Monthly Archives: January 2019

Food as Medicine

The Food as Medicine series was created as a way to educate the community on how food affects your body and how making healthy choices can lead to a healthier life. Presented by professional nutritionists Vibeke Weiland & Randi Miller, this lecture will cover how adding cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage to your family’s diet can help prevent cancer, detoxify harmful chemicals from your body, and positively change the way your genes affect your health.

These lectures are free of charge, however seating is limited. To reserve your spot, please email Lacey Baldiviez – lbaldiviez@foodbanksbc.org

Wednesday February 13, 6.30pm-8:00pm

Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara Public Library

This class will include:

  • A comprehensive list of cruciferous vegetables—there are more than you think!
  • An in-depth look at the compound they contain that makes them so potent
  • Tips and tricks for maximizing the nutritional power of foods you already eat, like broccoli and cauliflower
  • A live cooking demo (including Coconut Braised Kale, and Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic and Dates)
  • More delicious and healthy recipes to take home and incorporate into your family’s diet
  • Cruciferous snacks for nibbling while you learn.
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Furloughed federal employees get help feeding their families

Furloughed federal workers and those working without paychecks because of the U.S. government shutdown got some help feeding their families Wednesday as Foodbank of Santa Barbara County distributed food to them at three locations.

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PLEASE NOTE: Updates have made been since the publication of this article. The Lompoc location has been changed from the Methodist Church to the Federal Correctional Staff Housing Center, located at 242 Oakridge Road in Lompoc.

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Santa Barbara County Non-Profit Helping Public Prepare For Disasters With Emergency Food Kits

The one year anniversary of the deadly 1/9 debris flow in Montecito was not only a chance to remember those who lost their lives, and were injured. It helped focus new attention on the issue of preparedness. In the wake of the Thomas Fire, and Montecito debris flow, a non-profit agency which normally focuses on feeding the hungry in Santa Barbara County is making available disaster preparedness food kits.

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Purchase Disaster Box Here

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