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 »

Sustainable Food Systems

A food system encompasses all of the activities that relate to the production, processing, distribution, marketing, preparation, and consumption of foods. When we refer to a sustainable food system, we are referencing a system that has the ability to provide food and nutrition for all in a way that does not compromise future generation’s food… Read more »

Vitamin D Deficiency, Exercise, and COVID-19

As the rules around the pandemic begin to change and our connection with family, friends, and strangers slowly returns, it is best to keep in mind that this virus, as well as the common cold and flu, are still prevalent. You can still become infected and potentially sick. Fortunately, there are several ways to boost… Read more »

Inspired by our Youngest Generation

How far would you go to help those in need around you? What motivates you to give back to your community? Over the years, we have seen and heard many different reasons why someone decides to invest time, energy, and money to support the SLO Food Bank and its nonprofit Agency Partners. And more often… Read more »

Eating Intuitively is Practicing Self Care

Eat whatever you want, indulge in everything, who cares about nutrition? Everything should taste good! Food freedom means I’m free to eat all the candy all day! If I allow myself to eat whatever I want, I’ll never stop eating! If you’ve heard about intuitive eating you may have heard these statements or you may… Read more »

All Bodies Are Good Bodies

“I like me! I like my hair. I like my chin. I like the skin I’m wrapped up in! I like me!” I fondly remember this little ditty from my son’s kindergarten class. His teacher would often sit the kids down to recite this fun chant and it would bring smiles and laughter all around…. Read more »

Deceased Board Member Inspires Continued Support

One individual can inspire others to do a lot of good. That is how Dan Sutton, general manager at Pismo Oceano Vegetable Exchange (POVE) for twenty years and board member at the Farm Bureau for twelve years, remembers his dear friend and fellow board member Hugh Pitts. “Hugh was a great leader and a passionate… Read more »

Use Nutrition to Fight the Flu

2020 has absolutely flown by and winter will be here before we know it. It is exciting to think of the holiday fun that comes in the last quarter of the year. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanza are just a few. While it is easy to become excited over the holidays around the corner, most… Read more »

How A Community Unites To Secure Fair Meat

Summer on the Central Coast looked very different this year as our community canceled many iconic events and gatherings, including the California Mid State Fair. In years past, we enjoyed a wonderful relationship with this annual event as meat donated from the Fair’s livestock auction provided 30-40% of our annual meat protein for clients throughout… Read more »