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29 01, 2015

Nutrition Newbie: Heart-Shaped Health

"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

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

"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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

2 06, 2014

Nutrition Newbie: Get Fresh With Us

One of my most favorite factoids about Second Harvest is that more than half of the food that we distribute is fresh produce. Prior to joining Second Harvest, I thought food banks only gave out canned food and other non-perishable foods. On my first day, I got a tour of the facilities and [...]

24 04, 2014

Nutrition Newbie: Stress, Be Gone!

“Nutrition Newbie” is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Dear Stress, I recently found out that April is Stress Awareness Month and I’ve really thought about how much you affect me. You make my heart and brain ache with worry and you tense up my muscles. Sometimes you cause unsightly cold sores [...]

25 02, 2014

Nutrition Newbie: Yes, You Can(ned Food)!

“Nutrition Newbie” is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. I love brainstorming Nutrition Newbie topics with Janet Hung, a Second Harvest Community Nutrition Educator. Through various channels, I gather up potential topics to bounce off of her. This time around, I brought up the fact that February is National Canned Food Month [...]

28 12, 2013

Nutrition Newbie: 5 Ways to Eat Better in 2014

“Nutrition Newbie” is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. For many, the New Year is an opportunity to start anew and make a promise (or two or three) to do something good or stop doing something bad. One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to eat healthy – [...]

28 10, 2013

Nutrition Newbie: ‘Tis the Season of Sugar

“Nutrition Newbie” is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Some people say that Halloween is just the beginning of a loooong season of eating super sugary sweets. The other day, I got the “Thanksgiving Double Issue” of Cooking Light magazine in the mail and in it is a special report on sugar, [...]