Category: Nutrition

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 »

A Day in the Life of a Dietetic Intern from Cal Poly State University

Hello, world! I’m Joyce, a University of Vermont alum and current dietetic intern at Cal Poly SLO. A dietetic internship is a required step in the process of becoming a registered dietitian. It’s comprised of over 1200 hours of supervised practice at various rotation sites. I spend Mondays in class with the other interns; the… Read more »

The Life of a Dietetic Intern from the Atascadero State Hospital

I remember being filled with both excitement and nervousness as I made my way to the SLO Food Bank Coalition. On the drive there, I recall thinking to myself, “This is it, I finally made it!” This was my final community rotation of the 10-month long, Department of State Hospitals – Atascadero Dietetic Internship. A… Read more »

Food Bank Adopts Nutrition Policy

Food is a basic building block of health and productivity, but some food can be harmful to us. We all know about allergies that can cause certain foods to kill those who are allergic to them. But there are a number of foods that are harmful to our health and while we made not have… Read more »