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.

Volunteers Help Pack 2 Million Meals for Hungry Children
Volunteers from various organizations and agencies have come together to pack pack 2 million-plus meals to feed hungry children in El Salvador, Haiti and the Philippines. The 2 Million Meals...more



New Initiatives to Increase New Yorker Access to Healthy Farm-Fresh Produce
Two food and nutrition programs are being announced to increase New Yorkers' access to farmers markets' produce and foster healthy eating. The Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program is being...more

Sweet Dessert Recipes Sought for Foundation Cookbook
The Clinton Community Development Foundation is gathering dessert recipes from community residents to round up its "Sweets of the South" cookbook. The Foundation is going to use the proceeds to...more

Nutrition, Cost and Benefits Study of Fresh Foods Compared to Canned Goods
A new study appearing in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine finds that canned foods packed on nutrition, affordability and safety, helping people boost their fruit and vegetable...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

Muslim Groups are Putting Their Faith in Food Banks for Communities in Need
Ali Jawad, a 22-year-old business student and volunteer at a Muslim food bank in London, sees people picking up packaged goods to feed themselves for the next week. Food banks in the UK are...more

Western Cape: Cultivating Partnerships for Agriculture and Rural Economic Development
A one-day Partnership Exchange Laboratory will be hosted by the Western Cape Economic Development Partnership (EDP), which will be held in Durbanville on June 10. The Partnership Exchange...more

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Small Business Innovation Research welcomes science-based small business firms to submit research applications. The research will focus on the...more

Retired Oregon Teacher Leads Food Pantry to Serve Low-Income Students
Chris Ferguson, a retired teacher in the Bethel School District, has led a farmers' market-like food pantry at Cascade Middle School every Monday for the last year. At 62, Ferguson is one of the...more

Saving On Calories Lets An App Donate Them To A Local Food Bank
Every time you cook or buy food at a restaurant, the latest innovation in apps calculates the number of calories you've saved and donates the same amount to a local food bank. Called FoodTweeks,...more






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A Blended Learning Program in Social Enterprise

A Blended Learning Program in Social Enterprise
As The Guardian creates a blended learning programme in social enterprise, people are invited to shape their...



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