Posts Categorized: Healthy Eating

Spicy Bean Smash and Tortilla Triangles

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Jodi Balis is Capital Area Food Bank’s Resident Dietitian Planning healthy meals, drafting a shopping list, and finding sales at the store, are all part of eating healthy on a budget. But a common stumbling block to healthy eating can be in the kitchen. In honor of National Nutrition Month, we are launching our Food… Read more »

Northern Virginia Kids Cafe Site Does More than Feed Kids

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The Capital Area Food Bank serves 28 Kids Cafe sites throughout Northern Virginia.  Community Lodgings, a Kids Cafe site located in the Arlandria neighborhood of Alexandria, served almost 10,000 meals last year through their after school program.   Community Lodgings also offers a Transitional Housing Program, which was featured in the January 9 “Hero Central” segment… Read more »

Green Thumbs Converge in D.C.

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Over 500 gardeners are expected attend Rooting DC on Saturday, February 18th at Coolidge High School in Takoma. Rooting DC is a day-long free program open to the public that offers gardening workshops, hands-on cooking demonstrations, round-table food policy discussions and an information fair. Rooting DC works to connect the community with the production, distribution,… Read more »

Fresh Food For All

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Picture this—you’re lining up at the local food pantry’s weekly grocery distribution expecting to get a bag filled with dried macaroni, peanut butter and canned tuna.  To your excitement, the bag you receive is filled with fresh produce—plump and fragrant tomatoes, bright orange carrots and crisp lettuce.  What’s more, you find out that in addition… Read more »

Heeding the Words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The staff of the Capital Area Food Bank recently held a celebration honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. and commemorating the food bank’s 32 years of service.  Founded on MLK Jr.’s birthday, the food bank’s work is guided by his words.  Dr. King’s words speak to an interdependent and interconnected world.   “We are caught in an… Read more »

Lynn Brantley – A Champion of Change

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The Capital Area Food Bank’s very own Lynn Brantley was recently honored by the White House as a Champion of Change.  She was among ten local leaders who were highlighted for their efforts in improving the lives of others through charitable work, faith and advocacy.  She shared her thoughts on the issue of hunger via… Read more »