Nutrition Education Blog

Can Processed Foods be Part of a Healthy Diet?

By Josh Elliot | March 26, 2024

Most foods are processed – changed, prepared or packaged – in some way before we eat them. They fall somewhere on a spectrum from minimally processed (like salad mix, bagged…

Eat the Rainbow: Embracing Your Health with the Mediterranean Diet

By Josh Elliot | March 12, 2024

By Julie Thomas – Gleaners Nutrition Education Team             The Mediterranean diet has grown in popularity, not only for its delicious foods but also for its array of health benefits. This…

National Nutrition Month

By Josh Elliot | March 5, 2024

By Laura Ritacco, RDN  – Gleaners Nutrition Education Team Every year, as we start our transition from the cold winter months into the warmer, sunnier days of spring, everyone is…

Meatless Mondays

By Josh Elliot | February 27, 2024

By Hannah Doerr – Gleaners Nutrition Education Team Meatless Monday is a global movement that encourages people to reduce meat in their diet for their health and the health of the…

Veggie Versatility

By Josh Elliot | February 13, 2024

by Jake Bekemeyer – Gleaners Nutrition Education Team Vegetables are some of the most versatile ingredients in the kitchen. They can be used as the centerpiece of a meal, side dish,…

American Heart Month & Boosting Cardiovascular Health

By Josh Elliot | February 5, 2024

By Laura Ritacco, RDN – Gleaners Nutrition Education Team Disclaimer: The following content is for informational and educational purposes only and should not substitute the advice of your medical professional.…

Foodborne Illness and How to Avoid Making Others Sick

By Josh Elliot | January 30, 2024

By Brian Doerschuk – Gleaners Nutrition Education Team Impacts of Foodborne Illness Foodborne illness impacts millions of people worldwide. In fact, roughly 48 million people in the US alone are estimated…

Food Safety Blog

What is Cross-Contamination?

By Kailey Fulton | January 16, 2024

By Brian Doerschuk – Gleaners Nutrition Education Team What is Cross-Contamination? Cross-Contamination is when pathogens (harmful bacteria or viruses) are transferred from one surface to another. This happens frequently in a…

Let the kids join in the kitchen!

By Josh Elliot | December 5, 2023

By Paloma Cortez Doing kitchen chores with kids is a fun and helpful way to get them engaged and entertained. When the little ones are having fun, they learn better…

Don’t Leave Leftovers Behind

By Josh Elliot | November 20, 2023

by Jake Bekemeyer Leftovers. Some people love them, some people hate them; but everyone has them at some point. Having them is one thing, using them is another. The number…

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