Category: Nutrition

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 »

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 »

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 »

Mental Health Nutrition

Are you feeling more anxious, stressed or depressed recently? Do you find yourself reaching for comfort foods just to ease some of the tension you feel? While comfort foods provide a coping mechanism for many, they can also increase rather than alleviate some of your anxiety and depressive emotions. Truth is, what you eat can… Read more »

Nutrition Education: Support for Seniors in SLO County

A few months back, I had the opportunity to sit-in on a nutrition education class led by one of our dietetic interns, Sharmin. The class was hosted in Morro Bay at Ocean View Manor, a non-profit housing community for those 62 years of age or older. The topic of Sharmin’s class was “What to Eat… Read more »

Nutrition Education Classes for Older Adults

The Food Bank Coalition offers community cooking and food literacy classes at Ocean View Manor Apartments for older adults since the addition of a Senior Farmers Market program in 2017. The goals for the classes are to teach basic cooking skills and educate around various health topics relevant to the participants. Live, interactive food demonstrations… Read more »

Limited Kitchen Recipes on a Budget

Navigating cooking at home with healthful recipes and ingredients can feel like an impossible challenge when it comes to limited kitchen space or time. Whether you’re a busy student or parent or have a lot of mouths to feed on a limited budget and lack of time, I get how frustrating it can be to… Read more »

8 Ways To Prevent Heart Disease

There is a lot one can do to lower your risk of heart disease. There are many factors that contribute to getting heart disease – some we can control and some we can’t. Learning about the factors that can reduce the risk and taking action will not only improve your health but will also make… Read more »

From The Food Bank Kitchen: Cranberry Turkey Chili

We got really excited when the County of San Luis Obispo asked us about filming a recipe video for Thanksgiving in our facility! Our decision quickly fell on an easy-to-make, sweet and savory recipe that will come in handy when you’re trying to figure out what to do with your Thanksgiving leftovers. You can use… Read more »