South Plains Food Bank Blog

Motivation Tips to Start Exercising Regularly

Posted by SNAP Nutrition Team on Nov 17, 2016 3:56:47 PM

As holiday season kicks up and colder weather sinks in, it can be easy to slack off on daily exercising. We all know we should be exercising regularly, but knowing and doing are often very different. The health benefits for regular physical activity are hard to ignore and everyone benefits from exercising no mater of age, sex or physical ability. Exercising is good for our heart and lungs, our bones and brain, our energy and immune system levels, fights diseases and gives us strength. If those are not enough to prove the importance of exercising, the list could go on forever. However, if you often find yourself asking “How can I get myself motivated to exercise?” Here are some simple tips to help make that switch from procrastinating, to actually doing.

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Topics: Nutrition, education

Hunger on a Scorching West Texas Morning

Posted by Amber Tayama on Aug 23, 2016 4:01:40 PM

On another scorching summer day on the West Texas plains, people began to file into the air-conditioned church. The sound of dull chatter and rustling papers filled the air as people found their seats, each anxiously awaiting their chance, hoping to receive another year of food assistance.

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Topics: Nutrition, South Plains Food Bank, Distribution, food

Yogurt with a side of Probiotics, Please!

Posted by SNAP Nutrition Team on Apr 13, 2016 10:09:00 AM

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Topics: Nutrition, Health, probiotics, food

The NEW 2016 Dietary Guidelines: What YOU Need to Know

Posted by SNAP Nutrition Team on Apr 5, 2016 11:21:17 AM

When you look for dietary advice, where do you go? Who do you ask? What do you look for?

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Topics: Nutrition, Health, education, diet

It's never too late to celebrate national nutrition month!

Posted by SNAP Nutrition Team on Mar 31, 2016 4:53:10 PM

As we wrap up National Nutrition Month, we want to leave you with some keys to success in living a healthy lifestyle.

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Topics: Nutrition, Health, South Plains Food Bank

new year, new you - lose the holiday pounds

Posted by SNAP Nutrition Team on Jan 5, 2016 9:54:28 AM



The holidays are over! With all the excitement of family, friends, food and fun, it was very easy to forget and maintain healthy habits. Even though ‘tis the season to be tempted with high-calorie foods (and the enormous portions!), desserts galore, and many other goodies, the holidays can contribute to weight gain and guilt.

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Topics: Nutrition, Health, Christmas

"God Bless you"

Posted by Danielle Robertson on Dec 22, 2015 4:44:41 PM

 

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Topics: South Plains Food Bank, Hunger, Distribution, Christmas

Beyond the Fireworks: Hunger Affects Today's Veterans

Posted by Madeleine Sheinfeld on Jul 1, 2015 2:43:12 PM

Feeding Texas has AmeriCorps VISTA members working all over the state as a part of the Client Empowerment Corps. Their main role is to address the root causes of hunger in the communities where they live and work, and create partnerships and programs to alleviate the effects of food insecurity on the clients of the food banks where they serve.

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Topics: Health, South Plains Food Bank, Veteran, Hunger

Remember our Hungry Heroes this Memorial Day.

Posted by Danielle Robertson on May 22, 2015 3:21:00 PM

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Topics: Health, South Plains Food Bank, Veteran, Memorial Day, Hunger

What's going on over off MLK??

Posted by Danielle Robertson on May 1, 2015 3:45:00 PM

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Topics: South Plains Food Bank, Building