Our goal is to distribute nutritious food and provide nutrition education to our client population.

Join us in celebrating National Nutrition Month®!

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From the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: “Put Your Best Fork Forward” is the theme for NNM 2017 which serves as a reminder that each one of us holds the tools to make healthier food choices. Making small changes during National Nutrition Month® and over time, helps improve health now and into the future.

The Food Bank is committed to providing nutrient-dense food to partner agencies and clients through purchased and donated products along with fresh produce.

In addition, the Food Bank provides nutrition education to increase the nutritional knowledge of our clients so they can make informed food choices. That’s why National Nutrition Month® is so important to us. Throughout the month of March, we’ll post a few tips and helpful blogs that will encourage you to Put Your Best Fork Forward!


Nutrition Education at the San Diego Food Bank

When people think about nutrition, they often think of dieting and weight loss. Although nutrition does involve maintaining a healthy body weight, it includes so much more.

Nutrition looks at the health of the body as a whole including balanced diets, exercise, and proper hydration. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is often considered too difficult, especially for people on tight budgets who cannot afford healthy foods and gym memberships.

The Food Bank is working to overcome these misconceptions through our own Nutrition Education Program and by increasing the distribution of healthy foods, especially fresh produce, to our client population.

The Nutrition & Education section of our website outlines the initiatives and programs we are implementing to educate our client population  and what we are doing to increase the amount of nutritious foods we distribute to people in need in San Diego County.

National Nutrition Guide – My Plate

On June 2, 2011, a new national nutrition guide was released to the public. The food pyramid, the nutritional guide for the last twenty years, was replaced by My Plate. The goal of this change was to create a more readable diagram that provides both nutritional information and portion control guidance.

The campaign encourages people to consume plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grain, lean protein, and low or nonfat dairy products. The campaign is also a strong proponent of regular exercise. To learn more about My Plate, click here.