Author: Savannah Evans

The Impact of Food Banks in the Community

“Food brings people together on many levels,” says chef Giada De Laurentiis. “It’s nourishment of the soul and body; it’s truly love.” We see this love not only in the meals we share with loved ones, but in the food we provide to our community. Here’s how food banks spread the love in their local… Read more »

The Benefits of Eating Fruits and Vegetables

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The importance of fruits and vegetables is no secret, but there may be more advantages to a fruit-and-veggie-filled diet than you realize! Here’s a closer look at the many benefits of fruits and vegetables, followed by some ideas for how to eat more vegetables and fruits, so that you can be inspired and equipped to… Read more »

Childhood Hunger and Nutrition

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Skipped meals, diets with inadequate nutrition, and other forms of hunger have negative effects on overall health at any age, but children are particularly susceptible. Childhood hunger exacerbates kids’ risk for health problems like asthma and anemia and can result in mental health struggles, behavioral issues, and academic underperformance. Here’s an exploration of these effects… Read more »

Hunger in the United States

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While hunger is often portrayed in the media as a distant problem in third-world countries, the pangs of food insecurity are very much felt here in North America. Hunger haunts communities around the nation, and affected more than 38 million Americans in 2020 alone. Here’s a look at the state of hunger in the US,… Read more »

Benefits of CalFresh

Curious about CalFresh? Here’s a starting place to learn all about the program, its requirements and benefits, and the many ways signing up for CalFresh can promote health and wellness for you and your loved ones. What Is CalFresh? CalFresh is a federal food assistance program that provides income-eligible individuals and families with a monthly… Read more »

Healthy Eating on a Budget

Sometimes eating healthy and affording to eat seem like two incompatible ideas. Healthy food can be expensive while unhealthy processed foods are cheap, leading people pressed for money to pay for calories over nutrition. But nutrition is incredibly important for your health, and can still be affordable with a considered, intentional approach. Follow these 15… Read more »

Nutrition as Medicine: How Good Food Supports Your Health

Everyone knows, in a general sense, that eating healthy is good for you. But nutrition does so much more than you may realize. Here’s a look at the concept of nutrition as medicine, and how eating the right foods can support your health in powerful ways. Food as Medicine Nutrition is a crucial part of… Read more »

National Canned Food Month

Yes, I’m sure you TOTALLY knew that the month of February is National Canned Food Month. To celebrate it, we shared helpful hints and tricks about canned goods on Facebook or Instagram throughout last month. Because canned food items are so important to our mission, we decided to compile more educational information in this article…. Read more »

How to Use SMART Goals to Achieve Your Health Goals

Are you somebody who wishes to make a healthy change in life, but find that you never stick to it? Common goals people have include losing weight, waking up earlier, going to the gym, reading more, etc., but many report never achieving these goals even though they really are ready to make that change. Let… Read more »

Fighting Food Insecurity this Thanksgiving

I can almost smell the turkey in the oven and the gravy on the stove! With Thanksgiving just around the corner, everyone is gearing up for the holiday season. While many of us do not have to worry about putting a Thanksgiving dinner on the table, many people in our community who are facing food… Read more »