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Government officials announced on Monday that one out of every seven Americans had trouble finding enough to eat in 2008, hitting the highest number in 14 years of a federal survey on â€œfood insecurity.â€
WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than one in seven, or 14.6 percent of American households, suffered from food insecurity in 2008, according to the most recent data on hunger released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture today.
With the present recession in tow, the number of children on food stamps is expected to increase.
A new study by Oregon State University researchers shows that those in poverty in rural Oregon often know what kinds of foods they should be eating, but face tough choices between eating well and spending less money for meals.
The US House set aside $82.8 billion for federal nutrition programs like food stamps and hot lunches on Wednesday, including an arrangement to pay poor families for lunches the students miss during flu epidemics.
A helping hand from the government may be playing a role in the obesity epidemic.
The use of food stamps is associated with weight gain in women, but U.S. researchers say they don't know exactly why.
The U.S. Food Stamp Program may help contribute to obesity among its users, according to a new nationwide study that followed participants for 14 years.
The record number of U.S.
HARRISBURG, Pa., March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Building on a proven track record of success, Department of Public Welfare Secretary Estelle B. Richman today announced the U.S.