Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other News

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Turning Swimming Pools Into Food Gardens
The Garden Pool, a solar-powered aquaponic greenhouse, was created by innovative couple Dennis and Danielle McClung in 2009 after purchasing a foreclosed home in Mesa, Arizona. With the Garden...more



Better Access to Fruits and Veggies Fail to Curb Obesity Problem
In a surprising new research by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Penn State University, US neighborhood grocery store initiative that improves access to healthy foods is...more

Volunteers Concoct Desserts at Chocolate Extravaganza
Volunteers slice up of cakes, tortes and other desserts for the Chocolate Extravaganza. The Chocolate Extravaganza event, now in its 22nd year, benefits the Pomerene Center for the Arts, a...more

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

Department of Human Services Partners with Neighborhood House to Urge SNAP Participation in Hmong and Latino Communities
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) teamed up with Neighborhood House to bring awareness about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and reach out to Hmong and Latino...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

Healthy Food Price Cuts Can Improve Diets
According to a study from the RAND Corporation, reducing supermarket prices of healthy foods increases the amount of fruits, vegetables and whole grains that people consume. Researchers evaluated...more

Looking Closer at Locally Grown Urban Produce
In a paper recently published in the September-October issue of Journal of Environmental Quality, the findings identify the issues surrounding urban agriculture. Chefs, patrons and communities are...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






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