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National Stroke Awareness Month. Healthy eating and exercise are contributors to stroke prevention. According to the National Stroke Association (stroke.org), physically active individuals have a 25% – 30% lower risk of stroke than less active individuals.

One of their biggest educational campaigns is FAST, teaching the world to know the symptoms […]

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On April 6, 2018, in recognition of National Health Week, a health fair came to Community FoodBank. Eight local resources showcased their services. Educational materials, food samples, goodie bags and raffles were all part of the package.

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If the sole purpose of a food bank is to temporarily satisfy hunger, then a drive-thru line waiting for their hand out of a box of food would serve just fine. If the greatest need that a food bank meets is to distribute food, then send us the “Harvest Food Box” and we will diligently […]

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Safeway Holiday Hunger Bag Campaign

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The Hollister Safeway store’s “Hunger Bag” campaign is moving at a record-breaking pace! As of Dec. 3, San Benito County residents had filled 1,204 bags of groceries, all going to Community FoodBank. For $10, shoppers can donate a bag worth $30. The groceries are flowing in, just in time to bridge the winter gap when […]

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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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