Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other News

News and information on the role that government, small business, the nonprofit sector and philanthropy play in creating healthy and vibrant communities.

Ready Access to Farmers Markets Boosts Fruit and Vegetable Consumption
The latest study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center documents community-supported agriculture (CSA) programs to be a practical way for supplying fresh fruits and vegetables to under-served...more



Nutrition, Cost and Benefits Study of Fresh Foods Compared to Canned Goods
A new study appearing in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine finds that canned foods packed on nutrition, affordability and safety, helping people boost their fruit and vegetable...more

Food Safety Rules Prevent Meal Distribution to Homeless
A House bill is awaiting final approval in the Senate that would exclude volunteers from the requirement to carry a food handler's permit to serve meals to the homeless. Initiated by Rep. Steve...more

Social Enterprise Born of a Desire to Bake Healthy
Durga Menon, a software engineer who resided in the U.S. for 12 years, decided to go back to her home in Bangalore, India. Following her return home, Durga with the aim of promoting healthy eating...more

Food Stamp Cuts: Same as Taking Food Out of Children\
The US House of Representatives voted for a bill, H.R. 3102, which would strip off nutritional assistance cut benefits to millions of Americans. H.R. 3102 is projected to cut spending on SNAP and...more

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In a University of Illinois research, an innovative program had two secret weapons in enabling Latino families increase their veggies and fruits intake while lowering soda binges. The study...more

WIC Food Cost Report 2010
The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture administered the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). The WIC supplies federal...more

Hamlet Foods Cohorts with Filipino Relief Group to Create Sustainable Social Enterprise Model
Hamlet Foods has partnered with Filipino relief organization, Gawad Kalinga, to help eliminate poverty and hunger in many Filipino communities through the development of a sustainable social...more

Social Enterprise To Operate Hawker Centre To Improve Food Affordability
Singapore's National Environment Agency announces that a social enterprise will run a hawker centre to help keep its food prices affordable after its lease expired earlier this year. The agency...more

SNAP Enrollment Does Not Mean Enhanced Food Security or Dietary Quality
According to a new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, SNAP could do more to sufficiently address the problem of food insecurity and dietary quality SNAP beneficiaries...more




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