/Nutrition
21 10, 2015

Nutrition Newbie: Treat Yourself to a Healthy Halloween

October 21st, 2015|

“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

August 24th, 2015|

“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

August 22nd, 2015|

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

July 23rd, 2015|

"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

June 19th, 2015|

"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

January 27th, 2015|

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 [...]

24 08, 2014

Nutrition Newbie: School Lunch Daze

August 24th, 2014|

“Nutrition Newbie” is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. It’s that time of the year when it’s difficult to avoid anything “Back-to-School”-related, especially if you’re at a retail store and see extravagant displays of school supplies. But what about food? Sure you see brand new lunchboxes for sale and a special promotion [...]

5 08, 2014

It’s Time for Our Community to Get Fresh!

August 5th, 2014|

Special blog post by: Madoka Gaspar, Nutrition Program Manager at Second Harvest In 2013, the California Department of Social Services awarded funding to the Santa Clara County Social Services Agency to work with Second Harvest Food Bank to provide nutrition education to CalFresh-eligible clients. The purpose of the grant is to encourage CalFresh clients to [...]

1 08, 2014

Teaching Families About Healthy Food Choices

August 1st, 2014|

"Local Hunger Fighters" is a series that spotlights our awesome supporters and staff who help raise awareness of hunger in our community and motivate people to get involved. Local Hunger Fighters: Bao-Chau Le, Volunteer Health Ambassador How are you helping Second Harvest and our community? I live in the Bay Area and after some research, [...]

30 06, 2014

Nutrition Newbie: Hydration & Thinking Outside of the Glass

June 30th, 2014|

“Nutrition Newbie” is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Ah, summer and hot weather go hand in hand. You know what else happens around this time? Constant reminders to stay hydrated, especially if you’re spending a lot of time outdoors. Whenever I hear stories of people fainting from dehydration, I always think, [...]