Posts tagged "SNAP"

May 18 news: SNAP changes, gun owners support gun control, Trump abortion restrictions, HPV vaccine, fertility rate

Check out today’s public health news on Friday, May 18, 2018.

May 2 news: SNAP cuts, vaping warning, All of Us enrollment, vector-borne disease increase

Check out today’s public health news on Wednesday, May 2, 2018.

Feb. 13 news: Trump budget, opioid costs, paid sick leave, food stamps, measles in Europe

Check out today’s public health news on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018.
Senate passes budget that batters public health

Senate passes budget that batters public health

For the first time in six years, Congress has passed a joint budget resolution. While that may seem like progress on a deeply divided Capitol Hill, the measure signifies a nearly wholesale retreat for public health.
House adopts ‘devastating’ budget agreement

House adopts ‘devastating’ budget agreement

The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday approved a framework to guide federal spending for the next fiscal year with dangerous implications for public health.
The Nation’s Health: Farmers markets bring healthy choices to low-income shoppers

The Nation’s Health: Farmers markets bring healthy choices to low-income shoppers

Read more about how the USDA program benefits SNAP users in The Nation's Health February 2015 issue.
Farm bill includes both improvements and cuts to federal nutrition program

Farm bill includes both improvements and cuts to federal nutrition program

This week, Congress is expected to vote on a revision to the long-debated farm bill, which includes improvements and cuts to federal nutrition programs, Learn more about the bill's latest revisions and how it impacts public health.

Jan. 8 news: Heavy drinking Americans, teen lack of physical activity, impact of cutting SNAP

Check out the latest in public health news for Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014.
APHA signs letter opposing House farm bill, SNAP budget cuts

APHA signs letter opposing House farm bill, SNAP budget cuts

Nutrition assistance programs, including shool meals, are at risk in the farm bill being debated in the House of Representatives this week.

Nutrition and hunger program funding jeopardized in farm bill

Public health groups are calling on the U.S. Senate to protect key health-related provisions in the reauthorization of the farm bill in advance of debate today.

Community initiatives providing affordable, healthy food

Today, organizations across the U.S. are supporting National Food Day, a movement created by the Center for Science in the Public Interest to help improve nutrition for all Americans — regardless of their age, race, income or geographic location.

Happy 150th birthday, USDA

One hundred and fifty years ago today, President Abraham Lincoln signed legislation establishing the U.S. Department of Agriculture.