Healthy Snacking

Have you ever wandered into the work break room mid-morning and raided your lunch or reached for any food because you felt famished? What about heading home and feeling hungry enough to stop and grab food, be it a bag of chips or a slice of pizza or a piece of fruit (Choose fruit? Awesome!),… Read more

Go Further With Food

Go Further With Food

It’s never too late to set up new health and nutrition goals! March is National Nutrition Month® , a great time of year to connect with our bodies and to think about nutrition habits and the importance of food to our health. Nutrition goes beyond the word “diet” and it is not about restrictions or… Read more

childhood obesity

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

One in 3 children in the United States is overweight or obese. Young people who fall into this demographic have a greater risk of diet-related diseases we have historically seen only in adult populations. These diseases include type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Children who are obese have a higher chance of… 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

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

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

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