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Nutrition Notes: 10 Fruits and Vegetables to Eat This Fall

As we make our way into the middle of October, we notice the weather shifting and our cooking ingredients changing. Some of the fruits and vegetables we were so used to having in the summer may no longer be here, but with a new season comes a variety of produce packed with differing nutrients and…

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Nutrition Notes: On the Go? Make Loaded Toast!

If you’re usually on the run and skipping breakfast, worry no more because here are a few simple recipes that will leave you feeling full in no time. Loaded toast is quick and easy, and topped with heart healthy fats and fiber. You can eat it for breakfast or lunch. The beautiful thing about it…

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National Nutrition Month:
Creating an Eating Style that Includes a Variety of Your Favorite, Healthful Foods

Eating healthy is not just easy, but delightful when it includes all your favorite foods with a healthful twist. Making small changes, one forkful at a time, to our eating habits goes a long way to keeping our families healthy and hearty. Cooking and eating healthy at home includes: Using whole grains including brown rice,…

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Nutrition Notes: F is for Fall… and Figs!

We are celebrating National Fig Week on the first week of November. Fresh figs are usually in season from late summer through early fall, although dried figs are available all year round. Figs are sweet, succulent, and packed with fiber, calcium, potassium, iron and disease-fighting antioxidants. Four popular varieties of figs are grown here, in…

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Nutrition Notes: It’s Time to Celebrate Diwali!

Foreword by Callie Brust, Nutrition & Wellness Educator for the San Diego Food Bank: The San Diego community is wonderfully diverse and the San Diego Food Bank is proud to serve many of these varying culture groups. With all these international influences, we get to learn and share amazing recipes! The San Diego Food Bank’s…

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Nutrition Notes: Go Bananas!

Bananas are always popular and can be found year round. This sweet, tropical fruit is packed with potassium, fiber and vitamin C. Bananas provide instant energy and are like whole food ‘cereal bars’ that are delicious, nutritious, economical and widely available. Here is a recipe for a quick, and easy banana bread. Recipe: Eggless Banana…

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Nutrition Notes: An Apple a Day

An apple a day may indeed keep the doctor away! Apples are packed with fiber, vitamin C and potassium. Pectin in the fiber helps lower bad cholesterol levels and helps feel full longer. Antioxidants in apples help fight against certain cancers and may increase immunity. Apples do not contain sodium, fat or cholesterol, and are…

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Nutrition Notes: Keep Your Food Safe

The food we eat is our fuel, our sustenance. Food can get spoiled, which makes it unappetizing, not as nutritious and even dangerous to our health. Consuming spoiled food can cause food-borne illnesses including food poisoning and botulism, which can be fatal. Older adults, pregnant women, newborns, and people with kidney disease, cancer, diabetes or…

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Nutrition Notes: Kids Lunchbox Ideas

It’s fall and school is in full swing. Growing children have additional nutritional needs to meet for growth, development apart from regular wear and tear and maintenance of body organs. It is important to send a variety of healthy, substantial and appetizing foods to school as kids spend at least half their waking time at…

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Nutrition Notes: Nutrition for Althletes

We all need food as a source of nourishment to grow and stay healthy. Food also gives us energy to perform and play; and helps rebuild and repair injured tissue. So think about our Olympic Athletes. What do you think they’re eating? Nutritional needs can vary based on the type of sport being played and…

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