Myths and Facts: What to eat when you’re sick

It can happen to any of us: sniffles, aches, sore throat… the winter cold. And along with it comes advice on what to eat when you’re sick (or, what to avoid!). Here are three common cold nutrition ideas, debunked. #1: You should avoid dairy when you’re sick Myth. Unless you have a milk allergy or lactose intolerance, there’s… Read more

Healthy Baking Substitutes

Healthy Baking Substitues

Baking can be a fun and rewarding way to spend a cold afternoon. While baked goods tend to contain added sugars and fat, you can make your favorite treats a little healthier with some simple ingredient substitutions. Just swapping one ingredient in the recipe can help improve the nutrition content while maintaining a great taste…. Read more

Leftovers?

Now that the kitchen is cleaned up and leftovers from the Thanksgiving feast are stored away in the refrigerator, it’s time to start thinking about just what to do with them. Sure, you will probably use the turkey to make a few sandwiches and possibly some soup, maybe even add some to green salads. But... Read more

Healthy Holidays

Thanksgiving is a great time to enjoy friends, family, and seasonal foods. But for some people, this combination makes it difficult to maintain healthy eating habits. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to enjoy your Thanksgiving Day meal and still stay on track with a healthy diet. Fill half your plate with colorful fruits and... Read more

Winter Squash

Acorn, butternut, spaghetti, and delicata are just some of the varieties of winter squash in season now.  They come in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes and offer important nutrients.  Winter squash have a tough skin which helps them keep fresh for a while but it can make them difficult to cut or peel.... Read more

CHOP

Diet plays an important role in reducing the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease.  But with so many food choices available it can be difficult to determine what’s best to eat.  The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) understands the importance of healthy diet and is committed to providing nutritious options.  To determine what... Read more

Product Dating

Most people wonder, “How long can I keep a product after the product date has passed?” The answers to this question depend on a number of factors. Some are simple, others are complicated. There is no uniform or universally accepted system used for food dating in the United States. Dates and codes usually indicate the... Read more

Nutrition Facts Panel

Since 1994, food and beverage companies have been required by law to place a Nutrition Facts Panel on items sold in stores and markets. It is meant to supply you, the consumer, with information about the food’s nutrients in an easy-to-follow format. If you aren’t familiar with it, it can look like a few numbers... Read more