This week’s National Nutritional Month #MeatlessMonday recipe is perfect for the first day of spring! One of our most popular recipes, this dish uses fresh vegetables, black-eyed peas, and a light sauce to make a refreshing, tasty salad that can be easily customized with other great flavors.
Check out the recipe below, or download your own printable copy here.
March 14, 2017
On a weekly basis, you can find Chef Terah Barrios, Nutrition Educator at Second Harvest, at one of our many partner feeding programs. Chef Terah takes nutrition and cooking education out to the community where hungry families are being served.
What kind of work are you doing with the partner feeding programs?
I get the opportunity to work with families, single adults, seniors and just about anyone who is served through our partner feeding programs. I take nutrition and cooking education to clients while food is being distributed in their communities. I often share recipes utilizing fresh produce or items that Second Harvest has in abundance. Along with the recipe, I give clients a sample that they can taste.
Many of the clients served have diet-related health issues, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity. For this reason, I also share diet-related health information. I get to personally speak with many individuals while they wait for food. I hear their stories, their challenges and even their successes as many of them are returning for food. Read More …
March 13, 2017
We’ve hit week 2 of National Nutrition Month, and the Nutrition Team over at Second Harvest are back with another great Meatless Monday recipe.
Whether you have it as a side or as a full dish, this Asian Slaw recipe is both delicious and nutritious. This recipe has a lot of great crunch and flavor, and is a perfect next-day-meal that can be tossed with your favorite protein.
Check it out below, or download and print your own copy here.
March 10, 2017
Need a fun Spring Break outing idea? We have the perfect thing for you and your kids! A beautiful play called Puddin’ and the Grumble is coming to Second Harvest Food Bank on Wednesday, March 22nd at 10 am. This is a free event and great for kids in grades 3 – 5. Come join us!
Puddin’ has a secret and if she doesn’t do something fast, it may just eat her alive! To make matters worse, her mom is sending her away, she has to start a new school, and soon she’ll be stuck living with her crazy, ex-lounge singing, yoga-loving grandma. Can things get any worse? Or maybe, just maybe, they’re about to get better…
Puddin’ and the Grumble fearlessly tackles childhood hunger and is perfect for all audiences. Read More …
March 9, 2017
What do a Food Bank and 20 healthcare executives in Central Florida have in common? Before December 2015, we weren’t sure there was much. Since then, though, the answer has become very clear: we all want to stem the rising tide of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and other diet-related chronic diseases that are disproportionately affecting our low-income neighbors.
The healthcare folks knew that the social determinant of food insecurity was a very real barrier to their ability to help these same patients get well and stay well. The Food Bank knew that these were the same community members who relied on our feeding partners to supplement their food budgets. Read More …
March 6, 2017
March is National Nutrition Month, and we are celebrating by sharing great recipes every week.
Check out Week 1’s recipe from our nutrition team, Summer Bean Salad, for a healthy and inexpensive meal for Monday or any day of the week.