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In a University of Illinois research, an innovative program had two secret weapons in enabling Latino families increase their veggies and fruits intake while lowering soda binges. The study...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

Native Agriculture and Food Systems College Scholarship Program
First Nations Development Institute announces its Native Agriculture and Food Systems College Scholarship Program that Native American college students pursuing careers in agriculture and...more

SNAP Continues to Face Deep Cuts in Congress This Thanksgiving
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that renders support to ensure access to food for needy families has suddenly been faced with continuous cuts in Congress. The House-passed...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

Pizza Shop Helps Homeless for $1 Donations For Slices
Owner Mason Wartman of Rosa's Fresh Pizza urges customers to leave sticky notes of encouragement for the homeless after making $1 donations for slices of pizza. The sticky notes used to be how...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

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

On Forbes Social Entrepreneur Show: Mystery Grain Amaranth and Puente  la Salud
Devin Thorpe of Forbes, also speaker and author of Your Mark On The World, interviews Kate Seely and Katherine Lorenz of Puente a la Salud, a nonprofit organization helping the people of Oaxaca,...more

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





A Singaporean program called “Social Inc.” features new rising social enterprises each episode and couples them with a CEO mentor who will help augment their chances for success.




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