San Diego Food Bank Blog

Nutrition Notes: Cheery Cherries

With some of the highest levels of disease-fighting antioxidants, cherries make for a yummy, nutritious snack! They are also packed with vitamin C, potassium, and melatonin which aid the body’s sleep pattern. There are several varieties of cherries that range in color from pale yellow to deep red and some taste tart or sweet. They…

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Nutrition Notes: Sweet, Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamins A and C, manganese and fiber. In fact, 1 medium sweet potato gives you over 300% of the vitamin A you need per day which is very good for our eyesight. They are also a good source of complex carbohydrates, while being low in sodium and calories. All this…

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Nutrition Notes: Healthy Habits for Happy Hearts

Heart Disease Fast Facts (Sourced from heartfoundation.org) 1. Heart disease (which includes Heart Disease, Stroke and other Cardiovascular Diseases) is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States, killing nearly 787,000 people alone in 2011. 2. Cardiovascular diseases claim more lives than all forms of cancer combined. 3. Coronary heart disease is the most…

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Team Up with MyPlate for a New Year’s Challenge

Hope everyone had a happy and healthy holiday season! Are you ready to face a new year? Do you have any new resolutions you’ve set out to accomplish? I just wanted to share a resource for those of you who may want encouragement in achieving your healthy eating or physical activity resolutions. On January 3,…

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Thankful Thursday: San Diego Food Bank Warehouse Staff

At any time of the year the daily work of the Food Bank warehouse staff fills a full day and then some. Stocking the Food Center space with dry and canned goods, fresh produce, bread and dairy, ensuring a safe and accessible space for all organizations picking up food, and cleaning and re-stocking regularly keep…

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