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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 […]

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. […]

5 09, 2016

Nutrition Newbie: More Grains to Love

“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 […]

10 07, 2016

Nutrition Newbie: Alternative Sweet Tooth Treats

“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 […]

3 05, 2016

Nutrition Newbie: Make Your Environment Your Personal Gym

“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! [...]

2 03, 2016

Nutrition Newbie: Sunny Breakfast Garden

“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

"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 [...]

24 09, 2015

Nutrition Newbie: A is for Acorn, B is for Butternut

"Nutrition Newbie" is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Special Blog Post By: Alex Navarro, Second Harvest Food Bank Nutrition Educator (San Mateo County) With the long summer days being soon behind us, we can’t ignore the subtle excitement about the autumn days ahead. Oh how we’ve missed the falling leaves from [...]

19 06, 2015

Nutrition Newbie: Say Goodbye to Skipping Breakfast

"Nutrition Newbie" is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. Special Blog Post By: Alex Navarro, Second Harvest Food Bank Nutrition Educator (San Mateo County) There is one message from our parents and teachers that still stands strong in the nutrition world today: "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day." This [...]

21 05, 2015

Nutrition Newbie: To Juice or to Blend?

"Nutrition Newbie" is a series focused on basic nutrition information and tips. For a couple of months, my husband was majorly into juicing. He bought loads of fresh produce and when I got home from work, I could expect a nice glass of yummy juice in the fridge for me. I don’t know if it [...]