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.

SNAP Cuts Places Youth At Risk
In a CLASP report, the benefit cuts of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly referred to as Food Stamps), places economically-disadvantaged young adults at risk. According...more



Hispanic Youth Exposure to Food and Beverage TV Ads Investigated
According to a study published by JAMA Pediatrics, a JAMA Network publication, Hispanic youth watched about 12 foods ads per day with the majority appearing on English-language TV and a higher...more

WRF Leads Family Farming to Reduce Poverty and Boost Food Stability
The World Rural Forum (WRF), an association for meeting and examining rural development, led its campaign to reduce world hunger and poverty. The campaign compelled the U.N. General Assembly to...more

Higlands College Students Devise Dream Kitchen for People with Disabilities
Highlands College construction technology students have used their design skills to devise a luminous new dream kitchen built for the disabled at the Silver Bow Developmental Disabilities Council in...more

Volunteers to Package 25,000 Meals for School Children
Volunteers at The Children's Hunger Project serve 1,049 children a week in 27 schools in Brevard. The project aims to lift childhood hunger and malnutrition in elementary school children with...more

Artisan Bakery Makes Bread Sustainable, Supports People with Mental Health Problems
Centre for Better Health, a Hackney community-based mental health charity, runs an artisan bakery called Better Health Bakery. The bakery offers people with mental health problems the opportunity...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

Vegetable Garden Offers Hope for Homeless in Palm Beach County
Palm Beach County's first homeless resource center in West Palm Beach, the Senator Philip D. Lewis Center, provides a donated garden from Home Depot employees where the homeless tends to an...more

Cafeteria Observation Study Finds Young Children Often Barely Take Healthy School Food Options
According to a new study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, school cafeterias may serve healthy food options but young schoolchildren often barely put it on their trays and eat...more

Behavioral Problems Associated with Soft Drink Consumption among Young Children
A new study set for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics finds that behavioral problems such as aggression, withdrawal and attention issues are linked to soft drink consumption in young...more







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