passion, her efforts to combat … Continue reading Strategies to Combat Obesity – Final Thoughts

Strategies to Induce Lifestyle Changes In reducing Obesity: Meal Structure, Balance, Portion and Environment

By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator There is so much to learn about how we manage our approaches to food when it comes to combating obesity. I am so thankful that Anet Piridzhanyan, MS, RDN spells it out in a way that is easy to understand. Here is a summary of her recommendations: Meal Structure: Structure eating with 3 meals and 2 … Continue reading Strategies to Induce Lifestyle Changes In reducing Obesity: Meal Structure, Balance, Portion and Environment

Message to the Province – October 8th, 2020

Translation by: Marisol Becerra Youth Ministry Office Assistant Dear Salesian Brothers, young people and lay faithful, Fratelli tutti! Receive my warmest greetings, hoping that all your pastoral activities are producing the best spiritual fruits. As you can see with my initial greeting, I would like to dedicate a few words to encourage reading and reflecting, personally and in community, the new encyclical that Pope Francis … Continue reading Message to the Province – October 8th, 2020

Mensaje a la Inspectoria – 8 de Octubre, 2020

Queridos hermanos salesianos, jóvenes y fieles laicos, ¡Fratelli tutti! Reciban mi más cordial saludo, esperando que todas sus actividades pastorales estén dando los mejores frutos. Como se pueden dar cuenta con mi saludo inicial, quisiera dedicar unas breves palabras, para animar a la lectura y la reflexión, personal y comunitaria, de la nueva encíclica que el papa Francisco nos ha regalado recientemente: ¡Fratelli tutti! Sobre … Continue reading Mensaje a la Inspectoria – 8 de Octubre, 2020

Strategies to Induce Lifestyle Changes In reducing Obesity

By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator “Knowing the situation or problem without intervention is a futile exercise.” I totally agreed. This was the reaction from my husband Louis when he read about the contributing factors of childhood obesity. Little did he know that Anet Piridzhanyan, MS, RDN has a lot to say about how to approach the problem. Multiple strategies and components … Continue reading Strategies to Induce Lifestyle Changes In reducing Obesity

End of the Year and Camp Salesian Reports

By: JC Montenegro, Ph.DDelegate for Mission Animation For the last two years, one of our most significant commitments is to be transparent with our donors and collaborators. Every year we create our “End of the Year Report” where you can find all the crucial achievements that we have accomplished this last 2019-2020 academic year. I want to invite you to read this End of the … Continue reading End of the Year and Camp Salesian Reports

Message to the Province – October 1st, 2020

Dear Salesian Family and Salesian Young People: I hope and pray that you are all safe in God’s tender loving care. I said in my message to you at the beginning of September that we will have a theme for each month moving forward. The theme for the month of October is this year’s 2020 Salesian Family strenna/theme “Good Christians and honest citizens.” Don Bosco … Continue reading Message to the Province – October 1st, 2020

Salesian Youth Movement Young Adults Prayer Night

By: Marisol Becerra Province Youth Ministry Office Assistant Last Thursday, September 24th, 20 plus young adults gathered for the Salesian Young Adult Prayer Night. There were moments of joy, laughter, and prayer. The theme of this night was called “Navigating a Pandemic: A Conversation about Self-Care, Resilience, and Inspiration.” This current crisis has brought anxiety, stress, and worry among our society and reflecting on self … Continue reading Salesian Youth Movement Young Adults Prayer Night

Factors that Contribute to Obesity

By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP Salesian Cooperator Yes, we get it, children with obesity are at risk for associated complications. But what are the factors that contribute to obesity? Some environmental factors need to be considered: having one obese parent increases the risk of obesity by two to threefold and up to 15-fold if both parents are obese. Other considerations include ethnicity … Continue reading Factors that Contribute to Obesity

Bosco Tech’s Virtual Black and Gold “Un-gala Gala”

By: Karen Krynen Communications Officer – Don Bosco Tech ROSEMEAD, CA—September 29, 2020—Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) will host its first virtual Black & Gold “Un-gala Gala” on Saturday, October 17, at 7 p.m. Viewers of the unique interactive gala will recognize this year’s honorees and bid on auction items, with all proceeds benefiting Bosco Tech’s tuition assistance program. The event will honor Edison International (NYSE:EIX) and Mr. … Continue reading Bosco Tech’s Virtual Black and Gold “Un-gala Gala”

Message to the Province – September 24th, 2020

Dear Salesians and Salesian Family: A few months past I read a quote on social media that struck me to the core. I know I have seen it before but it didn’t resonate with me until then, around the time I found out in the beginning of June that I have been appointed Provincial of the Salesians of Don Bosco USA West. The quote is … Continue reading Message to the Province – September 24th, 2020

Children with Obesity

By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP Salesian Cooperator One of the benefits of working in an academic setting is the opportunity to grow by attending Grand Rounds. Recently I attended an excellent presentation on lifestyle modifications for the pediatric patient with obesity by Ms. Anet Piridzhanyan, MS, RDN. She presented updated data on obesity with nutritional considerations. I thought I would break it … Continue reading Children with Obesity

Salesian presence at protest march

By: Fr. Jesse Montes, SDB Corpus Christi Parish, San Francisco San Francisco has the most stringent constraints on religious gatherings of any other city in the United States. If someone wants to pray in any church, only one person at time can enter.  There can be no ceremony in the church.  Services can be held outside (parking lot, plaza, courtyard, etc.) but with only twenty-five … Continue reading Salesian presence at protest march

America Social Salesiana

By: Marisol Becerra Province Youth Ministry Office Assistant “America Social Salesiana” is a network of Salesian works throughout North, Central, and South America that fosters the work of the congregation especially among the poor and most abandoned young people. There was a virtual network conference that took place from September 8-10. About 50 members from this network were in attendance from 14 different Salesian Provinces. … Continue reading America Social Salesiana

Fr. Romeo Trottier, SDB (1937-2020)

By: Fr. Mike Mendl, SDB Salesians of Don Bosco USA East Fr. Romeo Trottier, SDB, passed serenely from Sherbrooke, Que., into eternity at 4:20 a.m. on Sunday, September 13. In faith, we trust that he didn’t stop at the Pearly Gates but continued until he reached the Salesian Garden and was welcomed by Don Bosco, the Madonna, and the pantheon of holy Salesians. Fr. Romeo … Continue reading Fr. Romeo Trottier, SDB (1937-2020)

The Unintended Health Consequences of COVID

By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP Salesian Cooperator I can speak with certainty that the following scenario has happened to many of you – my office mate came to work one day, soberly depressed. In an almost disgusted voice, she lamented: “I cannot believe this is true; I could not zip up my dress this morning. And there is more than one dress … Continue reading The Unintended Health Consequences of COVID

Bosco Tech names Philip Consuegra Director of Development and Strategic Initiatives

By: Karen Krynen Communications Officer – Don Bosco Tech ROSEMEAD, CA. – Sept. 16, 2020 – Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) has named Philip R. Consuegra as its new Director of Development and Strategic Initiatives. “It’s my great pleasure to welcome Mr. Consuegra on behalf of the board of trustees and the entire Tech community,” said Guillermo (Memo) Gutierrez, the school’s president. “Bringing a wealth … Continue reading Bosco Tech names Philip Consuegra Director of Development and Strategic Initiatives