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20 02, 2015

2015 Hunger Action Summit Recap

February 20th, 2015|

We recently hosted our Hunger Action Summit, an annual forum on local hunger sponsored by Santa Clara University’s Food and Agribusiness Institute, a part of the Leavey School of Business. This year’s theme was, “Food As Medicine: The Intersection of Hunger and Health.” We talked about how anti-hunger advocates can work with health providers to [...]

1 02, 2015

January Social Media Roundup

February 1st, 2015|

"Social Media Roundup" is an 'ICYMI' compilation of the top hunger-related news articles and other interesting tidbits posted on our social media profiles. 1/3: Beyond Holiday Giving: Three Things You Can Do to End Hunger in the U.S., HUFFINGTONPOST.COM How will you continue to fight hunger in our community after the holidays? 1/7: 1 Million [...]

29 01, 2015

Nutrition Newbie: Heart-Shaped Health

January 29th, 2015|

"Nutrition Newbie" is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. This Valentine’s Day, as you fill out cards and gather sweet goodies and flowers for your loved ones, don’t forget to declare love for your own heart by promising to eat foods that keep your heart healthy. I asked our Community Nutritionists what [...]

27 01, 2015

Teaching Healthy Habits

January 27th, 2015|

Special Blog Post by: Susan, Second Harvest Volunteer Health Ambassador Susan has been a volunteer with Second Harvest’s Health Ambassador program since last September. She is a wife and mother of three, a former electrical technician, and soon-to-be graduate with a B.A. in nutrition, and an emphasis on education. I'm a San Jose native and [...]

24 12, 2014

Nutrition Newbie: Let’s Get Physical & Healthy

December 24th, 2014|

"Nutrition Newbie" is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. It’s that time of the year to ponder and put together a list of New Year’s resolutions. How do you want to challenge and improve yourself in 2015? For many, eating healthy, losing weight, and staying fit are at the top of the [...]

22 11, 2014

Nutrition Newbie: Let’s Talk Turkey

November 22nd, 2014|

Special Blog Post by: Susan Karlins, Director of Programs "Nutrition Newbie" is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. This special post focuses on poultry and food safety. It’s that time of year when many family holiday meals depend upon turkey, chicken and other poultry. Handling raw poultry during food preparation requires special [...]

4 11, 2014

Nutrition Newbie: Healthy Kid-Friendly Party Food

November 4th, 2014|

"Nutrition Newbie" is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. It gets pretty tough to avoid sugary sweets starting right around Halloween and lasting all the way through the end of the year. Co-workers leave homemade cookies in the break room. Family and friends bring numerous dessert options to holiday potluck parties. Fortunately, [...]

2 10, 2014

September Social Media Roundup

October 2nd, 2014|

"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. 9/2: Guess who’s celebrating a 40th Anniversary? Every week during the month of September, we will be celebrating milestones from each decade. In this video, Deborah McGraw, our Donor Services Specialist, tells [...]

29 09, 2014

Nutrition Newbie: Your Brain on Junk Food

September 29th, 2014|

"Nutrition Newbie" is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Do you remember that "This is Your Brain on Drugs" TV PSA from the late 80s? It was a startling and effective message to me, then and now. As the Food Bank’s official 'nutrition newbie', I can’t help but wonder if [...]

4 09, 2014

August Social Media Roundup

September 4th, 2014|

"Social Media Round-Up" is an 'ICYMI' compilation of the top hunger-related news and other interesting tidbits posted on our social media profiles. 8/3: These Twenty Young People Are Changing the Food System in Huge Ways, Food Tank Check out these innovative projects 8/5: What I Learned After Taking a Homeless Mother Grocery Shopping, Babble "Remembering [...]