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31 05, 2017

Oil Donation for Health

May 31st, 2017|

One in 3 of our clients reports a member of their household has diabetes and more than half of our clients report a member of their household has high blood pressure.  Last year we launched our Healthy Food & Beverage Policy, which aims to educate our community about foods to eat in order to maximize the health benefits of items received from the Food Bank and minimize the need for cheap, high-calorie, low-nutrition meals. As part of our policy, we’ve added spices and plant-based oils to our most need foods list. […]

6 04, 2017

Nutrition Newbie: Don’t Let April Showers Dampen Your Plate

April 6th, 2017|

“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 the turn of a new season that brings us a bit more sunshine, blooming wildflowers, longer days, and of course some sporadic rain. If the vibrant outdoor colors of grassy fields and beautiful gardens enhance our moods, what can the food colors on our plates do for us? The answer is A LOT! […]

5 10, 2016

Second Food Pharmacy Opening in San Mateo County

October 5th, 2016|

Food is medicine- nutritious food is essential to good health. That is why Second Harvest Food Bank is working with healthcare providers to improve access to the nutritious foods our clients need to lead thriving, productive lives. In partnership with Samaritan House, we officially opened a second Food Pharmacy in San Mateo County in September. Inspired by the first […]

10 07, 2016

Nutrition Newbie: Alternative Sweet Tooth Treats

July 10th, 2016|

“Nutrition Newbie” is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Special Blog Post By: Bryanna Peace, Second Harvest Food Bank Nutrition Intern I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! But, what if we chose to scream for something a little more nutritious while still satisfying that sweet tooth craving? At Second Harvest Food Bank we’re all about great recipes that are nutritious, easy and completely delicious. These simple sweet treats are great for hot summer days and will keep the whole family feeling healthy and happy. Children love sweets, and chances are, if you have little ones, you’ve probably heard your fair share of pleading for sweets. A fun way to help your kids […]

28 12, 2013

Nutrition Newbie: 5 Ways to Eat Better in 2014

December 28th, 2013|

“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 – [...]

9 09, 2013

Nutrition Newbie: Don’t You Forget About Breakfast

September 9th, 2013|

“Nutrition Newbie” is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. This is a Special Back-to-School post. Ah, breakfast. In my world, breakfast is sort of like the nice guy that doesn’t get the attention he deserves. During the week, I typically have a cup of coffee for breakfast. Period. About two [...]

13 08, 2013

Nutrition Newbie: Fiber, My Fascinating Friend

August 13th, 2013|

“Nutrition Newbie” is a new series focused on basic nutrition information and tips.  These posts are written by someone who has primarily learned about nutrition from glossy magazine articles and television sound bites and now has access to the wonderful community nutritionists at Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Sometimes [...]