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2014-09-19 12:26:49

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the House and Senate yesterday each introduced legislation to authorize the Feed the Future Initiative. The House's Feed the Future Global Food Security Act of 2014 and the Senate's Global Food Security Act of 2014 were introduced by Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) and Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), respectively. The bills are cosponsored by Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) and Sens. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), and...

2014-09-16 16:26:31

Partnership Will Provide More Than 300,000 Meals Over Three Years in Charlotte CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Charlotte Hornets announced today that the organization has teamed up with Food Lion on a multi-year, multi-faceted partnership that establishes Food Lion Feeds as the Official Hunger Relief Partner of the Charlotte Hornets. The two organizations tipped off the partnership this afternoon at Highland Renaissance Academy in Charlotte, N.C., by distributing...

2014-09-08 12:30:56

Bank's commitment to hunger relief exceeds $10 million through Give A Meal program CHICAGO, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America and Bank of America today announced the kickoff of the highly successful Give A Meal program. The annual giving campaign that has resulted in more than 100 million meals for families and individuals in need across the country with over 40 million meals coming in just through last year's program. The initiative has proven to be one of...

2014-09-04 12:23:05

Policymakers and Nutrition Experts Address Florida's Critical Food Access and Nutrition Challenges TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) today hosted its second annual Florida Hunger-Relief Forum in Bradenton at Renaissance on 9(th), bringing together local, state and national policymakers and nutrition experts to help drive advocacy and action on hunger and nutrition issues. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060331/MOSAICLOGO Keynote speaker...

2014-09-04 08:32:29

September is Hunger Action Month - an Ideal Time for Communities to Unite in the Fight Against Hunger and Continue to Make a Difference via The Great American Milk Drive WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From coast to coast, thousands of families in need have benefited from milk donations to The Great American Milk Drive, the first-ever nationwide program to deliver highly desired and nutrient-rich gallons of milk to hungry families who need it. Since April, Feeding America has...

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2014-09-04 08:09:09

Charlotte Erlanson-Albertsson, Lund University A spinach extract containing green leaf membranes called thylakoids decreases hedonic hunger with up to 95% - and increases weight loss with 43%. This has been shown in a recently published long-term human study at Lund University in Sweden. [ Watch the Video: Spinach Extract Curbs Appetite, Sugar Cravings ] Hedonic hunger is another term for the cravings many people experience for unhealthy foods such as sweets or fast food, a common...

2014-09-03 12:33:05

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its annual report, Household Food Security in the United States 2013. The report reveals that 14.3 percent of U.S. households were food-insecure in 2013. This number is a slight decline since 2011 but remains well above the rates of food insecurity recorded before the recession. "Our elected officials need to make ending hunger a national priority," said Rev. David...

2014-09-03 12:32:56

Feeding America Responds To New Report CHICAGO, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Department of Agriculture reported today that 14 percent of American households remain food insecure - meaning 1 in 7 households in the United States had difficulty at some time during the year in providing enough food for all their members. The report reinforces the significant challenges millions of American families continue to face in the wake of the recession. Household...

2014-09-03 12:20:44

Proceeds from sales of the airline's onboard snack boxes benefit Feeding America® CHICAGO, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- During Feeding America's Hunger Action Month(TM), which takes place every September, United Airlines and its customers will help provide one million meals through sales of its onboard snack boxes. Customers can help fight hunger through their purchase of Choice Menu snack boxes onboard United flights worldwide. "With just one snack box purchase, United...

2014-09-02 12:31:18

Feeding America Leads Charge and Turns Orange(TM) to Solve Hunger for 49 Million Americans CHICAGO, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hunger advocates from across the country will be wearing orange on Hunger Action Day(TM )- Thursday, September 4 - in an effort to raise awareness of the 49 million people in the United States who struggle with hunger. The "Turn Orange" campaign is just one of many events taking place across the country as part of Feeding America's Hunger Action Month, a...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.