Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other News

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State and Local Charities Push Congress to Protect Hunger-Relief Programs in the Farm Bill
More than a thousand state and local hunger-relief charities lobby Congress with a letter to strengthen and protect hunger-relief programs in the farm bill negotiations. The letter of appeal urges...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

Social Enterprise Brings Nutritious Foods to Nairobi Slums
SokoText is a social enterprise which started in London by Suraj Gudka, a Kenya-born London School of Economics graduate. Currently based in Nairobi, Suraj saw a need to help people living in the...more

Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines for Free and Reduced-Priced Meals
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released the federal income eligibility guidelines for free and reduced-price school meals and free milk for July 2013 through June...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

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

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

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

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

House Rejects Farm Bill, SNAP Not Taken Out
The trillion-dollar legislation known as the farm bill will move to separate nutrition assistance from agriculture subsidies, which means that food stamps, or SNAPs, will get removed as...more






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