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SNAP/Food Stamp Program Imperative To Alleviating U.S. Hunger

Great information from our friends at FRAC, the Food Research and Action Center: USDA researchers, using Current Population Survey data to examine SNAP’s effect on poverty from 2000 to 2009, found that the prevalence of poverty declined an average of … Continue reading

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Dinner At School: More Public Schools Dish Up 3 Meals A Day

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Too often it is after the fact that teachers discover their students are worrying less about math and and reading and more about where the next meal comes from. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, signed into … Continue reading

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Long Lines For Free School Meals, Thanks to The Economy

The number of students receiving free or reduced-price school lunches rose to 21 million last school year, up from 18 million in 2006-07. That number represents a 17 percent increase, according to an analysis by The New York Times of … Continue reading

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Watchdog: USDA To Audit School Food Service Companies

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s watchdog arm plans to look closely at whether the food-service-management companies running many school cafeterias are passing along all the discounts and rebates they receive from their suppliers to the districts that hire them. Education … Continue reading

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“Let’s Get To Work” – NOT

  Florida Govenor Rick Scott WHY IS THIS MAN SMILING? TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Pink slips are going out to more than 1,600 state workers in the next two days (by Friday), a grim reminder of the human toll of the … Continue reading

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Good Nutrition News For Florida Kids!

This just in, and finally there’s a bit of good news on the child nutrition front: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –  June 23, 2011 Tallahassee, FL – Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam issued the following statement today in response to Governor Rick Scott … Continue reading

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Funding For Early-Childhood Education Declined From 2009 To 2010

Funding for early-childhood education declined between 2009 and 2010, even as the Obama administration urged states to increase pre-kindergarten programs for 3- and 4-year-olds, according to a study released earlier this week by the National Institute for Early Education Research. … Continue reading

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