The three main goals are to provide more nutritious food to the community, create an environment that is supportive of healthy choices, and help clients feel confident in preparing and consuming healthier foods.
For 12 weeks in spring/summer 2019, the Food Bank partnered with Raleigh Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department on the Garden Corps project. Local teens learned about gardening from NCSU Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners in our BASF & Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Demonstration Garden, then tested out new recipes and [...]
Jacqueline uses our Mobile Kitchen Kits to teach children all about healthy foods and how to prepare them. Even the vegetable lesson was a hit!
My name is Jenny Ryan and I am the new Nutrition Education Coordinator. I am excited to be out with the neighbors we serve to showcase easy low-cost recipes across our 34 counties.
March is National Nutrition Month. Here at the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, it’s also the anniversary of when we hired our first Nutrition Education Manager: Sara Clement, RD, LDN. In March 2017 Sara joined our new Community Health and Engagement Department, and quickly set to work infusing health and nutrition into [...]
February is American Heart Month - and not just the chocolate Valentine's kind. According to the American Heart Association, "chances are, we all know someone affected by heart disease and stroke, because about 2,300 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day, an average of 1 death every 38 seconds. But together we can change that! The biggest [...]
Here's a Thanksgiving recipe for you! This Thanksgiving, the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina is celebrating healthy food, healthy communities, and friends like you who make our work possible. As a token of our gratitude, we hope you'll enjoy this delicious recipe chosen by our staff Nutrition Education Manager, Sara Clement, RD, [...]
By Seth Palmer │ Food Bank CENC Social Media Ambassador For the entirety of my life, I have been fortunate to say that I have never been unsure of where my next meal was coming from. Unfortunately, though, this is not the case for thousands of men, women, and children throughout North Carolina and across [...]
Hot dogs, cheeseburgers, potato salad, and chips – all tempting foods that make up summer cookouts. While all these foods can be delicious, they are also high in calories, fat, and sodium. But with just a few simple changes, summer get-togethers with friends and family can still be fun, flavorful, and healthy. Main Dish Alternatives [...]
May is Older American’s Month, and at the Food Bank, we aim to celebrate their stories and wisdom while providing help to the 45,000 seniors living at or below the poverty line within our 34-county service area. And that’s not just limited to food. Did you know dehydration in our senior citizen community is a [...]