4 Great Reasons to Eat More Veggies

By Kristi Friesen, Registered Dietitian at Project Open Hand Why eat more vegetables? A healthy diet means eating a variety of foods, and every food group is important. For National Nutrition Month and this challenge, we decided to focus on … Continue reading

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March is National Nutrition Month – “Bite into a healthy lifestyle”

By Kristi Friesen, Registered Dietitian at Project Open Hand March is national nutrition month! The theme this year is “Bite into a healthy lifestyle,” which encourages everyone to adopt eating and physical activity plans. The plans are focused on making … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Cards for Seniors in Need

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, the Young Professionals Council (YPC) organized a fun evening of crafting (see pictures here!) to create Valentine’s Day cards for Project Open Hand’s Senior Lunch Program. The group decorated over 150 cards and handed them out … Continue reading

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Rebecca Katz’s Magic Mineral Broth Recipe

by Melanie Beckwith, Young Professionals Council member My family discovered the recipe for Magic Mineral Broth in Rebecca Katz’s Cancer Fighting Cookbook when my mother started treatment for melanoma.  It became a staple in her diet during her seven-month battle … Continue reading

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When Nonprofits Need Help, POH Answers the Call

A few months ago, Project Open Hand received a call for help from Peter Claver Community, a home for previously homeless adults who have disabling HIV or AIDS. Their two staff cooks were both on medical leave for several weeks, … Continue reading

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From Our Kitchen to Yours: Chicken Eggplant Provençal Recipe

It’s eggplant season: a great time to cook up one of our clients’ favorite dishes: Chicken Eggplant Provençal. Eggplants feature a variety of vitamins and minerals, and contain important phytonutrients which have antioxidant activity that supports heart health. Eggplant is also … Continue reading

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Nourishing our Diverse Community: Xue Juan’s story

By Jane Hong, Communications Intern Xue Juan emigrated from China to the United States seven years ago, inspired by a wonderful visit with family in San Francisco. She was drawn to the City by the Bay for its friendly, welcoming … Continue reading

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Executive Director Kevin Winge Will Step Down in April

Dear Friends, It was bound to happen. After nearly 18 years of working to provide meals with love to people who are critically ill, my professional life has intersected with my personal life. In November, two of my siblings were … Continue reading

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Hearth-healthy Chocolate and Flavanols

by Kristi Friesen, Project Open Hand Registered Dietitian Dark chocolate has been shown to be a good source of heart protective antioxidants, known as flavanols. Flavanols are often limited or absent in milk and white chocolate. Raw unprocessed cocoa is … Continue reading

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Young Professionals Council Dives into 2015

by Jennifer Wieman, Young Professional Council member If you haven’t already, please meet the Young Professionals Council (YPC) of Project Open Hand (POH). As a founding member of the YPC, I think the past three and a half years have been … Continue reading

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