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2014-10-13 23:08:59

U.S. Department of Agriculture selects DRT Strategies as a prime contractor for its five-year, Blanket Purchase Agreement to provide technology and systems support for USDA FNS nutrition programs. Arlington, Virgina (PRWEB) October 13, 2014 DRT Strategies, Inc. (DRT) (http://www.drtstrategies.com), a leading provider of technology and management consulting services and solutions to federal agencies, the U. S. Navy, and enterprise clients in the technology and financial services sectors,...

2014-10-02 23:08:15

Maternal & Family Health Services, Inc. (MFHS) announces that its 43rd Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors and Community Luncheon will take place on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 at The Westmoreland Club, Wilkes-Barre. The agency will be presenting several awards, including a special Lifetime Achievement Award for the Honorable Phyllis Mundy. Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) October 02, 2014 – Maternal & Family Health Services, Inc. (MFHS) announces that its 43rd Annual...

2014-08-11 23:06:18

Maternal and Family Health Services (MFHS) is celebrating 40 years of providing the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program to families throughout northeastern Pennsylvania. Wilkes-Barre, PA (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 Maternal and Family Health Services (MFHS) is celebrating 40 years of providing the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program to families throughout northeastern Pennsylvania. WIC is the nation’s premier public health and nutrition education program with...

2014-08-04 23:06:57

Loving Moments by Leading Lady partners with WIC offices nationwide to support moms who cannot afford nursing bras with donation of $15,000 worth of nursing apparel. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 Loving Moments by Leading Lady, a fun, stylish and affordable nursing and maternity line available in WalMart, is celebrating World Breastfeeding Week and supporting new moms by donating $15,000 worth of nursing bras to deserving women. Through this donation, Loving Moments is offering...

2014-08-04 08:27:11

CHICAGO, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study by the federal government finds that community-based doulas - based on a program started by HealthConnect One - dramatically increase breastfeeding rates in underserved communities, where a baby's exposure to breast milk can help mitigate the impacts of poverty. "This study shows that community-based doulas can change the way our country cares for our most vulnerable moms and babies, and it can save taxpayer dollars," said...

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...

2014-06-04 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...

2014-06-04 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...

Despite Worsening Economic Conditions, Infant Health Has Improved Among US Poor
2014-05-23 03:51:50

Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs Despite worsening economic conditions for those at the bottom, infant health has steadily improved among the most disadvantaged Americans, according to a review published in Science by Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. The researchers cite programs and policies like Medicaid, the Supplemental Feeding Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and the Food...

2014-05-07 09:46:25

According to a new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior Low-income and minority communities and people participating in food assistance programs are more likely to consume fewer fruits and vegetables, depriving them of the health benefits of those foods. However, the government provides assistance, such as the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), designed to improve the dietary quality of at-risk women and children and improve...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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