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“No Kid Hungry” Campaign Launched by Share Our Strength

Yesterday was HUGE for Share Our Strength, the nation’s leading anti-hunger advocacy organization, and for their efforts to end childhood hunger in America. November 10th was the official launch date of their No Kid Hungry Campaign, and by the time … 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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Recession Officially “Over,” But Use Of Food Stamps Stays @ Record High

Record numbers of Americans now receive SNAP/Food Stamps, more than a year after the recession has been officially deemed over. Job layoffs and reduced family incomes have driven more and more households to apply for the benefit, while the economic … Continue reading

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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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