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HOLLISTER – Wells Fargo Bank announced today that it is directing a $10,000 grant to help fund Community Food Bank’s Friday Backpack Bag program.

“Wells Fargo’s support of this program demonstrates the bank’s commitment to the well-being of the entire community,” said Maria Thomas, chief executive officer at Community Food Bank.

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Nutrition education can influence the way that children view food choices and eating habits. It can inspire them to reach for fruits and vegetables and non-processed foods. It may even shape their perspective of health and wellness for the rest of their life.

Unfortunately, the sad reality is that nutrition […]

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Salads are the basically the poster child for “healthy food”. Obviously, they are really good for you. But can they be a bit boring and repetitive?  Absolutely.

This is the reason why the salad dressing industry thrives. Unfortunately, many dressings contain more fat and calories in one serving […]

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Or How To Change your Diet Without GOING On A Diet

My name is Heatherly and I live here in Hollister like many of you.  I don’t have a degree in nutrition or fitness; however, I have been a watcher of these areas for many years.  I read about foods and nutrition to […]

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Plus 5 Healthy “Extras” That Are Worth the Hype

Odds are you have at least heard of green smoothies in the last few years. They have been super trendy for a while now, and for good reason! They are convenient, healthy and can make it easier than ever to enjoy the benefits of […]

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Whether you are struggling with specific health issues, or if your jeans are just a little more snug than you would like, here are 4 things that you should keep in mind when embarking on a mission towards a healthier life.

1. Reevaluate Your Every Day Eating Habits […]

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Sleep more, eat healthier, and meditate—we have all heard these tips before. In an ideal world, I’m sure everyone would love to clock in the recommended amount of sleep each night, eat well and be Zen in all aspects of life.

But, these are all easier […]

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“With nearly 40 percent of California children overweight or obese, it is vital that parents, educators, health professionals, businesses and policymakers work together to identify and implement public policies and other programs and strategies to reduce sugary drink consumption and protect children, especially teens.”

Do you find this to be a staggering statistic? […]

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Here’s a new and revolutionary idea in health: eating more fruits and vegetables is good for you.

What a news flash, huh? While we understand this to be true, it’s amazing how frequently we take the road most traveled and completely fail in this respect by gravitating towards the bad stuff–cookies, candy, sugar, power drinks. […]

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From diet and exercise to treatment and management, living with diabetes is a reality for many San Benito County residents. According to the USDA Food Environment Atlas, San Benito County’s adult diabetes rate was at 6.6% in 2009 and the adult obesity rate measured 22.9%.

For those who […]

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