Posts tagged "SNAP"

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.