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Foodbank of Santa Barbara County’s CEO Erik Talkin Talks Thanksgiving

Erik with Daughter Mia

Erik with Daughter Mia

The BEET Question 1

“Prior to working at the Foodbank, I worked in Community Soup Kitchens for 6 years and my view of the holidays and my approach to it has never been the same.  We recognize that Thanksgiving is usually a day to get together, share with one another and make sure everyone has enough to eat.  But we should not stop on this day.  We should be figuring out how to make this possible the other 364 days of the year. We want to encourage the idea of Thanksgiving traditions, people getting together and cooking together as a family as a model for all the other days.  We often don’t think we have the time to cook together, but we actually do if we count it as the time we spend together and relate with each other as a family.  It should be continued regularly as something healthy to do together.”

The BEET Question 2

“I was brought up in England where they didn’t have Thanksgiving, but because my father was in the US Navy and we were Americans we would have Thanksgiving even though other people didn’t.  We would have a pretty standard Thanksgiving meal, we liked to make different types of stuffing, like a pretzel stuffing or a buckwheat stuffing…”

The BEET Question 3

“Yes I do, but actually this year is the first year that my family will be going to my oldest son’s house in Oakland and he’s going to cook the meal for us, rather than have the meal cooked for him. So were looking forward to that…It’s a whole new chapter…”

The BEET Question 4

“The most important thing we can do is to not focus on Thanksgiving as a special day.  Yes we want to make sure that everyone has a turkey and enough to eat on Thanksgiving, but the main thing that we need to take from this is, what happens let’s say in February? People are still going to be hungry in February.  What’s going to happen in the summer when the sun’s beating down in Santa Barbara and we think everything is wonderful? Families are still very food insecure then, so security is about being fed throughout the year, not having a feast and famine situation which only plays into ill health that is related to nutrition.”

the BEET Quetion 5

“I like stuffing, good stuffing, stuffing with buckwheat or with large Dutch pretzels…I’m definitely a stuffing guy!”

The BEET Question 6

“I’m thankful that we have such a great group of employees, volunteers, and supporters at the Foodbank who really do bring the Thanksgiving spirit the whole year round rather than the energy only being around the one time of year.  I’m very thankful for that.”

The BEET Question 7

“We want to encourage people to eat responsibly and to remember that once the New Year comes, people are still hungry and food insecure then, so it’s all about spreading the love throughout the year.  We’d also love people to inspire those in their family to be more involved with cooking and more involved with food as a way of strengthening the family and strengthening everyone’s health.”

Interview By Erin Hansen, RDN

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Do Lunch with Bestselling Author, Physician and Chef John La Puma

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newtie046large_croppedAuthor, physician and chef John La Puma will share tips on getting fit, staying healthy and how to incorporate nutrition into your family’s life in a live Facebook + Twitter chat with the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County.

By Candice Nyholt for Foodbank of Santa Barbara County | Published on 05.18.2014 5:45 p.m.

Confused about what foods are healthy? Want to learn about “culinary medicine” and how it can enhance your life? Have health and nutrition questions? Take part in a Facebook (post style) and Twitter chat with Dr. John La Puma and Foodbank of Santa Barbara County CEO Erik Talkin from noon to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Join the conversation about health and nutrition with the bestselling author, physician and chef as La Puma shares tips on getting fit, staying healthy and how to incorporate nutrition into your family’s life. The live social media chat will be moderated by Talkin, who will also be on hand to discuss the Foodbank’s role in our region’s nutrition education and resources.

To participate, visit Foodbank’s Facebook page atwww.facebook.com/FoodbankSB between noon and 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday and simply post your comment on the thread by La Puma and Talkin. They will answer your questions live! The Foodbank will also be broadcasting the Live Facebook Chat via Tweetchat so Twitter followers can also join the conversation atwww.twitter.com/FoodbankSBC under the hastag #shareyourlunch. The event is free and open to the public.

The live Facebook + Twitter event is part of Foodbank’s “Share Your Lunch” campaign going through the entire month of May. The campaign enables the community to share their lunch with others through donating the amount one might typically spend on lunch (for a day, week, month or more). The goal of the campaign is to raise $50,000 to stop summer hunger for working families, children and seniors in need.

More ways to participate in the “Share Your Lunch” campaign:

  • » Make a Donation: Click here to “Share Your Lunch” through a secure online donation.
  • » Share Your Photos: Take a photo of your own lunch at home, work or a local restaurant and share your photo with Foodbank via Facebook (Foodbank SB), Instagram (@FoodbankSBC) and Twitter (@FoodbankSBC).
  • » Tag Local Businesses: Inspire others by tagging your local grocery store, business or restaurant where you are having lunch. Include #ShareYourLunch.
  • » Spread the Word: Click here to use the Online Toolkit through which participants can share the campaign with friends and contacts using social media posts, memes and email messages.

Other ways to get involved:

  • » Challenge your colleagues to donate. Take a group photo and share on social media.
  • » Collect donations at your church, civic group or club and mail/deliver the funds to Foodbank of Santa Barbara County.
  • » Have your donation matched by your employer.
  • » Encourage your employer to sponsor.

Click here for more information about Foodbank of Santa Barbara County and the “Share Your Lunch” campaign, or to sponsor the campaign, or call 805.967.5741 x119.

— Candice Nyholt of SurfMedia Communications represents Foodbank of Santa Barbara County.

 

May 20 Live Twitter Chat – with Erik Talkin and Dr. John La Puma

Untitled-2Join us for lunch! On Tuesday, May 20 from 12-12:30 pm, Foodbank CEO Erik Talkin; and Board Member, best selling author, chef and physician Dr. John La Puma will host a live Twitter Chat about food, health and nutrition. Tweet all questions to #ShareYourLunch and be answered by experts in real time. Foodbank will also be sharing select questions on our Facebook page. Talk to you soon!

Foodbank SBC: @FoodbankSBC
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Erik Talkin: @Hunger2Health

Dr. John La Puma @JohnLaPuma