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    What About a Welfare Challenge?

    In recent years, to draw attention to the plight of food insecurity in America, advocacy groups and community organizations have promoted Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or “food stamp” challenges.  Aimed at highlighting the difficulties in living on a “food stamp budget,” (about $4-$5 per day) these challenges encourage participants to better understand the realities […]

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    5 Super Foods To Help You Become Healthier

    When we think about healthy living, we tend to focus primarily on avoiding unhealthy foods and incorporating lifestyle choices that are aimed at overcoming our health concerns. But why should we take such a reactive approach when maintaining a healthy body and mind can be as simple as incorporating delectable and enjoyable super foods in […]

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    A Hot Cup of Attention Tempered with Chocolate, Please

    Deep down, we always knew it, but science is proving that cocoa and caffeine are indeed the best marriage ever. Clarkson University researcher Ali Boolani recently completed a study that explores the powers of these two dark delights. The assistant professor of physical therapy and physician assistant studies teamed up with colleagues at the University […]

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    Resource for SNAP Users

    According to the US Department of Agriculture, the average food stamp allotment is approximately $40 per person, per week. Many social workers work with clients who food security is based on this tight food budget. When faced with such a limited budget, it is very difficult to feed your family a variety of healthy foods. […]

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    9 Ways to Gain the Health Benefits of Grapes

    Grapes come in so many sizes and shapes and not to forget, the colors! It is known as “The Queen of Fruits”. Did you know that a grape is a berry of the deciduous vines? Grapes can be eaten raw and fresh or could be used for making wine, jam, jelly, raisins, vinegar and grape […]

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    Working Full Time but Cannot Afford Food

    As a Wal-Mart employee in Tampa, Florida, David Alvarez was responsible for routinely throwing away food that was past its prime. After completing this task, Mr. Alvarez went home to a dinner of ramen noodles or peanut butter sandwiches, as he could not afford much more on his wage of $9.15 an hour. Although this […]

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    Italian Law to Propose Penalities for Vegan Children

    A recently proposed law in Italy could have a significant impact on both child welfare and the way that parents feed their kids. Parliamentarian Elvira Savino has proposed legislation that would make it illegal to feed children a vegan diet, punishable by up to four years imprisonment. Ms. Savino believes that, while adults should remain […]

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    America’s Food Waste: Perfect Solutions to an Imperfect Problem

    Currently, approximately one-third of food produced worldwide goes to waste each year. In a world where 1.2 billion people are either food insecure or undernourished, we must begin to look towards solutions. In the United States, it is estimated that about 40% of produced food goes to waste. However, getting food from the farm to […]

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    Starving Student Is No Longer A Euphemism But A Serious Reality

    We all have heard the term the “starving student”, but typically it’s a reference to playfully tease a student who has limited pocket money. However, the starving student is no longer a playful joke, but rather a serious reality many 20-something year old college students face. A recent study commissioned by Cal State University (CSU) […]

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    No Hungry Kids: Congresswoman Lee & 110 Members Call on Congress to Have a Conscience

    Earlier this week, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, along with Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Congressman Tony Cárdenas (D-CA)  led a letter, signed by 111 Members of Congress, raising serious concerns about the Child Nutrition Reauthorization bill. The letter also urges House leaders to protect critical food assistance programs. “Once again, Congressional Republicans are balancing the budget […]

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