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USDA Invests $21 Million in SNAP to Help Low-Income Families Access Healthy Foods
August 6, 2018
A $21 million investment in the SNAP program is intended to help low-income families gain access to fresh fruits and…
New Changes to SNAP Benefits Could Allow States to Restrict Purchases of Soda and Candy
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December 13, 2017
Proposed changes would allow states more leeway in restricting SNAP benefits, including what beneficiaries can purchase through the program.
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December 13, 2016
Regulations for retailer eligibility to accept federal food stamps have been modified by the USDA, though not nearly as strictly…
Healthy Eating Habits Created Through Government Assistance Program
October 7, 2016
Recipients of the WIC assistance program developed healthy eating habits when the program encouraged consumption of healthier foods.
Kristen Bell Nails the Absurdity of Online Food Stamp Rules (and Pygmy Three-Toed Sloths) [Video]
August 12, 2016
Kristen Bell teams up with Thrive Market to shed light on an issue affecting millions: not being able to purchase…
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July 1, 2016
Thrive Market, an online organic and mission-driven marketplace, is putting pressure on the USDA to allow food stamps for online…
California Is Making It Easier for Public Schools to Offer Vegan Lunch
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January 31, 2015
Schools are feeding hungry kids and families through providing food. While this small gesture isn't ending hunger, it's a start.
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January 31, 2014
The House voted in favor of a $1 trillion farm bill after two years of debate on the legislation.
October 28, 2013
Why should taxpayers foot the bill for employee assistance while McDonald's makes huge profits?
October 7, 2013
Thanks to the continued Government shutdown, families in Wisconsin may find themselves without sufficient funds for food.