Julian Argoti wasn’t much of a cook. But when he realized that most of the low income seniors he worked with as a public health intern at the city of Greenbelt Food Pantry were dealing with diabetes and high blood pressure, he decided to become one. The Capital Area Food Bank was there to help.
Our food bank recipe cards hit the road last week. And as they did, the Capital Area Food Bank and Giant Food added a milestone to our 36 year relationship, and broke new ground as partners in community wellness building.
We applaud yesterday’s new nutrition labels released yesterday that highlight important changes related to calories, serving sizes and sugars.
It’s the first overhaul of labels in 20 years and, as WashPo says “highlights the many breakthroughs in nutrition science as well as upheavals in the nation’s disease burden during that period.”
The food bank is hard at work on an exciting new project that will get delicious, healthy, and low cost recipes into the hands of our community. As we anticipate the September 2016 launch of our new cookbook, “Bountiful Bowls”, we’re giving you a sneak preview of what’s to come. Check back often for updates!
Celebrate the mom in your life and please lend a helping hand to Moms in our community today by with your thoughtful donation to the Capital Area Food Bank.
A lot of exciting things are happening in the food movement that will without no doubt improve the taste and nutrition of, and access to, foods.
After a day of listening to many of the country’s top influencers on topics ranging from protein in the diet to food waste to nutrition, a few of the dots began to connect: while some of our country’s food policies once served us quite well, they don’t anymore.
The facts are not new: those with Type II diabetes have quadrupled in number globally since 1980. Even when you control for a rising population, the number is doubling. The trend that has walloped the United States and Europe is now moving into the developing world almost in direct proportion to the flows and consumption rates of processed foods.
At the Arbor View Apartments in southeast DC, Ms. Clark is on a quiet mission to bring nutritious food to her neighbors who are struggling with hunger, and to boost her community’s health in the process.
In one night, the 13th Annual Blue Jeans Ball enabled the Capital Area Food Bank to provide 875,000 nutritious meals!