/Nutrition
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 [...]

24 08, 2014

Nutrition Newbie: School Lunch Daze

“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!

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

"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

“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, [...]

2 06, 2014

Nutrition Newbie: Get Fresh With Us

One of my most favorite factoids about Second Harvest is that more than half of the food that we distribute is fresh produce. Prior to joining Second Harvest, I thought food banks only gave out canned food and other non-perishable foods. On my first day, I got a tour of the facilities and [...]

24 04, 2014

Nutrition Newbie: Stress, Be Gone!

“Nutrition Newbie” is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Dear Stress, I recently found out that April is Stress Awareness Month and I’ve really thought about how much you affect me. You make my heart and brain ache with worry and you tense up my muscles. Sometimes you cause unsightly cold sores [...]

1 03, 2014

National Nutrition Month Photo Challenge

Special Blog Post By: Maria Niles, Local Blogger My friend Marcia Silva at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties invited me to take part in Feeding America's Photo-a-Day Challenge for March which is National Nutrition Month®. Hunger is one of the key areas in which I focus my charitable [...]