Category: Nutrition Education

Diabetes Awareness Month: Nutrition for Diabetes Management

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November marks Diabetes Awareness Month, a time dedicated to bringing attention to diabetes, a condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Various organizations and health professionals come together in November… Read more »

World Senior Citizen’s Day: The Importance of Senior Nutrition

The Importance of Senior Nutrition: World Senior Citizen's Day

World Senior Citizen’s Day is celebrated every year on August 21st to honor and show appreciation for older adults around the world. It’s an opportunity to highlight the valuable role… Read more »

Food as Culture: Cuisine, Food Customs, and Cultural Identity

Food as Culture | SLO Food Bank

Food is an essential part of every culture. It’s more than just a means of sustenance, but a way of expressing oneself, connecting with others, and passing on rich cultural… Read more »

Food Science Experiments for Kids

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The kitchen holds a special place in the home and the heart. It’s where meals and memories are made, where families bond over food, and where lessons are passed down… Read more »

The Importance of School Meals for Children

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The lunchroom is a familiar fixture in any school. It’s a place for hanging out with friends, taking a welcome break from classes, or even finishing up some last-minute homework…. Read more »

Food Inflation + Tips for Saving Money

Food inflation is a troubling concern for many Americans. With food prices recently on the rise and sitting at historic highs, it’s time to take a close look at the… Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier You

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The new year is a time to begin again, to make new plans, new goals, and new choices. This year, if you’re trying to decide on New Year’s resolutions that… 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… 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… Read more »

Hunger in the United States

Two children hold bags of food - Hunger in the United States

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… Read more »