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2014-07-28 10:08:55

New York University Vouchers to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers markets increase the amount of produce in the diets of some families on food assistance, according to research led by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. The study, which appears online in Food Policy, suggests that farmers market vouchers can be useful tools in improving access to healthy food. This finding validates a new program created by the Agricultural Act of 2014, or...

2014-07-01 23:03:18

The Great Plains Food Bank recently received a grant to help build awareness of nutritional assistance programs with North Dakota’s military veterans. Fargo, North Dakota (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 The Great Plains Food Bank recently received a grant to help build awareness of nutritional assistance programs with North Dakota’s military veterans. North Dakota has over 56,000 veterans, some with a service-related disability, unemployed or working in a low-wage position. The state estimates...

2014-06-04 20:21:02

Increased Income Guidelines Expand Eligibility LOS ANGELES, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) customer Consuelo Torres, a single mother of two girls in Lennox, Calif., says she is grateful that the company, along with the Maravilla Foundation, replaced the original heater in her 1935 home during a cold spell earlier this year. Keith Barton, another SoCalGas customer, also had work done in his North Hollywood, Calif., home. They took part in the Energy Savings...

2014-05-27 23:01:59

Farmers markets across Minnesota sign on to accept EBT and offer Market Bucks incentive; ease of use and increased buying power fuels increase in number of SNAP participants shopping at markets Eagan, Minnesota (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 Access to fresh, affordable food continues to be a challenge that low-income Minnesotans face as they strive to eat healthier. A collaborative effort by rural and urban farmers markets, the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue...

2014-05-07 11:05:54

Although the United States is spending more on welfare than ever before, most of that money is going to better-off families rather than the very poorest. Robert A. Moffitt, the Krieger-Eisenhower professor of economics at Johns Hopkins University, found that the U.S. has gotten more generous over time in supporting low-income families, spending 74 percent more inflation-adjusted dollars on welfare programs in 2007 than in 1975. But for the 2.5 million single parent families with the...

2014-03-12 16:28:09

CHICAGO, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Food banks across the nation, and the millions of low-income people who turn to them for help, are still reeling from the effects of an unusually cold and snowy winter season, according to Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger-relief organization. The harsh winter, combined with the November 2013 cut of $5 billion in fiscal year 2014 to the food stamp program (now officially named the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,...

2014-02-04 23:25:03

Author NiaNia and Chef Jerry Greenwood joined forces to create affordable and nutritious meal recipes for only $4.25 per day! Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 With many Americans still rebuilding their financial standing as they recover from the recession—food budgets for many families have significantly been reduced. In fact, many American families are not only struggling financially, but are relying on programs such as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) to...

2014-02-04 16:30:18

CHICAGO, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement attributable to Bob Aiken, CEO of Feeding America: "Today the Senate passed the new farm bill, which cleared the House last week. President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law soon. "Feeding America strongly opposes the $8.6 billion cut to SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) included in the legislation. The bill will result in about 850,000 low-income households losing an average of $90 in monthly...

2014-02-04 16:30:11

Congress Cuts Food Assistance Even as Hunger Plagues More Than 1 in 9 Children WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Defense Fund strongly opposes the cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and points to its newly released The State of America's Children(®) 2014 showing more than 1 in 9 children lack access to adequate food - 23 percent higher than before the recession. With millions of poor children and families still struggling, federal...

2014-01-29 12:28:07

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Jeffrey Levi, PhD, executive director of Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and chair of the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health on the Conference Report on H.R. 2642 - Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, also known as the Farm Bill, which was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives today. (Logo:...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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