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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



Parent and Children Chats Focusing on Weight Links to Increased Risk for Unhealthy Eating
According to a study published Online First by JAMA Pediatrics, parent and child conversations that delve on weight and size are linked with an increased risk for unhealthy weight-control...more

Fighting Climate Change with Algae Farms
Italian architect Cesare Griffa has developed a system that can quickly grow and harvest micro-algae to help fight climate change and create products used for energy, food, cosmetics, or...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

Food Stamp Cuts: Same as Taking Food Out of Children\
The US House of Representatives voted for a bill, H.R. 3102, which would strip off nutritional assistance cut benefits to millions of Americans. H.R. 3102 is projected to cut spending on SNAP and...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

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

Project YEAH Course May Improve Health in Young Adults
According to a new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, the new web-based course - Project YEAH (Young Adults Eating and Active for Health) - can improve health in young...more

SNAP Benefit Cuts Put Holes in Critical Safety Net for Low-Income
Individuals who receive food subsidies through SNAP, including 22 million children and 9 million elderly and disabled people, will see a five percent cut in their monthly SNAP benefits. Families...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






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The Social Investment Tax Relief


The proposed Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) has UK civil society and social organizations stirred up this season. The supposed tax relief on investment in social impact bonds will support the UK social economy.




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