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Nutrition Newbie: When Food is Medicine at the Food Bank

“Nutrition Newbie” is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Special Blog Post By: Alex Navarro, Nutrition Education Coordinator, San Mateo County Many of Second Harvest Food Bank’s clients suffer from diet-related conditions such as diabetes and hypertension. This dilemma often leads them to make the tough decision of either paying their monthly bills or buying healthy, nutritionally adequate foods for themselves and their families. To help address this issue, Second Harvest partnered with Samaritan House Clinics and opened up the first Food Pharmacy in California  – where diabetic patients from the clinic can fill their “prescription” for wholesome, nutritious food. […]

By | August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Nutrition, nutrition newbie|Tags: , |0 Comments

Summer Meals Spotlight – Jennifer Weeks, Santa Clara County Library District

Special Blog Post By: Sue Kim, VISTA Coordinator of School Breakfast & Out-of-School Time Meals “Summer Meals Spotlight” is a short series that highlights the work of community partners providing free, nutritious meals to kids [...]

Nutrition Newbie: A Simple Guide to Raising a Healthy Eater

“Nutrition Newbie” is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Special Blog Post By: Diana Garcia, Nutrition Education Coordinator, Santa Clara County Often when I educate the community on nutrition topics, parents express their frustration about their kids not being receptive to new foods or being too selective with meals and snacks. I feel the same way every day with my six year old son, but I have come to understand that patience and perseverance pay off. […]

By | July 6th, 2017|Categories: nutrition newbie|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Summer Meals Spotlight- Debbie Austin, Mountain View Whisman School District

Special Blog Post By: Sue Kim, VISTA Coordinator of School Breakfast & Out-of-School Time Meals “Summer Meals Spotlight” is a short series that highlights the work of community partners providing free, nutritious meals to kids [...]