Social Determinants of Health

Health starts where we live, learn, work and play. Many people only think of healthcare services when envisioning health, but 70% of our health is determined by behavior and environment. In addition to doctor visits, access to nutritious food, education, stable and affordable housing, transportation, and air/water quality in our environment are all part of what is known as social determinants of health.

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Giving Cupboard in Rigby

The Giving Cupboard in Rigby, Idaho found a new way to serve their community members over the last year. Naomi Schilling and her team of volunteers operate in a converted warehouse outside of town.

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Produce in Many Forms

It is currently Harvest Season and it is a great time of year for fresh fruits and vegetables. We know fresh produce is not always readily available, so here is a helpful guide when choosing among frozen, canned, or fresh fruits and vegetables. This chart has tips on the pros and cons of each type of produce.

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A Bounty of Generosity

Harvest season is the time of year when we all enjoy fruits and vegetables at the peak of freshness. At The Idaho Foodbank, harvest reminds us of the value of fresh produce in living a healthy life, as well as the generosity of our Idaho growers. Over one-third of the food we provided in fiscal year 2021 were fruits and vegetables.

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