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2 05, 2018

Nutrition in Action: Thanks, Health Ambassadors!

May 2nd, 2018|

Cooking demo time! April was Volunteer Appreciation Month and the Nutrition Department is so grateful for our volunteer Health Ambassadors. We have about 65 active Health Ambassadors and they are the reason that we can teach 40,000 clients every year as the Nutrition Department staff is only 4 people! Handing out food [...]

5 03, 2018

February Social Media Roundup

March 5th, 2018|

"Social Media Round-Up" is an ‘ICYMI’ compilation of the top hunger-related news articles and other interesting tidbits posted on our social media profiles. America’s Priciest Housing Market Shows No Signs of Cooling, SFGATE.COM "The San Jose region -- which includes Silicon Valley towns such as Palo Alto and Cupertino -- saw the median home value [...]

2 03, 2018

Nutrition in Action: Making Unfamiliar Produce Prep Easy Through Photos

March 2nd, 2018|

"Nutrition in Action” is a series focused on what our Nutrition team is up to in the community. Special Blog Post By: Luiza Naslausky, Nutrition Education Coordinator, Santa Clara County As you know, we serve many members from different nationalities. Because of that, our Nutrition team is always equipped with information and recipes in different [...]

1 02, 2018

Nutrition in Action: Get a Sizzling View of Cooking Healthy

February 1st, 2018|

"Nutrition in Action" is a series focused on what our Nutrition team is up to in the community. Special Blog Post By: Diana Garcia, Nutrition Education Coordinator Exciting news: our Nutrition Department is now making cooking videos! The idea came after the success of the cooking workshops we've been doing in the community and the [...]

5 06, 2017

Summer Feeding Sites: A Critical Nutrition Link For Thousands of Kids

June 5th, 2017|

Special Blog Post By: Cindy McCown, Vice President of Community Engagement and Policy For some kids, summer means going on vacation, attending specialized camps and participating in other enrichment activities. I was one of those kids who got to go on a family vacation and attend camp every summer. I never once questioned where my next meal would come from. As I grow in my knowledge about the issue, I came to appreciate that I did not have that stress or worry of not knowing where my next meal would come from. Thousands of kids in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties won’t have access to the free and reduced-priced meals they rely on during the school year. […]

4 03, 2017

Nutrition Newbie: Eat More Fruits and Veggies!

March 4th, 2017|

“Nutrition Newbie” is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Special Blog Post By: Diana Garcia, Nutrition Education Coordinator Why is it so difficult to get Americans to eat enough fruits and vegetables? Even Californians who tend to eat more fruits and vegetables compared with the rest of the states are only getting two of the five recommended servings a day. Including a variety of fruits and vegetables into our diets brings many positive, long lasting benefits to our […]

2 03, 2017

Health Ambassadors Make Nutritious Eating Easy

March 2nd, 2017|

March is National Nutrition Month so we are taking a closer look at some of the volunteers who help our clients eat right. While the Food Bank provides an abundance of healthy options, we also want to ensure clients understand the basics of nutrition and know how to use the produce we offer to maximize their health. We have a team of nutritionists on staff, butwith food distributions occurring at over 850 sites in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, they can’t do it alone. To reach more people with their important […]

3 02, 2017

Nutrition Newbie: Not All Bacteria Are Bad!

February 3rd, 2017|

“Nutrition Newbie” is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Special Blog Post By: Luiza Naslausky, Nutrition Education Coordinator, Santa Clara County Our bodies are inhabited by a vast number of microbes, bacteria and other microorganisms that have colonized the different nooks and crannies throughout our body. Collectively these microbes are known as our human microbiota, and over the past decade, we have made tremendous discoveries about these microbes and what they do for our health and well-being. […]

30 12, 2016

Nutrition Newbie: Making Resolutions a Reality

December 30th, 2016|

“Nutrition Newbie” is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Special Blog Post By: Elena Hollander, Nutrition Program Senior Manager Happy New Year! We hope you had a lovely holiday season and are ready to start fresh in 2017. Each New Year, approximately half of Americans make resolutions, but only 8% of Americans succeed in meeting those goals. We’re going to share some insider tips to help YOU make your resolutions a reality in 2017! In one-on-one nutrition consulting sessions, nutritionists like […]

7 12, 2016

Nutrition Newbie: May Your Days Be Merry, Healthy, and Bright

December 7th, 2016|

“Nutrition Newbie” is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Special Blog Post By: Alex Navarro, Nutrition Education Coordinator, San Mateo County It’s that joyous time of the year again to celebrate with our family and friends. It’s also no surprise that with celebrations come rich, decadent foods – and lots of them. For those that have been working hard at eating healthy, or losing or maintaining your weight, this may be a difficult […]