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Tips From Our Dietitian: Immune System Boosters

Good, quality nutrition is key to a strong immune system, which can offer protection from seasonal illnesses like the flu. Help protect yourself against sickness and boost your immunity by including these nutrients in your daily meals!

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Stocking Up On Healthy Choices

The Idaho Foodbank is the state’s largest distributor of free food assistance and it’s currently working on increasing access to more nutritious food. In an effort to provide more fresh…

Cooking Matters
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Sharing Cooking Matters

Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matter program is comprised of two separate educational experiences: a 6-week class that combines hands-on cooking and nutrition information and a one day in-store class that…

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Nutrition Education and Physical Activity

Each month, our talented dietitian Alexa helps us by sharing some tips and information about the great work our programs and services teams are doing. With April weather improving and…

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Fall Apple Harvest and Recipes

Weather conditions led to an abundant apple harvest this year in Idaho. Apples are one of the most healthy fresh foods we distribute and are great to eat for snacks.

Soup Time
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New Year Nutrition: Do It for the Health of It

New Year’s resolutions? Some are great and others could use some tweaking. If you are excited to start your new diet this year, let me give you some reasons to rethink this and some tips to make healthy changes in the New Year that have nothing to do with your weight along with some new recipes!

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Fats and Nutrition

Avocados are a great source of unsaturated fats that can go great on toast, tacos, and even used as a dip for veggies or chips! In celebration of March being National Nutrition Month we want to highlight some of the awesome things nutrition can offer for you.

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Older Americans Month – Nutrition and Mental Health Tips

May is Older Americans Month and this year the theme is Connect, Create, Contribute. How can we eat for our mental health? As part of connecting, eating around friends or in social situations can boost mental health just by enjoying the company around you, as well as eating a variety of foods and incorporating exciting and delicious meals to the mix.

Hunger to Health
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Hunger to Health Highlight – a “Cooking Matters” Success Story

Jim, a 64 year-old Nampa resident, was diagnosed with diabetes in September 2018. Always seeking the quickest means of satiating hunger – processed foods, microwave dinners, fast food – the idea of taking a cooking class was a bit daunting for Jim. However, the thought of daily insulin shots was a powerful motivator.

Health Partnerships
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Hunger to Health Highlight – Partnering to Promote Community Health

As part of the “Hunger To Health” initiative, The Idaho Foodbank has actively developed relationships with healthcare organizations to create co-locating partnerships; a collaboration of food bank and medical services at one shared location to address the needs of clients in a specific community. One such successful combination of these community services is the partnership with St. Mary’s and Clearwater Valley Hospitals and Clinics based in Cottonwood and Orofino Idaho.

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Eating Right with Less Added Sugars

Sugar is found naturally in some foods and drinks, like fruit and milk, but it is also added to many of them. Added sugars give these items a sweet taste. Most Americans get too many calories from added sugars and over time this may affect their weight and health.

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It’s Not Just About Cavities

Did you know that your oral health in can affect the rest of your body? Studies suggest that oral bacteria and the inflammation associated with gum disease (periodontitis) could play…

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