Latest food stamps Stories

2013-09-03 23:23:50

In response to an article published on The Kansas City Star, Colle Farmers Market, an online farmers market, discusses the growing acceptance of food stamps at local farmers markets. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) September 03, 2013 Colle Farmers Market, an online farmers market, responds to an article published on The Kansas City Star that discusses the rising acceptance of food stamps at farmers markets in Michigan. According to the article published by The Kansas City Star on August 25 titled...

2009-11-28 09:15:00

According to a recent study, nearly half of all U.S. kids will receive government food stamps at some point during their childhood, reports the Associated Press.  The study's numbers have opened up a proverbial can of worms in the public debate regarding how this data should be interpreted and what it says about the direction of the country. The study, conducted by a team of sociologists from Cornell University and Washington University, appeared this month in the journal Archives of...

2009-11-03 06:05:00

With the present recession in tow, the number of children on food stamps is expected to increase.  According to researchers, current statistics suggest that approximately half of the children in the U.S., including 90 percent of children who grow up in single-parent households and 90 percent of black children, will be on food stamps at some point between the ages of 1 and 20. Performed by researchers at Cornell University, the study is based on an analysis of the Panel Study of Income...

2009-10-08 10:59:29

The U.S. 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. The money came from a $121 billion funding bill from the Agriculture Department and the Food and Drug Administration that started Oct 1. Nutrition spending would increase $6.6 billion from 2009, due to the recession. If schools are shut down a minimum five days due to illness, the...

2009-08-12 07:45:17

A helping hand from the government may be playing a role in the obesity epidemic. Results from a 14-year study show food stamps are actually making people fatter. Researchers say people who received food stamps had a Body Mass Index 1.15 points higher than those not receiving assistance.  The longer they were in the program, the faster their BMI increased. Researchers also accounted for factors -- including income, education, local factors and race -- and still found that participants...

2009-08-11 09:52:10

The use of food stamps is associated with weight gain in women, but U.S. researchers say they don't know exactly why. The 14-year study, published in Economics and Human Biology, finds the average user of food stamps had a body mass index 1.15 points higher than non-users and the link was almost entirely based on women users, who averaged a 1.24 point higher BMI, or 5.8 pounds, than those not in the program. Study co-author Jay Zagorsky of Ohio State University's Center for Human Resource...

2009-08-10 12:10:00

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.Researchers found that the average user of food stamps had a Body Mass Index (BMI) 1.15 points higher than non-users.  The link between food stamps and higher weight was almost entirely based on women users, who averaged 1.24 points higher BMI than those not in the program, the study found.  For an average American woman, this would...

2009-07-29 15:45:33

The record number of U.S. consumers receiving food stamps has pushed a wave of new companies into accepting food stamp payments, retailers said. This is the right thing to do, Joe Portera, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Costco's Eastern and Canadian divisions told USA Today Wednesday. We'll ultimately need to expand the program to our other stores, so right now, we're working out any bugs in the system, Portera said. In its latest quarterly report, Family Dollar said...

2008-08-01 09:00:46

By Christian Palmer The federal government presented the state Department of Economic Security a check for $2 million on July 28 as a reward for improving the distribution of food stamps. DES improved its error rate to 4.87 percent in 2007 from its 8.68 error rate during the prior year. The dismal performance in 2006 prompted the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fine the department $1.5 million. The state was allowed to reinvest half of the fine into its payment-accuracy efforts, while...

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