/Nutrition
3 05, 2016

Nutrition Newbie: Make Your Environment Your Personal Gym

“Nutrition Newbie” is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Special Blog Post By: Alex Navarro, Community Nutrition Educator May is the kickoff to National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. So for those who may have put their January resolution goals in the back burner, now is the time to get active again! [...]

6 04, 2016

Nutrition Newbie: Our New Healthy Food and Beverage Policy!

“Nutrition Newbie” is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Special Blog Post By: Elena Hollander, Second Harvest Food Bank Community Nutrition Manager We are so proud that Second Harvest has officially adopted a new Healthy Food and Beverage Policy! The food-insecure households we serve are at greater risk for chronic diet-related diseases, [...]

29 02, 2016

Why Nutrition Education Matters

Special Blog Post By: Alisa Tantraphol, Second Harvest Food Bank Associate Director of Strategic Partnerships The “hunger-obesity paradox” is a well-documented phenomenon: many Americans who are undernourished and food insecure are also overweight. This paradox makes sense when you ask yourself what you would do if you didn’t have enough money to meet your family’s [...]

4 01, 2016

Nutrition Newbie: New Year’s Resolutions Made Easy

"Nutrition Newbie" is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Special Blog Post By: Elena Hollander, Second Harvest Food Bank Community Nutrition Manager A Quick Guide to Kick Sweet Cravings Happy New Year! For many of us, we’re starting off the New Year with a resolution to "eat healthier," but what does that [...]

21 10, 2015

Nutrition Newbie: Treat Yourself to a Healthy Halloween

“Nutrition Newbie” is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Special Blog Post By: Elena Hollander, Second Harvest Food Bank Community Nutrition Manager Happy Halloween! It’s that spooktacular time of year filled with creative costumes, boo-tiful decorations, and, of course, candy. But don’t let Halloween trick you into thinking that candy is the [...]

24 08, 2015

Nutrition Newbie: Pack a Nutritious Punch

“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) It’s back to school, and with breakfast known as the “most important meal of the day”, and dinner being quality time with family, it’s easy to argue that [...]

22 08, 2015

Food Pharmacies and Healthy Food Prescriptions

Food is medicine. It provides the nutrients we all need to stay healthy. That’s why we're partnering with healthcare providers to ensure that everyone has access to the nutritious food they need to thrive. We are working with our longtime partner Samaritan House, located in San Mateo County, on an exciting new "food pharmacy" pilot. [...]

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 [...]

27 01, 2015

Teaching Healthy Habits

Special Blog Post by: Susan, Second Harvest Volunteer Health Ambassador Susan has been a volunteer with Second Harvest’s Health Ambassador program since last September. She is a wife and mother of three, a former electrical technician, and soon-to-be graduate with a B.A. in nutrition, and an emphasis on education. I'm a San Jose native and [...]