News and information on the role that government, small business, the nonprofit sector and philanthropy play in creating healthy and vibrant communities.

SNAP Cuts Places Youth At Risk
In a CLASP report, the benefit cuts of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly referred to as Food Stamps), places economically-disadvantaged young adults at risk. According...more



Healthy Food Price Cuts Can Improve Diets
According to a study from the RAND Corporation, reducing supermarket prices of healthy foods increases the amount of fruits, vegetables and whole grains that people consume. Researchers evaluated...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

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

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

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

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

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

NC Black Caucus Calls HHS to Get Food Stamp Delays to Recipients
The North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus urged the state Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to get people their food assistance quickly. Some local recipients are seeing delays in...more

Farmers Being Paid for Welcoming Migratory Birds
Backed by the Nature Conservancy and started with data from eBird, the BirdReturns program pays rice farmers in the flight path of migratory shore birds to keep their fields flooded with irrigation...more





Nobel Peace Prize winner, founder of Grameen Bank and chairman, Muhammad Yunus, writes about happiness: That happinessĀ comes from many sources, not as the current economic framework assumes, just from making money.




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