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2011-09-15 05:00:00

Online Pledge Strengthens Balanced Family Meals to Raise Healthy, Successful Children SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dairy Council of California is bringing together National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month (September) and National Eat Better, Eat Together Month (October) to offer one easy step toward improving our national health crisis. Because children who eat with their families have healthier diets, are less likely to be overweight and do better in...

2011-09-10 07:00:00

Lisa Akoury-Rossâs new cookbook, New American Cuisine for Todayâs Family: Fresh Ideas to Prepare Healthy Mediterranean Meals in Under 30 Minutes, focuses on helping todayâs busy family prepare quick meals without sacrificing nutrition or flavor. (PRWEB) September 10, 2011 Tomorrow, families across America will add an invaluable new tool to their meal preparation arsenal. Lisa Akoury-Rossâs new cookbook, New American Cuisine for...

2011-09-07 12:16:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hunger-Free Minnesota (www.hungerfreemn.org) announced today that new data shows that Minnesota's use of the school breakfast program remains very low. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) currently reimburses schools at a rate of $1.21* for every breakfast served to those students eligible for free and reduced-price breakfasts; however, new data for 2010 shows that most schools and families aren't accessing that support, leaving a...

2011-08-30 11:42:00

AARP Foundation report finds 1 in 11 Americans 50-plus at risk of hunger WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 9 million Americans 50 and older face the risk of hunger according to new research commissioned by AARP Foundation. The report, "Food Insecurity Among Older Adults," found more than nine percent of older Americans were at risk of hunger in 2009--a 79 percent increase since 2001. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070209/NYF043LOGO) The research,...

2011-08-29 10:40:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As students across the country head back to school, one of America's best known "students," actor Mark Salling is partnering with ConAgra Foods to raise awareness about a serious issue facing more than 17 million children nationwide: child hunger. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110829/CG59007) According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 17 million children are at risk of hunger. That's nearly one in four kids who are...

2011-08-19 00:00:30

Loneliness "“ it's one of the most serious obstacles to good nutrition for seniors. In the United States, approximately 40 percent of the population age 75 and older "“ 6.7 million people "“ lives alone, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. These seniors face significant socialization challenges, particularly when it comes to lack of shared mealtime experiences. The Home Instead Senior Care® network has announced the Craving CompanionshipSM program to help family...

2011-08-03 06:10:00

DALLAS, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Meals to Live introduces the first ever grocery store line of frozen meals that is chef-created specifically for people living with diabetes. Innovatively designed and nutritionally focused, Meals to Live offers a variety of great tasting and convenient entrees including Chicken Fajita with Santa Fe Rice, Shrimp Jambalaya and Chili Relleno with Chicken and Ranchero sauce. Nearly 26 million Americans live with diabetes (including children) and another...

2011-07-29 09:06:00

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Volunteers from SodexoMAGIC, LLC and BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee will hold an end-of-summer barbeque for Chattanooga youth today, celebrating the service of nearly 21,000 free summer lunches this year funded by a Feeding Our Future® grant from the Sodexo Foundation. Now in its 5th year in Chattanooga and 15th year nationally, Sodexo's Feeding Our Future program provides school children who rely on free and...

2011-07-22 00:01:02

FitFul to deliver post-race nutrition to 30,000 participants in the 2011 edition of the Marine Corps Marathon. Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) July 21, 2011 "We are excited to see another major race adopt our FitFulâ“ž¢ Race Day pack as their preferred post-race nutrition solution for their participants" said Sergio Radovcic, CEO of FitFul Inc." Our mission is to provide athletes of all levels with the nutrition they need and deserve at the right time. Our focus is on...

2011-07-21 09:15:00

AUSTIN, Texas, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas is bringing more meals to more children this summer with the help of a $20,000 Hunger-Free Summer grant. In the Austin area, more than 155,000 children are food insecure, which means they don't always know where their next meal is coming from. The grant, awarded by the ConAgra Foods® Foundation and Feeding America®, will allow the Capital Area Food Bank to expand its summer...