One in three low-income families are missing out on government-funded vouchers for free fruit, vegetables and milk that are intended to improve the diets of pregnant women, babies and children.
Out of 402,384 people on low incomes in England who are eligible to receive Healthy Start vouchers, 135,671 (33.
VANCOUVERCanadians believe genetically modified food products should have mandatory labelling on all packages, according to a new study aiming to understand how we cope with the biotechnology on our dinner plates.
Despite the overwhelming consensus roughly 90 per cent surveyed there's also a swirl of confusion over the health and safety risks of engineered food.
Half a century ago, the CBS Reports documentary "Hunger in America" shocked middle-class Americans with depictions of desperate hunger and malnutrition across the country.
"Child malnutrition in some parts were akin to rates in third-world countries," Bob Greenstein, the founder and president of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a left-leaning think tank, talking on CBSN about the documentary, which was broadcast nationwide to a primetime audience 50 years ago this week.
Michigan Republicans are dropping a plan to exempt 17 overwhelmingly white counties from the state's proposed Medicaid work requirements.
Whole Foods Market executives emailed suppliers last Friday to announce that the company will delay the rollout of its GMO Labeling Policy. The company's comprehensive labeling policy was slated for September 1st.
The company's comprehensive labeling policy was scheduled to go into effect on September 1. A new deadline has not been announced.
Foley & Lardner LLP's (Foley) Bipartisan Public Policy Team is pleased to share our Public Policy Weekly Health Care Newsletter in which we compile the latest health care policy news and legislation. *Please note that we publish this newsletter only when Congress is in session.
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WHO Announces Plan to Eliminate Trans Fat from Global Food Supply
The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced a step-by-step guide for the elimination of industrially-produced trans-fatty acids from the global food supply. The plan consists of six steps represented by the acronym REPLACE: (i) review sources of trans fat and the landscape for policy change; (ii) promote the replacement of trans fats; (iii) legislate regulatory actions to eliminate trans fats; (iv) assess trans fat content in the food supply; (v) create awareness; and (vi) enforce compliance.
Kenya is among five countries that will receive insurance cover for farmers suffering losses caused by weather-related disasters.
This is part of a rural resilience initiative launched by the UN World Food Programme and Oxfam to protect poor farmers and strengthen their income as well as food security.
Insurers face massive claims in the wake of prolonged rains, industry brokers have warned, citing spread of floods to non-traditional areas.
The Association of Insurance Brokers of Kenya (AIBK) said poor early warning system has left the industry exposed, prompting it to set up a help desk at its secretariat to advise property and home-owners on claims procedures.
WASHINGTON The factional rancor threatening Republicans heading into the midterm elections this fall erupted into the open on Friday when a slugfest among moderates, hard-line conservatives and House leaders over immigration and welfare policy sank the party's multiyear farm bill.
The twice-a-decade measure which would have imposed strict new work requirements on food aid recipients while maintaining farm subsidies important to rural lawmakers failed on a 213-to-198 vote.
In an embarrassment for House Republican leaders, conservatives on Friday scuttled a bill that combined stricter work and job training requirements for food stamp recipients with a renewal of farm subsidies popular in GOP-leaning states.
Hard-right conservatives upset over the party's stalled immigration agenda opposed the measure, which failed by a 213-198 vote with every Democrat in opposition.
The actress and singer Zooey Deschanel has a message for Americans too poor to buy organic food: Stop eating apples, avoid fresh tomatoes, and give up on grapes, peppers, potatoes, and other items that appear among the so-called Dirty Dozen, a list of fruits and vegetables that, when farmed and harvested using standard industrial methods, tend to carry more pesticide residues.
If you can't afford to buy organic, avoid the dirty dozen and look for produce with lower pesticide levels, like asparagus, cauliflower, or mangoes, Deschanel advises viewers of her new, viral Facebook video series, Your Food's Roots.
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SNAP Back To Reality : Planet Money Congress may soon expand work requirements for people who receive benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. But do these work requirements match the reality of work itself?
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The proposed expansion of work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program commonly referred to as food stamps has been controversial.
Listen Thousands of disabled students are being forced to choose between having food to eat or having the equipment they need to study, because a new government rule means they must pay 200 towards the cost of computers they need for disability-related reasons.
The government introduced the new rule as part of its controversial reform of the disabled students' allowance (DSA) system, a non-means-tested grant that assists with the extra costs a disabled student faces during higher education study.
Follow the paths of seven dynamic cross-sector collaboratives as they implement groundbreaking approaches to transform health in America through the BUILD Health Challenge (BUILD). This case study series details how awardees from the first cohort of BUILD tackled the root causes of chronic disease in their communities over two years with approaches in: Healthy Living, Food Systems, Healthy Housing, and Community Revitalization.
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When Theresa May first stood on the steps of Downing Street she made a pledge to focus on "fighting the burning injustice" that meant people born into poverty died an average of nine years earlier than others.
But the purpose of a system is what it does.
Nearly every major news outlet has covered the shocking clip, almost as vigorously as the footage of two Black men being handcuffed and escorted out of a Philadelphia Starbucks coffee house this past April.
In an attempt to right the wrongs of the viral incident, the two men received apologies from Starbucks's founder and CEO, the chain has announced that it will close 8,000 of its stores for special diversity training later this month, the men have received a token $1 settlement from the city of Philadelphia and a promise to start a program for young entrepreneurs.
WASHINGTON ? This week, the House of Representatives may vote to add more work requirements to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps.
Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.