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Nutrition Notes: 6 Tips for Controlling Portions

When it comes to losing weight and then keeping it off long-term, portion sizes are key. An issue that we tend to ignore is the alarming ways in which we eat extra calories numerous times throughout the day – a slightly larger slice of toast, an extra teaspoon or two of dressing or simply eating…

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Meet the Food Bank’s September Volunteer of the Month!

Dave Fleischman is our September “Volunteer of the Month.” He contributes many hours each week lending a helping hand in our distribution center. When asked what motivated him to volunteer his time at the Food Bank, Fleischman smiled and said, because he wants to make a difference, and a difference he makes. Fleischman sorts through…

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Thankful Thursday: The Introduction

“Thank you.” We grow up learning these are “magic words” that should be used to express gratitude and appreciation. At the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, it is not magic that enables us to provide nutritious and critically-needed food to low-income community members. No, the secret to our success is the hundreds of…

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Nutrition Notes: Let’s Get Active!

Are you interested in adding years to your life, and life to your years? Well then, I have the perfect solution for you – physical activity! Regular physical activity can provide health benefits for people of all ages, shapes and sizes by reducing both your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Sounds like a pretty good…

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Nutrition Notes: Stay Healthy and Save Money Traveling This Summer

It doesn’t matter who you are, even with the slightest mention of “airplane food,” a collective groan or general look of disgust is bound to emerge. I get it. It’s easy to grab a quick burger from a fast food joint while you’re shuffling between terminals or driving in the car, but let’s be honest,…

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Nutrition Notes: Pack a Picnic

Summer is here and beach season is upon us! Cookouts and picnics are longtime summer traditions, generally a time for family and friends to socialize and have fun while enjoying food and sunshine. Since these gatherings most often occur outside, food safety is very important. Hot summer temperatures can easily cause food bacteria to multiply…

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Imperial Beach United Methodist Church selected May Nonprofit Partner of the Month!

The Imperial Beach United Methodist Church supplies emergency food to the Imperial Beach community. This site has provided 76,700 pounds of USDA commodities, equivalent to 63,916 meals, in the past year. There is limited access to food resources in this area and this agency helps to ensure access to food for more than 200 households…

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Nutrition Notes: Protein – Why is it Important?

We all need protein, but how much is enough? Most people (ages 9 and older) should eat 5 to 7 ounces of protein-rich foods each day. What does 5 to 7 ounces look like? Well to keep things simple here are some common portion size equivalents: – 3 ounces of meat, fish or poultry is…

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Nutrition Notes: Get Out and Move to Celebrate Earth Day

Wednesday, April 22, marks the 45th annual Earth Day! With summer poking its head out and the weather warming up, it’s time to get back outside and move! According to a study published in Medicine Science Sports Exercise, being physically inactive is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke and is linked to cardiovascular…

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Volunteers receive All-Star recognition during National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week is here, and it serves as the perfect opportunity for nonprofit organizations like the San Diego Food Bank to give thanks to the people who play an important part in our mission to end hunger in San Diego County. “Volunteers are the lifeblood of any nonprofit – but with the SD Food…

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