/Tag:Nutrition
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 […]

5 07, 2016

June Social Media Roundup

July 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. The Surging Cost of Basic Needs, THEATLANTIC.COM “One particularly worrying aspect of this is that low-income and middle-income families might be cutting back spending on food in order to compensate for rising costs in housing and health care.” How Kids Learn Resilience, THEATLANTIC.COM “In 2013, for the first time, a majority of public-school students in this country—51 percent, to be precise—fell below the federal government’s low-income cutoff, meaning they were eligible for a free or subsidized school lunch.” […]

4 06, 2016

Nutrition Newbie: Ugly Fruit Gets a Makeover

June 4th, 2016|

"Nutrition Newbie" is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Special Blog Post By: Elena Hollander, Second Harvest Food Bank Community Nutrition Manager At Second Harvest, we are so lucky to be able to distribute more fresh fruits and vegetables than any other food bank in the country! One reason we’re able to [...]

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! [...]

6 04, 2016

Nutrition Newbie: Our New Healthy Food and Beverage Policy!

April 6th, 2016|

“Nutrition Newbie” is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Special Blog Post By: Elena Hollander, Second Harvest Food Bank Community Nutrition Manager We are so proud that Second Harvest has officially adopted a new Healthy Food and Beverage Policy! The food-insecure households we serve are at greater risk for chronic diet-related diseases, [...]

8 03, 2016

An Rx for Good Health

March 8th, 2016|

Special Blog Post By: Alisa Tantraphol, Second Harvest Food Bank Associate Director of Strategic Partnerships An Rx for Good Health: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” ― Hippocrates In 2015, the theme of our annual Hunger Action Summit was Food as Medicine: The Intersection of Hunger and Health. The summit brought [...]

3 03, 2016

February Social Media Roundup

March 3rd, 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. Food Stamps Still Feed More than 45 Million Americans, Despite Economic Recovery, MSN.COM "'I’ve lost my savings. All the things you count on for your future, they’re gone. But I’m grateful to [...]

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 [...]

1 02, 2016

Nutrition Newbie: A Healthy Heart is a Happy Heart

February 1st, 2016|

"Nutrition Newbie" is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Special Blog Post By: Alejandra Menjivar, Second Harvest Food Bank Community Nutrition Educator Healthy Tips for Good Heart Health February is the month to celebrate love and friendship. Many of us show our love and appreciation to our family and significant others on [...]

5 01, 2016

December Social Media Roundup

January 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. New Census Data: Bay Area Grappling with Poverty, Housing Costs, MERCURYNEWS.COM "...for many residents in the heart of Silicon Valley, the good times didn't exactly roll. The poverty rate in Santa Clara [...]