My Plate

Years ago, American’s looked at an abstract pyramid, called the food pyramid, for nutrition guidance. The food pyramid was a triangular diagram representing the optimal number of servings to be eaten each day from each of the basic food groups. This visual was replaced by MyPlate in 2011. MyPlate is the current nutrition guide published … Continued

Food Safety

A critical part of healthy eating is keeping foods safe. Your risk of food poisoning can be dramatically reduced by safely preparing food at home, yet 1 in 6 Americans are sickened by food poisoning each year. Follow these basic food safety guidelines to reduce your family’s risk of contracting a foodborne illness. Wash hands … Continued

Tyson Grants Provides Valuable Training for Foodbank Staffer

    Arkansas Foodbank received a $2,500 fundraising scholarship grant from Tyson Foods to attend the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy course on Developing Major Gifts. The grant funded Sherri Jones, the Arkansas Foodbank Annual Giving Director, the opportunity to attend their Major Gifts course in New York City, NY.  We are grateful for the … Continued

Reduce Waste

Did you know that Americans waste about a pound of food per person each day, equating to 150,000 tons of food? Research shows fruit and vegetables were the most likely to be thrown out, followed by dairy and then meat. An estimated 40% of all food waste occurs in the home. By following the tips … Continued

Cook at Home

Despite several avenues used to promote cooking such farmers’ markets, cookbooks, and cooking shows, many people don’t. What’s worse is now more than ever, people report not knowing how to cook. To top it all off, many people who cook meals at home aren’t really cooking, per se; they’re simply heating up convenience foods and … Continued