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Nutrition Notes: Healthy Habits for Happy Hearts

Heart Disease Fast Facts (Sourced from heartfoundation.org) 1. Heart disease (which includes Heart Disease, Stroke and other Cardiovascular Diseases) is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States, killing nearly 787,000 people alone in 2011. 2. Cardiovascular diseases claim more lives than all forms of cancer combined. 3. Coronary heart disease is the most…

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Team Up with MyPlate for a New Year’s Challenge

Hope everyone had a happy and healthy holiday season! Are you ready to face a new year? Do you have any new resolutions you’ve set out to accomplish? I just wanted to share a resource for those of you who may want encouragement in achieving your healthy eating or physical activity resolutions. On January 3,…

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Thankful Thursday: San Diego Food Bank Warehouse Staff

At any time of the year the daily work of the Food Bank warehouse staff fills a full day and then some. Stocking the Food Center space with dry and canned goods, fresh produce, bread and dairy, ensuring a safe and accessible space for all organizations picking up food, and cleaning and re-stocking regularly keep…

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Nutrition Notes: National Diabetes Awareness

Food, when broken down in our bodies, provides fuel in the form of glucose in our bloodstream. For this glucose to be utilized by our bodies, insulin (a hormone produced by the pancreas) is essential. It helps carry the glucose from the bloodstream to various parts of the body. Diabetes affects how the body uses…

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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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Baker Electric Solar Helps San Diego Food Bank Go Green with Solar

In the summer of 2015, the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank went solar with Baker Electric Solar in order to save money on energy and mitigate their impact on the environment. Joan and Irwin Jacobs donated $1 million to cover the cost of the 350 kW (kilowatt) system. The solar installation will yield…

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