Category: Nutrition

Cooking Matters Maine Provides Programming to a Milestone of 30,000 Mainers
In nine short years, Good Shepherd Food Bank’s Cooking Matters programming reached more than 30,000 Maine-based participants. Cooking Matters Maine provides hands-on cooking and …
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Audible for Healthier Super Bowl Snacking
The Super Bowl is more than a game between the National Football League's premier franchises. For many American households, the game prompts gatherings of friends and family. As folks gather around television screens, an array of snack foods often linger within arm's reach. These Super Bowls snacks tend to be high in calories, fried, and lack nutritional value.  Not to mention, those snacking likely spend several hours sitting on the couch without realizing how much food they have consumed.
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A Healthy Twist on Holiday Favorites
The holiday season presents the challenge of sustaining a healthy diet, as treats circle the workplace or family gathering. Good Shepherd Food Bank's nutrition and education team compiled a few recipes for treats with fewer calories and added sugar. Enjoy!
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Cooking does matter to seniors in East Waterboro
This particular August morning had a crisp temperature and scent. As the sun climbed over the trees lining Route 5, summer weather slowly reemerged. Little did I know the ladies I was about to meet could easily challenge the sun’s warmth. Eight women at Applewood Apartments in East Waterboro, an Avesta Housing property for low-income seniors who are 62 or older, would soon gather in the community kitchen.
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Don’t Wait, Hydrate!
Water comprises 60 percent of your body weight and plays a vital role in the function of your body. Water regulates body temperature, moves nutrients throughout your body, protects your organs, lubricates your joints and removes waste through urine.
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In honor of National Nutrition Month, tips and recipes to up your fruit and veggie game
By Courtney Kennedy, Nutrition & Education Manager March is National Nutrition Month! The Food Bank is taking this opportunity to share resources with our …
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School Pantry Program Expands Thanks to Kellogg’s
By Madelyn Holm, Feeding America Child Hunger Corps Member Over the summer, the Kellogg’s Foundation awarded Good Shepherd Food Bank an expansion grant to …
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Summer Reading
Need something to read besides that beach book or another editorial about Maine’s upcoming gubernatorial election?  There have been some really interesting articles about …
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Reflections on two years as a Child Hunger Corps member
It seems impossible that nearly two years have passed since I began the Child Hunger Corps, these last few months are presenting many opportunities …
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Maine food for Maine families
Mainers Feeding Mainers is providing fresh, local foods to hunger relief agencies throughout the state – and it’s showcasing the power of collaboration in …
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Cooking Matters to Celebrate Food Day with Store Tours at Hannaford Supermarkets
Senator Angus King to Participate To celebrate Food Day, Good Shepherd Food Bank, Cooking Matters and Hannaford Supermarkets will bring together dieticians and nutrition …
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Good Shepherd Food Bank’s “Nutrition Caravan” Rolls into Midcoast Hunger Prevention Program
Brunswick, ME (Sept. 12, 2013) — Clients at Thursday’s mobile pantry distribution at Midcoast Hunger Prevention Program received a healthy treat from Good Shepherd …
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