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 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 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 11, 2016
At Second Harvest, we are keenly aware of the link between health and hunger, especially among children. As part of our ongoing effort to collaborate with community partners, pediatric interns from Orlando Health’s Arnold Palmer Hospital have been visiting one of our 19 “Kids Cafe” Children’s Afterschool Feeding locations for the last two years. The goal is to learn more about the communities where asset limited, low-income and resource poor families live. The twice monthly visits help interns glean valuable insight into the circumstances that may lead to health problems among the young.
Dr. Kristy Wesinghan, from Orlando Health, describes it this way: Read More …April 7, 2015
Another talented staff member has joined the Second Harvest team! Chef Terah joined the Nutrition team in February and she’s been busy cooking some great things up.
Read on to learn more about Chef Terah and the new opportunities she’s sharing with agencies.
Hi Chef Terah. What type of work are you doing with the nutrition program?
I’ve taken on the Nutrition Educator position and I’m so excited! I’m interested in working with agencies that would like to spread the message of healthy eating to their clients. One way to do this is by showing clients how to make healthy meals with pantry items.
When an agency is distributing food, I can set-up a station and show clients how to prepare food that is being distributed that day. For example, if potatoes are being distributed, I can show clients how to cook those potatoes in healthy ways. They can taste the potatoes I cook, and take the recipe to try at home themselves. Read More …March 9, 2015
Did you know that March 11th is Registered Dietitians and Nutritionists Day? Don’t forget to wish them a “Happy RDN Day!”