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New Report Reveals Changes in Army Dining Facilities Spur Healthy Eating
According to a new report published by the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, obesity is increasing among the military. As a solution to fight obesity, a team of researchers...more



Social Enterprise Aligns Marketing Campaign to Stay Competitive in Food Industry
The Freedom Bakery, founded by Matt Fountain, has a traditional social enterprise mission but operates as a Community Interest Company (CIC) limited by shares. Fountain describes his business as a...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

Parent and Children Chats Focusing on Weight Links to Increased Risk for Unhealthy Eating
According to a study published Online First by JAMA Pediatrics, parent and child conversations that delve on weight and size are linked with an increased risk for unhealthy weight-control...more

Pope Francis Supports Caritas Internationalis Campaign to End Hunger
Faith leaders, along with Pope Francis, will participate in a prayer service supporting a global campaign to end hunger. The Caritas Internationalis campaign, the "One Human Family, Food for...more

NC Black Caucus Calls HHS to Get Food Stamp Delays to Recipients
The North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus urged the state Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to get people their food assistance quickly. Some local recipients are seeing delays in...more

Building Resilience to Climate Change and Delivering Agricultural Growth
Leading global institutions address actions that are required to strengthen resilience to climate change and deliver increased food production, employment and food security. Global representatives...more

SNAP Continues to Face Deep Cuts in Congress This Thanksgiving
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that renders support to ensure access to food for needy families has suddenly been faced with continuous cuts in Congress. The House-passed...more

Greener Living Tour Helps New Yorkers Save Money and Planet
LG and Good Housekeeping "Greener Living" tour launched its green living advocacy near the Union Square Greenmarket Farmers Market and taught New Yorkers that it's easy being "green". Event...more

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BrightFarms, a company specializing in the construction of urban farms, is converting a Washington, D.C. vacant lot into the world's largest urban greenhouse. The new greenhouse will be built in...more




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