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24 12, 2014

Nutrition Newbie: Let’s Get Physical & Healthy

"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

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

"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

"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

"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

"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 [...]

24 08, 2014

Nutrition Newbie: School Lunch Daze

“Nutrition Newbie” is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. It’s that time of the year when it’s difficult to avoid anything “Back-to-School”-related, especially if you’re at a retail store and see extravagant displays of school supplies. But what about food? Sure you see brand new lunchboxes for sale and a special promotion [...]

5 08, 2014

It’s Time for Our Community to Get Fresh!

Special blog post by: Madoka Gaspar, Nutrition Program Manager at Second Harvest In 2013, the California Department of Social Services awarded funding to the Santa Clara County Social Services Agency to work with Second Harvest Food Bank to provide nutrition education to CalFresh-eligible clients. The purpose of the grant is to encourage CalFresh clients to [...]

3 08, 2014

July Social Media Roundup

"Social Media Round-Up" is an 'ICYMI' compilation of the top hunger-related news and other interesting tidbits posted on our social media profiles. 7/1: 2014 Summer Meal Service Sites, California Department of Education Find locations in California where youth 18 and under can get a prepared meal or snack this summer. Children don't need to be [...]

1 08, 2014

Teaching Families About Healthy Food Choices

"Local Hunger Fighters" is a series that spotlights our awesome supporters and staff who help raise awareness of hunger in our community and motivate people to get involved. Local Hunger Fighters: Bao-Chau Le, Volunteer Health Ambassador How are you helping Second Harvest and our community? I live in the Bay Area and after some research, [...]