/nutrition newbie
23 07, 2015

Nutrition Newbie: Let’s Not Spoil the Summer Picnic

"Nutrition Newbie" is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Special Blog Post By: Alex Navarro, Second Harvest Food Bank Nutrition Educator (San Mateo County) Tis the season of longer days, warmer weather, and outdoor picnics. But before we pack the cooler and sunscreen, it’s important to remember some key food safety tips [...]

19 06, 2015

Nutrition Newbie: Say Goodbye to Skipping Breakfast

"Nutrition Newbie" is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Special Blog Post By: Alex Navarro, Second Harvest Food Bank Nutrition Educator (San Mateo County) There is one message from our parents and teachers that still stands strong in the nutrition world today: "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day." This [...]

21 05, 2015

Nutrition Newbie: To Juice or to Blend?

"Nutrition Newbie" is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. For a couple of months, my husband was majorly into juicing. He bought loads of fresh produce and when I got home from work, I could expect a nice glass of yummy juice in the fridge for me. I don’t know if it [...]

20 04, 2015

Nutrition Newbie: It’s in the Can

"Nutrition Newbie" is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. When I asked our nutritionists for possible topics for this month’s Nutrition Newbie post, they suggested that I write about canned foods. Our nutritionists encounter a lot of people who turn up their noses when offered canned food, but they want to assure [...]

28 02, 2015

Nutrition Newbie: Go Healthy Eating!

"Nutrition Newbie" is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Every month, I ask our nutritionists for ideas on topics to blog about and I was happy to find out that March is actually National Nutrition Month. What a perfect way to promote good nutrition and highlight our nutritionists’ work in the community. [...]

29 01, 2015

Nutrition Newbie: Heart-Shaped Health

"Nutrition Newbie" is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. This Valentine’s Day, as you fill out cards and gather sweet goodies and flowers for your loved ones, don’t forget to declare love for your own heart by promising to eat foods that keep your heart healthy. I asked our Community Nutritionists what [...]

24 12, 2014

Nutrition Newbie: Let’s Get Physical & Healthy

"Nutrition Newbie" is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. It’s that time of the year to ponder and put together a list of New Year’s resolutions. How do you want to challenge and improve yourself in 2015? For many, eating healthy, losing weight, and staying fit are at the top of the [...]

22 11, 2014

Nutrition Newbie: Let’s Talk Turkey

Special Blog Post by: Susan Karlins, Director of Programs "Nutrition Newbie" is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. This special post focuses on poultry and food safety. It’s that time of year when many family holiday meals depend upon turkey, chicken and other poultry. Handling raw poultry during food preparation requires special [...]

4 11, 2014

Nutrition Newbie: Healthy Kid-Friendly Party Food

"Nutrition Newbie" is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. It gets pretty tough to avoid sugary sweets starting right around Halloween and lasting all the way through the end of the year. Co-workers leave homemade cookies in the break room. Family and friends bring numerous dessert options to holiday potluck parties. Fortunately, [...]

29 09, 2014

Nutrition Newbie: Your Brain on Junk Food

"Nutrition Newbie" is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Do you remember that "This is Your Brain on Drugs" TV PSA from the late 80s? It was a startling and effective message to me, then and now. As the Food Bank’s official 'nutrition newbie', I can’t help but wonder if [...]