5 09, 2018

Nutrition in Action: School Lunch Inspiration

September 5th, 2018|

It's that time of the year again! We are saying goodbye to summer as back-to-school season is here. As many parents are sending their children back to school, they're also thinking about what types of foods to pack in their kids’ lunchboxes. It’s important to remember that students need foods that will fuel their brains [...]

3 07, 2018

Clients Love Healthy Food

July 3rd, 2018|

Some of the produce that can be found in our warehouse Second Harvest highly values the opinions of those we serve. When we asked clients what they thought about the food they’re receiving at distributions, we were thrilled to hear that people love that we focus on healthy foods. Clients are not only receiving healthy food, [...]

2 07, 2018

Cindy McCown Leaves a Legacy of Food and Friends

July 2nd, 2018|

Special post by Caitlin Kerk, Second Harvest Food Bank supporter and consultant I knew of Cindy McCown long before I ever worked at Second Harvest Food Bank. She has been the go-to person when it comes to hunger and food access in Silicon Valley for more than three decades. After 34 years at the Food [...]

28 06, 2018

Nutrition in Action: Recap of Our Work in Santa Clara County

June 28th, 2018|

Our Nutrition Department is always trying to come up with strategies and ideas to encourage clients, not only to take and eat the food that we provide, but to become nutrition advocates in their communities. Part of what we do to accomplish this goal is to work with our Partner Agencies and distribution site leaders. [...]

4 06, 2018

Nutrition in Action: Do You Know These Spring Fruits and Veggies?

June 4th, 2018|

Our winter "Unfamiliar Produce" posters have been super successful! Our partner agencies were very excited to display them at their distributions and pantries. We've also heard from several clients they like the posters and find it very useful and easy to follow. We now want to introduce our spring "Unfamiliar Produce" posters! We featured fruits [...]

2 05, 2018

Nutrition in Action: Thanks, Health Ambassadors!

May 2nd, 2018|

Cooking demo time! April was Volunteer Appreciation Month and the Nutrition Department is so grateful for our volunteer Health Ambassadors. We have about 65 active Health Ambassadors and they are the reason that we can teach 40,000 clients every year as the Nutrition Department staff is only 4 people! Handing out food [...]

2 03, 2018

Nutrition in Action: Making Unfamiliar Produce Prep Easy Through Photos

March 2nd, 2018|

"Nutrition in Action” is a series focused on what our Nutrition team is up to in the community. Special Blog Post By: Luiza Naslausky, Nutrition Education Coordinator, Santa Clara County As you know, we serve many members from different nationalities. Because of that, our Nutrition team is always equipped with information and recipes in different [...]

1 03, 2018

Local Hunger Fighter: Dr. Michelle Hauser

March 1st, 2018|

“Local Hunger Fighters” is a series that spotlights our awesome volunteers, community partners and donors who help raise awareness of hunger in our community and motivate people to get involved. This month, our Director of Services Anna Dyer nominated Dr. Michelle Hauser, a primary care physician, prevention researcher, medical educator and classically-trained chef who is [...]

1 02, 2018

Nutrition in Action: Get a Sizzling View of Cooking Healthy

February 1st, 2018|

"Nutrition in Action" is a series focused on what our Nutrition team is up to in the community. Special Blog Post By: Diana Garcia, Nutrition Education Coordinator Exciting news: our Nutrition Department is now making cooking videos! The idea came after the success of the cooking workshops we've been doing in the community and the [...]

8 01, 2018

Nutrition Newbie: Listen to Your Body

January 8th, 2018|

“Nutrition Newbie” is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Special Blog Post By: Elena Hollander, Director of Community Nutrition Slow down, breathe, disconnect and enjoy! As we enter into a new year, for many of us, it’s a time of resolutions, trying out new diets (detoxing from all of that sugar and eggnog?!) [...]