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.

Social Enterprise Launches Children\
In partnerhsip with Netiya, social enterprise Project CREED launches its newest book, "Back to the Source." The book is a Los Angeles project that targets the need for a better and more...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

One-stop Health Food Shop In West Harlem Entices Residents\
The West Harlem Community Center Healthy Food Hub offers a one-stop health food shop to bring healthy food options for low-income residents. An empty, commercial property was transformed into a...more

Food Stamps Saved Millions Out of Poverty in 2012
In the government's annual update on income, poverty and health insurance coverage, the report states that food stamps kept 4 million Americans out of poverty in 2012. The report finds that SNAP...more

Changes in Food Nutrition Labeling to Help Consumers Make Better Food Choices
Nutrition facts label, introduced 20 years ago, provides consumers with essential information including serving size, number of calories, amount of nutrients per serving, etc. Over the years,...more

OASIS Program Revivify Healthy Habits in Kids
CATCH Healthy Habits, an evidence-based program provided by the OASIS Institute consists of grown up volunteers coaxing grades K-5 kids to "catch healthy habits." The volunteer program is...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

Parent Nutrition Report Cards Helpful for Gaining Healthier Nutrition
A pilot study from the Cornell University learns that for healthier nutrition, parents should also receive a nutrition report card. According to Cornell behavioral economists Brian Wansink and...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

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






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Oxfordshire Billed As Britain’s First Social Enterprise County


Oxfordshire Billed As Britain’s First Social Enterprise County

Social Enterprise UK  named Oxfordshire  county as Britain’s first-ever 'Social Enterprise Place’. According to Social Enterprise UK, the county was crowned the title because it is “committed to supporting businesses that hold a social or environmental mission and reinvest their profits for good.”




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