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Nutrition for Your Heart Health

February is American Heart Month, a time when we can focus on our cardiovascular health. In the United States, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and…

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Hunger to Health – March is National Nutrition Month®

March is National Nutrition Month®! This year we joined the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in Celebrating a World of Flavors. The Idaho Foodbank prioritizes the distribution of nutritious food for meals, the promotion of nutrition education and supports making the healthy choice the easy choice.

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Nutrition – February is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, so now is a great time to focus on a heart-healthy diet. Foods rich in nutrients aid in maintaining heart health. Choosing whole grains, eating a variety of fruits and vegetables and reducing sodium is proven to positively impact heart health.

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What Happens to Your Health When You Are Hungry?

Hunger is a major factor impacting a person’s health. The Idaho Foodbank’s Hunger to Health Strategy is focused on the well-being of individuals, along with the health of communities across our state, through access to nutritious food and other resources required for good health.

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Nutrition Basics for the New Year

Each year after the holidays, many of us want to set new goals to improve our eating habits for the new year. With so many different diets and trends, it’s hard to keep track of what works and what does not, but eating well doesn’t have to be overwhelming! Balanced meals can be simple, and they can also be affordable. Here is an example of what this might look like, for under $7

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Have a Happy – and Healthy – Holiday!

The holidays are notorious for foiling health goals- travel, family, and the enticing ways stores and advertisements leave us craving pumpkin pie. Luckily, there are a few methods to help guide healthy eating during the holidays!

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How Mindful Snacking Can Help Those Sugar Rushes

Stress and little time for relaxation and decompressing is a contributor to health complications. It tumbles downhill like the snowball effect, only growing larger as it continues. People commonly reach for sugar in times of stress. Cookies, pies and chocolate are some sugary foods people reach for when they are stressed. But health officials have linked chronic illnesses with the excess consumption of added sugars in foods.

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Protein Nutrition

Think of protein as the body’s building block. It’s a vital part of muscle, tissue, bone, skin, blood, hormones, enzymes and vitamins. There are a variety of protein foods and they each offer different nutrients. Most Americans get enough protein, but not everyone gets all of the benefits of protein foods.

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Food Pharmacy

Boise State University Nursing Students partnered with The Idaho Foodbank to examine innovative ways to address nutritional health. Together the students developed a Food “Farmacy” Onboarding Manual for Idaho health care clinics interested in utilizing what is known as a food-as-medicine approach to address food insecurity with clients.

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Nutrition for Brain Health

What you eat plays a critical role in how your brain functions. Proper nutrients may improve mood and memory and even slow brain aging. Maintaining good brain health may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Joyful Moving in April

Exercise has many health benefits and may manage symptoms of stress and anxiety. Get moving this April by adding in small steps, building up to a goal of 30 minutes of physical activity a day.

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