Second Harvest of Silicon Valley’s nutrition policy and nutrition education program are designed to help our clients make nutritious choices for themselves and their families, while aligning with the latest nutritional science. We are committed to supporting the health and well-being of our clients.
Because our clients are in an area with one of the highest costs of living in the nation, many are having to make difficult choices between paying for food, housing, medication, transportation and other necessities. With limited budgets come limited nutritional options as well.
Chronic hunger and poor health outcomes intersect. Research has shown that poor nutrition significantly contributes to diet-related conditions such as hypertension, Type 2 diabetes and weight concerns. Food insecurity has also been linked to high levels of stress, which may lead to inflammation and damaged metabolism. Nutritious food can help to prevent or manage the health conditions that are highly prevalent in the community.