12 03, 2018

All the tools for a healthy meal

2018-03-12T14:24:34-05:00

Each week our Allscripts Teaching Kitchen hosts nutrition education cooking classes (taught in both English and Spanish) for low-income families. Many of the women in the classes are single mothers working their way out of very tough situations. When they come to the Food Bank, they learn how to prepare different dishes that include healthy [...]

All the tools for a healthy meal2018-03-12T14:24:34-05:00
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
27 03, 2017

Meet Sara: Food Bank CENC’s new Nutrition Education Manager

2017-03-27T12:17:53-05:00

Hi, I'm Sara, and I am so excited to join the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina as the Nutrition Education Manager! I have been a Registered Dietitian for five years and had a variety of experiences in WIC, School Nutrition, and with Cooperative Extension. I’m the newest member to Food Bank CENC’s [...]

Meet Sara: Food Bank CENC’s new Nutrition Education Manager2017-03-27T12:17:53-05:00
17 03, 2017

Guest Blog: FBCENC Celebrates National Nutrition Month

2017-03-17T13:49:39-05:00

Tessa Nguyen, RD, LDN, is the founder and principal of Taste Nutrition Consulting. Tessa is a professionally trained Chef and Registered Dietitian working with clients throughout the Triangle area of North Carolina and beyond. Her areas of expertise include recipe development, cooking classes and speaking engagements. She is also a Social Media Ambassador for FBCENC. [...]

Guest Blog: FBCENC Celebrates National Nutrition Month2017-03-17T13:49:39-05:00
15 03, 2017

Three questions (and answers) about our new Community Health & Engagement Department

2017-03-15T10:59:47-05:00

In the Fall of 2016, Food Bank CENC launched a new Community Health and Engagement Department, under the leadership of Gideon Adams. He took the time to answer some questions about what this means for hunger and health in our 34-county service area.   First off, why start a new department? The primary purpose of this [...]

Three questions (and answers) about our new Community Health & Engagement Department2017-03-15T10:59:47-05:00
1 04, 2016

The True Cost of Hunger

2016-04-01T09:32:03-05:00

When a child misses a meal, they feel more than a grumbling stomach. They feel anxious and tired, making it harder for them to concentrate in school. When a child regularly misses meals, they have a higher risk for chronic health conditions, are more likely to require hospitalization, and experience more behavioral issues and emotional [...]

The True Cost of Hunger2016-04-01T09:32:03-05:00
24 03, 2016

Making the Healthy Choice an Easy Choice

2016-03-24T15:52:31-05:00

By Jessica Ledbetter, Sandhills Branch Outreach Coordinator Cooking can be an intimidating skill to learn, and making nutritious, well-balanced meals every day can be time-consuming. Many of the families we serve work long hours to provide for their children and themselves, sometimes working two or three jobs to pay the bills, and they don’t always [...]

Making the Healthy Choice an Easy Choice2016-03-24T15:52:31-05:00
18 03, 2016

When Diabetes Care Comes in a Box

2016-03-18T16:30:50-05:00

Managing diabetes can be stressful for anyone. But when compounded by food insecurity, it can be even more difficult to adhere to strict dietary guidelines. This chronic medical condition also strains household budgets, forcing many low-income diabetics to choose between healthy food and their life-saving medication. More than a third of the households we serve [...]

When Diabetes Care Comes in a Box2016-03-18T16:30:50-05:00
10 03, 2016

Child Nutrition is About More Than Food

2016-03-10T16:10:10-05:00

By Christi Mallasch, Child Nutrition Programs Supervisor at the Food Bank CENC When we think about nutrition, it makes sense that we first think about healthy food. When you are as passionate and focused on a mission as the team here at the Food Bank, it’s easy to fall into the habit of thinking of [...]

Child Nutrition is About More Than Food2016-03-10T16:10:10-05:00
2 03, 2016

How You Can Help Ensure Healthy Food For All

2016-03-02T20:50:53-05:00

Eating healthy food every day is a luxury for over half a million people in Central and Eastern North Carolina. Thousands of working families can’t afford fresh fruit, whole grains, or lean meat rich with protein. When children don’t eat enough nutritious food, it affects their ability to learn new things in school, and they [...]

How You Can Help Ensure Healthy Food For All2016-03-02T20:50:53-05:00