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Room For Improvement In Elementary School Children's Lunches And Snacks From Home

Andrea Grossman, Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus Open a child’s lunch box and you’re likely to find that the lunches and snacks inside fall short of federal guidelines. Those are the findings of a study conducted by researchers at...

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2014-07-17 12:32:03

AFGE urges government to allow public comment on rule before enactment WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees says the public should be allowed to review and comment on a U.S Department of Agriculture plan to overhaul the poultry inspection system before the rule takes effect. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131120/MM21150LOGO USDA submitted a revised version of the rule to the Office of Management and Budget on...

2014-07-07 08:22:25

WALNUT, California, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB: VSPC) today announced that the company has signed a Giant King Grass Supply Contract with ReSource BioEnergy, Inc. to supply Giant King Grass for its bioenergy projects in Jamaica. Giant King Grass propagation nodes were harvested from the VIASPACE nursery in California, inspected by the United States Department of Agriculture which issued a phytosanitary certificate, and were shipped to Jamaica where Giant King...

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...

2014-06-25 23:00:23

A nutrition education program in low-income child care centers can improve a child’s at-home consumption of vegetables and low-fat/fat-free milk, according to a study by researchers from RTI International, Altarum Institute, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The study, published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, is the first to examine and find that a multicomponent nutrition-education program for low-income preschool-aged children and parents in a child...

2014-06-16 16:25:10

AMES, Iowa, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ames, Iowa-based vaccine producer, Harrisvaccines, today announced it has been granted United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) conditional licensure of the company's Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) Vaccine, RNA utilizing its SirraVax(SM )RNA Particle Technology. This is the first USDA conditional license granted for a PEDv vaccine since the initial outbreak, and it will allow Harrisvaccines to sell their vaccine directly to the...

2014-06-11 12:22:58

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Concerned that proposed cuts to federal agriculture conservation programs will have dire consequences for agriculture, the environment, and food security, more than 30 groups today urged Congress to honor the commitments made in the 2014 Farm Bill and restore hundreds of millions of dollars in additional cuts to critical conservation programs. In a letter sent today to House and Senate Appropriators, American Farmland Trust, National...

2014-06-10 16:29:19

DAVIS, Calif., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The new 2014 Farm Bill brought changes in conservation, commodity programs, crop insurance, rural development programs, loans, disaster programs, energy opportunities and much more. Many of these changes will take full effect in fiscal year 2015, beginning October 1, 2014. Interested farmers, ranchers, agencies and organizations are welcome to attend workshops to hear about these and other Farm Bill changes from four USDA...

2014-06-10 12:33:37

AFGE asks lawmakers to support amendment preventing industry takeover of poultry inspections WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees is calling on House lawmakers to prevent the U.S. Department of Agriculture from implementing a new poultry inspection system that would jeopardize worker and food safety and put the American public at risk. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131120/MM21150LOGO Rep. Rosa DeLauro of...

2014-06-10 08:32:22

MINNEAPOLIS, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Minnesota School Nutrition Association (MSNA) is urging Minnesota's Members of Congress to support the House Fiscal Year 2015 Agriculture Appropriations Bill, scheduled for a vote this week, and provide schools the flexibility they need to plan healthy meals that students will eat. MSNA represents 2900 school nutrition professionals who know firsthand how new federal regulations have impacted school menus, student acceptance of...

2014-06-04 11:14:56

University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences When participants in a local Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program received vouchers for fruits and vegetables at area farmers markets, they ate a greater variety of vegetables and more often chose fruits or vegetables as snacks. But a survey comparing prices at grocery stores and farmers markets showed that better produce prices could be found in local supermarkets, says a new University of Illinois...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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