/Nutrition
3 08, 2016

My Year of Service Advocating for Healthy Futures

August 3rd, 2016|

Special Blog Post By:  Coleen Ju, AmeriCorps VISTA, Volunteer and Resource Coordinator For the past year, I have had the honorable pleasure of serving as Second Harvest Food Bank’s first ever AmeriCorps VISTA. Working for this amazing organization has been […]

10 07, 2016

Nutrition Newbie: Alternative Sweet Tooth Treats

July 10th, 2016|

“Nutrition Newbie” is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Special Blog Post By: Bryanna Peace, Second Harvest Food Bank Nutrition Intern I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! But, what if we chose to scream for something a little more nutritious while still satisfying that sweet tooth craving? At Second Harvest Food Bank we’re all about great recipes that are nutritious, easy and completely delicious. These simple sweet treats are great for hot summer days and will keep the whole family feeling healthy and happy. Children love sweets, and chances are, if you have little ones, you’ve probably heard your fair share of pleading for sweets. A fun way to help your kids […]

4 06, 2016

Nutrition Newbie: Ugly Fruit Gets a Makeover

June 4th, 2016|

"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 At Second Harvest, we are so lucky to be able to distribute more fresh fruits and vegetables than any other food bank in the country! One reason we’re able to [...]

3 05, 2016

Nutrition Newbie: Make Your Environment Your Personal Gym

May 3rd, 2016|

“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!

April 6th, 2016|

“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

February 29th, 2016|

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

January 4th, 2016|

"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

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. [...]