Nutrition & Recipes

Second Harvest is one of just a handful of food banks nationwide that has a Registered Dietitian on staff. Our dietitian works to ensure that our partners and the children, seniors, and families we serve are informed about the importance of eating healthy, balanced diets.

Breakfast Potatoes

Try out this easy breakfast potato recipe! Potatoes are a good source of fiber which can help prevent heart disease by keeping cholesterol and blood sugar levels in check.

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How to Prepare Brown Rice

Brown rice is a rich source of dietary fiber, which can reduce your risk of death from heart disease. Brown rice also contains high levels of magnesium, which can help make you less vulnerable to heart disease and stroke.

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How to Prepare Dried Beans

Dried beans are an excellent source of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Many beans are also rich in various antioxidants and may help lower your risk of chronic disease.

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Registered Dietician Amy Qazi provides nutrition education at our Partner Agencies. This includes teaching afterschool nutrition and cooking classes for kids, and leading senior nutrition lessons at community centers and senior towers. To discuss options for your agency, click below. 

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