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“Lights on Afterschool” Raises Awareness

More than 1 million Americans  celebrated the 11th annual Lights On Afterschool on October 21, 2010. A project of the Afterschool Alliance, the event is designed to call attention to the afterschool programs that keep kids safe, inspire them to learn … 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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41.8 Million Americans Received SNAP/Food Stamps In July 2010

The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) reports that in July 2010, SNAP/Food Stamps participation set a new record: 41,836,330 persons, an increase of 560,873 individuals from July 2010, the prior record level, and an increase of more than 6.2 … Continue reading

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All Children Deserve Access To Nutritious Food!

via Florida Impact on Twitter: All Children deserve access to nutritious food! Pass H.R. 5504. NO cuts to SNAP. Sign the Florida Paper Plate Campaign. http://ht.ly/2LWZS

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Florida Insurers Stop Writing ‘Child-Only’ Health Policies

The Palm Beach Post reports that most of Florida’s major health insurers have stopped writing new “child-only” insurance policies – some pulling out of the market just days before the health-care overhaul requires insurers to provide full coverage to kids with … Continue reading

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USA Today Publishes Hunger in America Supplement

FRAC (Food Resource And Action Center) President Jim Weill, who wrote the foreword to USA Today’s Hunger in America supplement, shared in it a laundry list of troubling facts. Here’s just two – In 2008, 49 million people lived in households facing food-insecurity (according to USDA), and … Continue reading

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Americans Are Still Not Eating their Vegetables :(

via Gawker & the New York Times: Americans hate vegetables. Every possible trick, tactic and marketing ploy has failed. We will forever be a nation of spongey vegetablephobes. So say the New York Times in a long investigation of why … Continue reading

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