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2 07, 2018

Cindy McCown Leaves a Legacy of Food and Friends

July 2nd, 2018|

Special post by Caitlin Kerk, Second Harvest Food Bank supporter and consultant I knew of Cindy McCown long before I ever worked at Second Harvest Food Bank. She has been the go-to person when it comes to hunger and food access in Silicon Valley for more than three decades. After 34 years at the Food [...]

28 06, 2018

Nutrition in Action: Recap of Our Work in Santa Clara County

June 28th, 2018|

Our Nutrition Department is always trying to come up with strategies and ideas to encourage clients, not only to take and eat the food that we provide, but to become nutrition advocates in their communities. Part of what we do to accomplish this goal is to work with our Partner Agencies and distribution site leaders. [...]

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 […]

5 09, 2016

Nutrition Newbie: More Grains to Love

September 5th, 2016|

“Nutrition Newbie” is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Special Blog Post By: Elena Hollander, Community Nutrition Manager, and Luiza Naslausky, Nutrition Education Coordinator We have been getting a lot of questions about the whole wheat pasta that we give to clients and so we decided to share why we LOVE whole wheat pasta and whole grains in general. Who knows? Maybe whole wheat pasta is your new favorite go to dish?! Here’s why we think whole wheat pasta is […]

3 05, 2016

Nutrition Newbie: Make Your Environment Your Personal Gym

May 3rd, 2016|

“Nutrition Newbie” is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Special Blog Post By: Alex Navarro, Community Nutrition Educator May is the kickoff to National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. So for those who may have put their January resolution goals in the back burner, now is the time to get active again! [...]

2 03, 2016

Nutrition Newbie: Sunny Breakfast Garden

March 2nd, 2016|

“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 [...]