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Let’s Build A Healthy Meal

Each meal is a building block in your healthy eating style. Make sure to include all the food groups throughout the day. Make fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy, and protein food part of your daily meals and snacks. Also, limit added sugars saturated fat, and sodium. Make half your plate veggies
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Hunger hurts our kids’ futures

A child’s chance for a bright tomorrow starts with getting enough food to eat today. Did you know that over 85,000 East Texas children – 1 in every 4 kids – may not know where they will get their next meal? Kids who don’t get enough to eat — especially during their first
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Marsha turned to food pantry when she “didn’t have anything”

We met Marsha while she was visiting an East Texas Food Bank pantry partner. She lives alone now since her family moved to Dallas. “I love to be around my family and like to travel,” she said. Marsha has two girls and two grandchildren. Marsha retired in 2014 after years
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“It felt like Christmas. Even better when I opened the box and saw all the food.”

Mail delivery is always an exciting time for us here at the East Texas Food Bank. Not only do we receive generous gifts from our donors and supporters, we also get letters from families that have been helped by our partner food pantries and feeding programs. Today, we wanted to
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USDA will increase SNAP benefits due to Thrifty Food Plan review

The US Department of Agriculture announced on Monday an increase to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits due to a review of the Thifty Food Plan, mandated by a bipartisan farm bill that was passed in 2018. Monthly benefits in Texas will rise approximately 27% starting in October. “It
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10 Tips to Get Enough Dairy Throughout the Day

The Dairy Group includes milk, yogurt, cheese and fortified soymilk. They provide calcium, vitamin D, potassium, protein and other nutrients needed for good health throughout life. Choices should be low-fat or fat-free—to cut calories and saturated fat. How much dairy is needed in a day? Older children, teens, and adults
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