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2012-06-13 08:23:50

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com Chips. Soda. Candy. These are a just a few examples of cheap food that is readily available for consumers at a low price. A recent report by California watchdog group Eat Drink Politics challenges the federal government to release information regarding the amount of unhealthy food and sugary soda that is paid for with food stamps; they believe that disclosure of this information is necessary in understanding the obesity epidemic. The timing of the...

2012-03-15 22:14:16

Policy change could potentially increase SNAP sales at farmers' markets, according to new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Record numbers of Americans are receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, as food stamps are now known, and many SNAP participants live in neighborhoods with little or no access to healthy food. A study conducted at the Clark Park Farmers' Market, in Philadelphia, PA, has found that making it easier for vendors...


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