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4 03, 2016

Feeding America 2015 Advocacy Hall of Fame

We’re excited to tell you that we’re one of nearly 40 food banks and state associations in the Feeding America Network that made it into its 2015 Advocacy Hall of Fame! To get this designation, we needed to meet 5 challenges and show how our advocacy efforts make an impact locally, at the state level, [...]

2 03, 2016

Nutrition Newbie: Sunny Breakfast Garden

“Nutrition Newbie” is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Special Blog Post By: Alex Navarro, Second Harvest Food Bank Nutrition Educator for San Mateo County Sunny Breakfast Garden – Getting kids to eat their veggies has never looked so delicious! As a nutrition educator, part of my job here at the food [...]

29 02, 2016

Why Nutrition Education Matters

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 [...]

8 02, 2016

Collaborative Works Towards a Hunger-Free Summer

Special Blog Post By: Alisa Tantraphol, Second Harvest Food Bank Associate Director of Strategic Partnerships A Strong Public-Private Collaborative Works Towards a Hunger-Free Summer Imagine trying to make ends meet for your family on less than $45,000 per year here in the heart of Silicon Valley. According to the Insight Center for Community Economic Development, [...]

1 02, 2016

Nutrition Newbie: A Healthy Heart is a Happy Heart

"Nutrition Newbie" is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Special Blog Post By: Alejandra Menjivar, Second Harvest Food Bank Community Nutrition Educator Healthy Tips for Good Heart Health February is the month to celebrate love and friendship. Many of us show our love and appreciation to our family and significant others on [...]

4 01, 2016

Nutrition Newbie: New Year’s Resolutions Made Easy

"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 [...]

2 12, 2015

Nutrition Newbie: Donate For The Health Of It!

"Nutrition Newbie" is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Special Blog Post By: Alex Navarro, Second Harvest Food Bank Community Nutrition Educator The holiday season is an especially difficult time to live with food insecurity — that is, not knowing when you will get your next meal. As many of us think [...]

3 11, 2015

Nutrition Newbie: 3 Tips to Safely Prepare Your Holiday Poultry

"Nutrition Newbie" is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Special Blog Post By: Alejandra Menjivar, Second Harvest Food Bank Community Nutrition Educator Season’s greetings everyone! November is a time to show gratitude in many different ways to family, friends and loved ones. It's also time to indulge in some delicious home-made recipes [...]

21 10, 2015

Nutrition Newbie: Treat Yourself to a Healthy Halloween

“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 09, 2015

Nutrition Newbie: A is for Acorn, B is for Butternut

"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) With the long summer days being soon behind us, we can’t ignore the subtle excitement about the autumn days ahead. Oh how we’ve missed the falling leaves from [...]