/Tag:Nutrition
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 12, 2016

November Social Media Roundup

December 5th, 2016|

“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

November 3rd, 2016|

“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

November 2nd, 2016|

“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

October 6th, 2016|

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

1 09, 2016

August Social Media Roundup

September 1st, 2016|

“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. There’s a Hunger Problem in Every County in America – and It’s Solvable, TALKPOVERTY.ORG “For six consecutive years, we’ve conducted a comprehensive study called Map the Meal Gap to improve our understanding of hunger and to fight food insecurity at the local, regional, and national levels. Our most recent analysis shows […]

1 08, 2016

July Social Media Roundup

August 1st, 2016|

“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. 4 Fixes for the Astonishing Lack of Vegetables in the American Diet, VOX.COM Some really good ideas to get folks to eat more veggies. Have you heard about the Food Pharmacy that we started in partnership with Samaritan House where low-income patients with diabetes can “fill” prescriptions for free nutritious food? U.S. Lawmakers Attempt to Tackle Food Waste, EATER.COM 40% of food produced in the U.S. gets wasted every year – we must do more to change this! […]