The East Texas Food Bank celebrates Black History Month by recognizing East Texans and their contributions to our rich heritage. Each week during February, we will spotlight these historic figures. James Farmer, Jr. James Farmer Jr. was born in Marshall, TX in 1920. He became a leader in the civil
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. American Hearth Month was created to not only spread awareness of this, but also to help you know ways of preventing it! So, here are the top 8 ways of doing that: 1.
What is Fiber? Dietary fiber is the part of plant foods that can’t be digested or absorbed by the body. This is naturally found in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and beans and legumes. There are two different types of fiber, soluble and insoluble. Benefits Heart disease: fiber may help prevent
Here’s a look at some stories about the East Texas Food Bank during the month of November 2021: East Texas Food Bank’s Charlie Brown Thanksgiving returns after COVID-19 cancellation (Tyler Paper, 11/13) Rising costs, supply chain making food insecurity even more apparent (KSLA TV-12, 11/16) East Texas Food Bank to
There are a wide variety of options when it comes to fats that we consume through our food market from mono- and polyunsaturated fats, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids to hydrogenated oils and trans fats. With so many fats available, it can get confusing knowing which ones to consume, have
The holidays are here! That means more visits with family and friends and more delicious food to eat. But how can we stay on track with our normal diet with all of the delectable goodness? Here are some quick tips and trips to make sure you aren’t letting the holiday