3 03, 2020

Healthy Pantries and Health Partnerships

2020-07-23T11:33:20-04:00

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.

Healthy Pantries and Health Partnerships2020-07-23T11:33:20-04:00
10 01, 2020

Teens grow food and confidence through Garden Corps

2020-02-07T15:58:01-05:00

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 [...]

Teens grow food and confidence through Garden Corps2020-02-07T15:58:01-05:00
11 03, 2019

Our Nutrition Education Team is Growing! Meet Jenny

2019-03-11T17:18:23-04:00

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.

Our Nutrition Education Team is Growing! Meet Jenny2019-03-11T17:18:23-04:00
7 03, 2018

An exciting Year 1 for Nutrition Education at Food Bank CENC

2018-03-07T13:51:06-05:00

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 [...]

An exciting Year 1 for Nutrition Education at Food Bank CENC2018-03-07T13:51:06-05:00
8 02, 2018

8 ways to prevent Heart Disease

2018-02-08T18:15:55-05:00

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 [...]

8 ways to prevent Heart Disease2018-02-08T18:15:55-05:00
16 11, 2017

What to cook this Thanksgiving

2017-11-16T16:17:40-05:00

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, [...]

What to cook this Thanksgiving2017-11-16T16:17:40-05:00
6 09, 2017

Guest Blog: In just a SNAP, food access for thousands is provided

2017-09-06T17:04:46-04:00

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 [...]

Guest Blog: In just a SNAP, food access for thousands is provided2017-09-06T17:04:46-04:00
26 05, 2017

Summer Cookouts can be delicious and nutritious (Nutrition Kitchen Guide)

2017-05-26T14:38:28-04:00

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 [...]

Summer Cookouts can be delicious and nutritious (Nutrition Kitchen Guide)2017-05-26T14:38:28-04:00
19 05, 2017

Nutrition Kitchen: Think Drink

2017-05-19T15:12:47-04:00

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 [...]

Nutrition Kitchen: Think Drink2017-05-19T15:12:47-04:00