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Healthy Food. Healthy Farms. · 1d ago

Help us end the stigma!

These days as many as half of all households in the United States will rely on assistance from the government at some point, just for basic necessities like food.For most, it will be a short...
Healthy Food. Healthy Farms. · 2d ago

WHO IS POOR IN AMERICA?

In 2016, 40.6 million people, or 12.7% of the population, lived in poverty, for example, a family of four that earned less than $24,339. One-third of those living in poverty were children un...
Healthy Food. Healthy Farms. · 3d ago

NUTRITION AND FOOD SYSTEMS

A new report takes a food systems approach to recommendations for reducing the double burden of malnutrition—obesity in the presence of widespread hunger and its consequences.  A food system...
Healthy Food. Healthy Farms. · 3d ago

A SNAP Challenge that did not happen

So, I was planning to do the SNAP Challenge the week of September 17.  Instead, as some of you know, I was in the hospital at Upstate that week after having a seizure the Thursday evening be...
Healthy Food. Healthy Farms. · 4d ago

CELEBRITY CHEFS TAKE ON FOOD WASTE

A new documentary from chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain wants to bring the issue of food waste into movie theaters, living rooms—and hopefully kitchens—around the country. “WASTED! T...
Healthy Food. Healthy Farms. · 5d ago

UNPAID SCHOOL MEAL POLICIES

USDA requires school districts to have a policy for collecting school meal fees and on how to handle situations when a student who is not certified to receive free school meals  arrives in t...
Healthy Food. Healthy Farms. · 5d ago

Defeated by the SNAP Challenge before it even starts

Another take on the SNAP Challenge, where people try to live on the SNAP average budget of $4.60 per person per day for their food..."My husband and I were planning on trying the SNAP challe...
Healthy Food. Healthy Farms. · 5d ago

VETERANS GOING HUNGRY

The Department of Veterans Affairs will screen all veterans who visit its health-care facilities for hunger, asking them whether they've struggled to afford food in the past three months. Ve...
Healthy Food. Healthy Farms. · 1W ago

WIC PARTICIPATION DROPS

More than 8 million low-income pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and children up to age 5 received WIC benefits in 2014 — including food, nutrition education, and breastfeeding support. ...
Healthy Food. Healthy Farms. · 1W ago

Hunger 101 at SLU

Yesterday, I presented our Hunger 101 program for a class called "Literary Harvest" at SLU.Since the students have been doing a lot of reading about food system and hunger issues, it was an ...