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Nutrition Notes: Make it a Healthy and Happy Fourth of July

Hotdogs, barbecues and burgers? Oh my! According to the History Channel’s website, Americans consume 150 million hotdogs on the Fourth of July and 80% of people attend a barbecue, picnic or cookout. Although this patriotic holiday is all about friends, family and food, there is a way to still enjoy it without sacrificing your waistline. This…

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Nutrition Notes: The whole truth on whole grains

When walking down the bread aisle at a grocery store, the variety of choices can be extremely overwhelming. Each bread type sports different nutrient claims, and descriptions often include the terms “multi-grain,” “whole wheat,” “white wheat,” or “100% wheat.” Whole grain foods are important sources of many different nutrients and are also a great source…

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Nutrition Notes: Mango Tango

Did you know that mangos are considered the most popular fruit in the world? As the summer kicks off with barbeques and beach days, June marks National Mango Month! There is no better time than a hot summer’s day to enjoy the scrumptious, tropical flavor of a mango! The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that…

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Nutrition Notes: Colorful nutrition to brighten your health

What does a nutritional day look like? Think color! The more colors on a plate, the greater the daily nutritional intake. Fruits and vegetables come in all different colors: red, orange, purple and green. They each consist of specific nutrients that, when mixed together, better cover the daily needs of vitamins and minerals for a…

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Catholic Charities – Downtown Awarded Nonprofit Partner of the Month

Catholic Charities Diocese of San Diego has been serving the community for more than 95 years! It was first established in 1919 and because of its downtown location, a large proportion of those served by the food pantry are single-person households, homeless individuals, and seniors; but they welcome anyone who needs help putting food on…

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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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