A senior Agriculture Department official rejected House Democrats’ demands that USDA pull back a proposal to reduce income eligibility limits for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in many states.
Pressure to address sustainability and nutrition under a common framework is picking up steam as global stakeholders grapple with what it will take to sustainably produce enough food for healthy eating patterns given global population projections 30 years out.
Food-insecure households in the United States, defined as those who “had difficulty at some time during the year providing enough food for all their members due to a lack of resources,” declined to prerecession levels last year, USDA's Economic Research Service reported Wednesday.
A collection of consumer, health and other groups is urging the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee to use external reviews and reports developed by outside entities as it develops its latest version of nutrition recommendations for Americans.
The new year marks the start of a California law that is good news for the dairy community and public health, while providing a model for nutrition-related policy and education that could benefit many in agriculture.
The Trump administration is moving to make it much harder for states and localities to get waivers from the work requirements in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for able-bodied adults without dependents.
October 16 is World Food Day, a time to promote worldwide awareness and action on behalf of those who suffer from hunger – and acknowledge the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all.