Tag Archives: Health

USDA Funds More Fresh Fruits And Veggies For School Kids

Via Reuters – State agencies will get more federal funding to provide fresh fruits and vegetables at schools, the U. S. Department of Agriculture announced on Wednesday. The $48 million increase in funding for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program represents … Continue reading

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Share Our Strength Pitches “No Kid Hungry” At National Govenor’s Meeting

Inspiring news from the front lines of the child hunger battle: Share Our Strength laid the groundwork for expanding the reach of their “No Kid Hungry” campaign into new states through a series of events recently at the National Governors Association’s annual … Continue reading

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Kids Growing up to Be Soldiers? NOT!

Slightly off-subject for us, but troubling news: Whether you are pro or anti-military, the simple fact is that most young adults in the U.S. cannot qualify for military service, and one major reason lies with our troubled educational system. USA … Continue reading

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Hello, 2011

2010: A year of crisis, challenge, difficulty, intensity, obstacles, accomplishments, disillusionment, highs, lows … and yet as the year comes to a close, we are inspired with renewed hope for a better tomorrow and for continued progress in the fight … Continue reading

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Fast-Food Chains Market Unhealthy Meal Options To Youth-We’re Shocked!

Direct from the “stating the obvious” department, the information is still frightening: The average preschooler sees almost three fast-food restaurant ads a day and is rarely offered a healthy meal option, a new study from Yale’s Rudd Center for Food … Continue reading

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USDA Announces 2010 Grants For Promotion Of Farmers Markets

The USDA has announced 2010 grants for the Farmers Market Promotion Program, with a stated goal of expanding consumer access to food and promoting new income opportunities for food producers. More than one million dollars will go to 27 new … Continue reading

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October 1st CQ Researcher

Purportedly focusing on the issue of “Preventing Obesity,” the October 1, 2010 CQ Researcher, published by CQ Press, is out and it is an amazing resource that fuels a much broader discussion of the role of food in our society. Here’s just … Continue reading

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