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Nutrition Notes: Flu-Season Survival Guide

As everyone starts to stock up on hand sanitizer and tissues in preparation for flu season, it is important to remember that healthy eating during cold and flu season is essential to avoid getting sick. It is always important to get the daily requirement of essential vitamins and minerals by eating a balanced diet following…

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Teen Challenge Awarded September Nonprofit Partner of the Month

Teen Challenge is a nonprofit partner that is very active in both the Food to Nonprofits program and hosts a monthly Neighborhood Distribution. Their staff members are incredibly organized and efficient when they select and pick up food from the warehouse. They utilize the services offered by the Food Bank to their full potential. In…

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Nutrition Notes: Healthy Tailgating Tips

Ready… set… hike! Fall is almost here, which means football season is back! The return of America’s most popular sport marks the beginning of tailgating season, which tends to include calorie-laden drinks, chips, fried foods and don’t forget the burgers and hot dogs! Watching football without food would be incomplete, but is there a way…

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Nutrition Notes: CalFresh Challenge Week

Could you maintain a food budget of $34.31 for a week? That’s about $4.90 per day. For more than 285,000 low-income San Diego County residents, $34.31 is their weekly allotment for all of their food and beverage needs. This week marks the 8th annual CalFresh Challenge running today through Sunday, Sept. 21. The CalFresh Challenge…

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Nutrition Notes: Lunchbox Makeover

As summer winds down, it is almost time to reset those alarm clocks and pack this year’s school supplies for the upcoming school year! The first few weeks of school are a fun time for kids to catch up on summer stories with classmates and get back into their learning routine. Make sure the whole…

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Nutrition Notes: California-Grown Mushrooms

Maitake, Beech, Button, Portobello and Shitake are all types of mushrooms that are often referred to in the food community as antioxidant superstars. Mushrooms are a great addition to any dish that enhance delicious flavor while adding many different health benefits. Mushrooms are high in fiber, low in calories and are packed with various vitamins. The…

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Nutrition Notes: The Benefits of Breakfast

Breakfast has long been noted as the most important meal of the day. After hours of sleep, breakfast literally means to break the fasting period from the prior night by kick starting our metabolism in the morning. This meal provides crucial fuel for our brain and body, and helps improve mental alertness and physical performance….

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Nutrition Notes: National Farmers Market Week

Did you know the USDA recommends that each person consume 7-13 servings of fruits and vegetables each day? Trying to reach your daily fruit and vegetable requirement can seem like hard work and without a game plan, it can be! That’s where farmers markets can come in handy! It just so happens that this week is…

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Nutrition Notes: August is ‘Kids Eat Right’ Month!

With childhood obesity on the rise, it is important to make sure kids are eating right and getting plenty of exercise. Parents and caregivers can play a big role in a child’s nutrition and overall health by teaching kids about the benefits of fueling their bodies with healthy foods and encouraging them to spend less…

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Nutrition Notes: Keep Kids Healthy and Happy This Summer!

With barbecues, beach days and festivals, summer can really put a kink in a person’s healthy eating habits and children are no exception. A family’s normal school year routine usually goes on vacation once the summer months are in session giving children a lot more free time. This extra free time can sometimes result in confusion…

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