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Nutrition Notes: Gotta Love Those Antioxidants!

We’ve all heard the hype associated with antioxidants, but have you ever wondered what an antioxidant really is, and just why it is so significant? Antioxidants work to protect your body from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are typically formed when your body breaks down foods, as well as with increased exposure to…

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Volunteer Spotlight: St. Charles Borromeo Academy

For the past twenty years, students at the St. Charles Borromeo Academy, grades kindergarten through eighth grade, have come to our distribution center each month to volunteer their time, which makes them a very special group to us! Twenty years? Amazing! The Academy requires their studentsto learn about the importance of community service. Through their…

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Nutrition Notes: Immune Boosting Power of Healthy Eating

Cue the Clorox wipes, the elbow sneezes, and runny noses… cold and flu season is almost here. While washing your hands is the first line of defense, did you know your body has its own built in defense method? Your immune system! Good, healthy, nutritious foods can help boost your immune system and may offer…

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Thankful Thursday: Rick Engineering Company

For Sharon Liu with Rick Engineering Company, the joy of volunteering began as a high school student in Southern California. She dedicated much of her time then to the Second Harvest Food Bank in Orange County. While in college she didn’t find much time to give back, but as soon as she landed a professional…

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Nutrition Notes: Savory & Delicious Stuffed Acorn Squash

With fall season in full swing, I thought it would be a good idea to share my favorite healthy and absolutely delicious fall recipe with you all! These sweet and savory squash bowls are nutritiously filled with Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Magnesium, and Potassium. And if all that isn’t enough to convince you to indulge…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Anthem Blue Cross

This month we had the pleasure of hosting a corporate event for Anthem Blue Cross. This was their first-ever volunteering event with the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. Twenty-five very enthusiastic participants came to our distribution center with uplifting attitudes and all smiles ready to make an impact towards the Food Bank’s fight against…

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Nutrition Notes: The Science of Taste

As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, I excitedly look forward to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ national conference every year. The Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo was held in Nashville, TN a few weeks ago and boy was it a nutrition lover’s dream! I sampled new foods, networked with other nutrition professionals, and heard…

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Thankful Thursday: Baker Electric Solar

You never know when or where inspiration is going to strike. For the good people at Baker Electric Solar, the drive to get involved with the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank came while up on the roof. Specifically, Baker Electric Solar installed the solar panels on the roof of the Food Bank’s Miramar warehouse as…

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Thankful Thursday: ProduceGood’s CropSwap Program

According to journalist and blogger Jonathan Bloom, each day Americans waste enough food to fill the Rose Bowl in Pasadena from the field to the stadium brim. In hard numbers, that’s equivalent to 160 billion pounds of food that could have been used to feed people in need. Hearing statistics like these prompted Nita Kurmins…

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Nutrition Notes: 10 Ways to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Are you hypnotized by chocolate? Do you prefer to bypass dinner just to get to dessert that much quicker? While indulging in dessert on occasion is fine, we may be guilty of overindulging a bit more than we would like to admit. Because cutting out dessert is simply not realistic (I mean come on- it’s…

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