San Diego Food Bank Blog

Nutrition Notes: Healthy Hydration

With warmer temperatures and summer on its way, it’s important to remember to keep yourself hydrated! Our bodies are made up of about 60% water and every system of our body (from our Central Nervous System to our Immune System) depends on water in order to function properly! Water is hands-down the most essential nutrient,…

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Nutrition Notes: 10 tips to become a savvy shopper

With rising food prices, it can be challenging to purchase groceries and prepare healthy meals. Below you will find 10 tips that can help stretch your food dollar. 1. Plan menus and make a list: Entering a grocery store without a shopping list can result on an additional  5-10 items. Try planning menus and writing a…

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Keep It Clean in the Kitchen: The Stitch on Food Safety

Home food safety is extremely important, when it comes to overall health. Unfortunately, food poisoning is said to affect about 1 out of 6 Americans yearly and has a potential to result in hospitalization or even in extreme cases death. Food poisoning occurs when people eat foods that have been contaminated with bacteria such as…

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Nutrition Notes: Serving up the scoop on ancient grains

Below are a few of the great grains. This week, try incorporating one or two of them into your favorite dish. You will not be disappointed! 1. Quinoa: (pronounced “keen-wah”)  This South America native grain can be substituted for rice in any dish. It cooks rather quickly, is high in protein, and is a great…

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Nutrition Notes: Nutrition Label Makeover

Deciding which foods to buy at the grocery store may soon get a little easier. A major buzz over the past few weeks has involved the Food and Drug Administration’s proposed changes to food and drink nutrition labels. The changes will be the first major makeover in the last 20 years. The Nutrition Labeling and Education…

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