Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other News

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Southeast Raleigh Nonprofit Grocery Store Provides Shopping Oasis in Food Desert
The Ship of Zion Ministries and Hope Community Church sponsored a new nonprofit grocery store backed by Whole Foods market. The 900-foot Galley Grocery Store smack dab in Southeast Raleigh shelves...more



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

Virtual Foodbank Pairs Up Surplus With Scarcity
Aoibheann O'Brien and Iseult Ward, Trinity College graduates, have found an ingenious way to distribute food fare to the needy by connecting charities in need of food with businesses that have too...more

For Every Drink of Coffee, You Give Light To The World
For every pound of LIFT coffee consumed, Southwest Airlines has donated to green-energy projects in coffee growing areas. The Guatemala Light Project is the recipient of these donations, which is a...more

Parent Nutrition Report Cards Helpful for Gaining Healthier Nutrition
A pilot study from the Cornell University learns that for healthier nutrition, parents should also receive a nutrition report card. According to Cornell behavioral economists Brian Wansink and...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

Local Ministry Volunteers Help Feed The Homeless
A local ministry in Tulsa is helping make a difference in the lives of the city's homeless. Volunteers from Tattooed Heart Ministries are bringing hope to the homeless and hungry by preparing...more

Michigan Human Services Nonprofits Fight Approaching SNAP Cuts
Michigan residents are encouraged by the League for Public Policy to get in touch with their legislators to voice out their concerns about the nearing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)...more

Latest Approach to Prevent Childhood Obesity in Latino Communities, Study Finds
In the March issues of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, new studies from Salud America! The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Research Network to Prevent Obesity Among Latino Children...more

SNAP Benefit Cuts Foil Chances for Progress
The 2009 Recovery Act's temporary boost to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has expired, resulting in benefit cuts for many program participants, especially children and families...more




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