/Nutrition
25 02, 2014

Nutrition Newbie: Yes, You Can(ned Food)!

“Nutrition Newbie” is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. I love brainstorming Nutrition Newbie topics with Janet Hung, a Second Harvest Community Nutrition Educator. Through various channels, I gather up potential topics to bounce off of her. This time around, I brought up the fact that February is National Canned Food Month [...]

2 02, 2014

Nutrition Newbie: Heart Your Heart

“Nutrition Newbie” is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. It’s hard not to notice what commercial holiday happens in the month of February. Pink candy hearts, teddy bears hugging red hearts, heart-shaped boxes holding heart-shaped chocolates… In addition to being the month when Valentine’s Day happens, February is also American [...]

28 12, 2013

Nutrition Newbie: 5 Ways to Eat Better in 2014

“Nutrition Newbie” is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. For many, the New Year is an opportunity to start anew and make a promise (or two or three) to do something good or stop doing something bad. One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to eat healthy – [...]

28 10, 2013

Nutrition Newbie: ‘Tis the Season of Sugar

“Nutrition Newbie” is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Some people say that Halloween is just the beginning of a loooong season of eating super sugary sweets. The other day, I got the “Thanksgiving Double Issue” of Cooking Light magazine in the mail and in it is a special report on sugar, [...]

9 09, 2013

Nutrition Newbie: Don’t You Forget About Breakfast

“Nutrition Newbie” is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. This is a Special Back-to-School post. Ah, breakfast. In my world, breakfast is sort of like the nice guy that doesn’t get the attention he deserves. During the week, I typically have a cup of coffee for breakfast. Period. About two [...]

13 08, 2013

Nutrition Newbie: Fiber, My Fascinating Friend

“Nutrition Newbie” is a new series focused on basic nutrition information and tips.  These posts are written by someone who has primarily learned about nutrition from glossy magazine articles and television sound bites and now has access to the wonderful community nutritionists at Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Sometimes [...]