Posts Categorized: Healthy Eating

Growing Food in Containers

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The Capital Area Food Bank’s Healthy Eating department recently offered its first Food Growing A3 Workshop of the year – Small Space, Huge Harvest: Growing Food in Containers.  The course shows partner organizations that a lack of growing space does not have to be an obstacle to growing a bountiful harvest.  In fact, small space… Read more »

Sweet Potato, Apple, Onion Hash

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Jodi Balis is Capital Area Food Bank’s Resident Dietitian Some healthy and tasty eats are cooking up in the Food Bank Virtual Kitchen! This week, Volunteer Chef, Danielle Turner of Cooking Clarified cooked up a Sweet Potato, Apple, Onion Hash at the Top Shelf Training, to show partner agencies healthy and economical ways to prepare… Read more »

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 »