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4 03, 2017

Nutrition Newbie: Eat More Fruits and Veggies!

“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 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 […]

1 03, 2017

February 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. America’s Great Working-Class Colleges, NYTIMES.COM San Jose State University is ranked number 8 on a list of colleges that are most successful at moving lower-income students into the middle or upper middle classafter graduation. We’re proud to fight hunger on the SJSU campus through our Just-in-Time Pantry. Read more about our work here. […]

3 02, 2017

Nutrition Newbie: Not All Bacteria Are Bad!

“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

“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

“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 12, 2016

November 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. For These College Students, the Most Difficult Test May Be Basic Survival, PBS.ORG “While the University of California system has worked to bring in more first-generation and “non-traditional” students, helping them stay, succeed and meet basic needs like getting enough food requires greater investment.” San Jose State, Second Harvest Food Bank Handing Out Food to Students Struggling to Eat, KRON4.COM […]

3 11, 2016

Nutrition Newbie: Going Back to Mindful Eating

“Nutrition Newbie” is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Special Blog Post By: Diana Garcia, Nutrition Education Coordinator, Santa Clara County Our eating habits have changed throughout the years and part of it is due to the introduction of new technology, the business of our lives, and the way our modern world works. It is common to find people eating in front of the computer, with a smart phone in their hands, biting on a sandwich while driving, or multi-tasking while having a meal. For many of us, this has become the new normal. […]

2 11, 2016

October Social Media Roundup

“Social Media Round-Up” is a compilation of the top hunger-related news articles and other interesting tidbits posted on our social media profiles. California’s Extreme Economy Creates a New Class of ‘Poor’, CSMONITOR.COM “The struggles of working families to make ends meet amid rising housing and child care costs is well known. The Census Bureau has even put a name on it: the supplemental poor. And California has a supplemental poor problem.” 1 in 5 U.S. Households With Kids Don’t Have Enough to Eat, HUFFINGTONPOST.COM […]

6 10, 2016

Nutrition Newbie: Cans or Cash, Not Candy

“Nutrition Newbie” is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Special Blog Post By: Elena Hollander, Community Nutrition Manager At Second Harvest, we love Halloween! Every year, we have so much fun dressing up for our staff costume contest (skits included), decorating the office, and enjoying our staff Halloween party. However, there’s one thing that we don’t love as much – every November through December, our barrels flood with donated […]