Category: Nutrition Education

The Importance of Protein and How to Get It on a Budget

Protein is a vital nutrient, fundamental to building muscle mass, repairing tissues, and maintaining a healthy immune system. Yet, accessing high-quality protein sources can be a financial challenge for many…. Read more »

Nutrition for Hypertension and Heart Disease

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Heart disease and high blood pressure — known as hypertension — are two of the most common health challenges in the US today. A 2023 report found that nearly half… Read more »

Summertime Hunger in Children: Summer Breakfast Bag Initiative

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Summer should be a time of joy and play for children, but for many families in San Luis Obispo County, the season also marks a period of uncertainty—uncertainty about when… Read more »

All About Peanut Butter

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Peanut butter — a staple in many households — is much more than a delicious spread. It’s a versatile and nutritious food with numerous health benefits and a wide variety… Read more »

How to Make an Affordable Holiday Meal

The holiday season is synonymous with festive decorations, joyous gatherings, and — of course — sumptuous meals. However, for many, the idea of preparing a delicious holiday feast can be… Read more »

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

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

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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 »