Food and Nutrition Service

Type: Organization
Name: Food and Nutrition Service
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

Deadline Approaching for SNAP Retailers to Pay EBT Equipment Costs, as Required by the Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 – As required by Congress in the Agricultural Act of 2014 (also known as the Farm Bill), retailers already authorized to accept USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits must arrange and pay for their ... [Published Food and Nutrition Service - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

City officials warn of impacts as corner stores must start paying for equipment to accept food stamps

The federal government plans to shift the cost of accepting food stamps onto retailers in the coming weeks, a move Baltimore officials and anti-hunger advocates said Tuesday could make it harder for some families to buy groceries.Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake ... [Published Maryland Gazette - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Auditor issues two findings to county

The State Auditor’s Office issued two findings Monday related to the way the county handles and reports grant funds. However, despite publicity over the issues in the Assessor’s Office, there was nary a word made about that during an exit interview with ... [Published Daily World - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

'Milk Grant' Must be part of wider programme

This so-called babycare grant is really a “milk grant” and has been so recognised by almost every observer in T&T. The PM seems to have a bee in her bonnet about milk for babies. It’s not the first time she has tried this. It’s old-time condescending ... [Published Trinidad Guardian - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 1 reports

How much fraud is there really in the SNAP program?

No one knows - least of all the Department of Agriculture who is supposed to have a handle on how much taxpayer money is being flushed down the toilet by individual fraudsters who game the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly Food Stam ... [Published American Thinker - Sep 14 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Barbara Hiden Talks about ABA's Priority Issues

Tagged in Connect Discover Washington InsightsOn September 24, 2014, Barbara Hiden, Vice President of FederalAffairs for the American BeverageAssociation , the trade group that represents the nation'snon-alcoholic beverage industry will be our ... [Published IFMA - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Meals highlighted at high school 2 minutes ago

To enhance the nutritional value of school meals by adding more local fruits and vegetables, the Department of Agriculture will celebrate Jersey Fresh Farm to School Week September 22-26left to right: Patricia Dombroski, USDA Food and Nutrition Service ... [Published Home News Tribune - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

School lunches see big changes with new federal guidelines

Students are seeing a big change in school meals this year after the implementation of new, more health-conscious federal guidelines, school system officials said.One mother who contacted the Daily News wasn’t pleased with the change she saw in her child’s ... [Published LaGrange Daily News - Sep 10 2014]
Entities: Sodium, Calorie, Vegetables
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

Feds launch back-to-school push for vegetables

© George Dolgikh, Fotolia.comThe Agriculture Department is looking for a few good carrots to take into schools.The USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service is creating a new program and wants the nation's farmers to get involved. The AMS is teaming up with ... [Published Consumer Affairs - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

US: Produce pilot ready to take root in schools

USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) recently announced that AMS and their sister agency—the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)—have launched a new pilot program for the procurement of unprocessed fruits and vegetables.The new pilot program—established ... [Published Fresh Plaza - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

$1.7 Million Funding Available for School Wellness Policy (8/31/14)

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 -- The U.S. Food and Nutrition Service has announced that it expects to award a cooperative agreement grant for the conduct of a comprehensive school wellness policy surveillance a . . . ... [Published Targeted News Service - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

It's Still Not That Hard to Defraud the Food Stamp Program

Detection of improper receipt or trafficking of federal food subsidies being performed by state governments has been hindered by inconsistent data and staff cuts, an audit found.The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, run by the states under guidance ... [Published Government Executive - Aug 22 2014]

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"When I think about the number of families in Baltimore that use SNAP benefits, it concerns me that there might be an interruption in their access to food" the mayor said
"It has been my life’s work here in Monroe to deliver to this community the best food service that we can provide," Ms. Mitrocsak said. "It has really been such a privilege to spend 31 years here. I have loved my job here and I plan to stay for quite a while."
"Whenever a youngster is nourished, they attend school more regularly, there's fewer discipline problems, they go to they nurse less frequently and in addition, test scores go up" said Quint. "These are all things we want to see happen."
According to an official release, the district anticipates that benefits will include "better access to school meals by easing the strain on household budgets, reducing the paperwork burden on families and eliminating the stigma associated with the free lunch program."

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Deadline Approaching for SNAP Retailers to Pay ... [Published Food and Nutrition Service - Sep 17 2014]
City officials warn of impacts as corner stores... [Published Maryland Gazette - Sep 17 2014]
Auditor issues two findings to county [Published Daily World - Sep 16 2014]
'Milk Grant' Must be part of wider programme [Published Trinidad Guardian - Sep 16 2014]
How much fraud is there really in the SNAP prog... [Published American Thinker - Sep 14 2014]
Feds Have No Idea the Extent of SNAP Fraud, Say... [Published Heritage Foundation - Sep 14 2014]
Barbara Hiden Talks about ABA's Priority Issues [Published IFMA - Sep 12 2014]
MONROE: Feds, state praise Monroe school lunches [Published Cranbury Press - Sep 12 2014]
Meals highlighted at high school 2 minutes ago [Published Home News Tribune - Sep 11 2014]
New grants fund cross-lifespan services researc... [Published NIMH - Sep 10 2014]
School lunches see big changes with new federal... [Published LaGrange Daily News - Sep 10 2014]
Free breakfast, lunch for Camden, Paulsboro and... [Published New Jersey Online - Sep 05 2014]
Feds launch back-to-school push for vegetables [Published Consumer Affairs - Sep 04 2014]
Let them eat lunch: all Philly students now eli... [Published News Works - Sep 04 2014]
US: Produce pilot ready to take root in schools [Published Fresh Plaza - Sep 04 2014]
Food Insecurity, Hunger, Local Food Movements A... [Published Noodls - Sep 04 2014]
Farm to School in Maine [Published Maine Today - Sep 03 2014]
SNAP Employment and Training Pilots an Opportun... [Published CLASP - Sep 02 2014]
Produce Pilot Ready to Take Root in Schools [Published Food and Nutrition Service - Sep 02 2014]
Students' lunches from home fall short [Published Medical Xpress - Sep 01 2014]
$1.7 Million Funding Available for School Welln... [Published Targeted News Service - Aug 30 2014]
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Provides Six-... [Published Southeastgreen.com - Aug 29 2014]
In Digital Age, Government Fails to Trace Food ... [Published Heritage Foundation - Aug 28 2014]
Food stamps traded for beer, wheels, cash [Published The Palm Beach Post - Aug 28 2014]
USDA Looks To Further Its Food Supply Chain Eff... [Published Food Online - Aug 28 2014]
Ensuring Healthy Meals during the Summer Helps ... [Published Food and Nutrition Service - Aug 27 2014]
School District Offering Supper, Snack Meals to... [Published Newark Patch - Aug 27 2014]
School Food Formulation [Published Prepared Foods - Aug 25 2014]
Supporting WIC Breastfeeding Moms and Improving... [Published Food and Nutrition Service - Aug 25 2014]
GAO: State staffing reductions allow for more f... [Published Fierce Government - Aug 25 2014]
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Why Drug Testing Welfare Recipients Is a Waste ... [Published TIME.com - Aug 15 2014]
The tired image of the welfare queen with six kids, driving around in a Cadillac, watching soap operas on an expensive television and eating junk food on the couch has had its day. It is 2014, years into the Great Recession, and millions have been helped ...
Michelle Obama and School Nutrition Association... [Published Breitbart Feed - Jul 15 2014]
An internecine battle has broken out between the Obama administration and the School Nutrition Association (SNA) over the federal government’s requirements for school meal programs. The fight has gotten so nasty that Michelle Obama’s food policy czar, ...
Late Night: Keep Your Stinkin’ Hands Off My Che... [Published Firedoglake - Jun 11 2014]
p> Government cheese was that dreaded phrase from the 1980s meaning welfare, when processed cheese and butter were stockpiled as a dairy subsidy and then passed out to those on government aid via the Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program of ...
USDA To Georgia: You Can’t Drug-Test Food Stamp... [Published Think Progress - Jun 05 2014]
CREDIT: Shutterstock In the latest expansion of government drug tests, Georgia passed a law in March requiring the testing of some food stamp applicants and recipients. But this week, a USDA official told Georgia they can’t implement the law. “[Food ...
USDA: Georgia Can’t Drug Test Food Stamp Users [Published TIME.com - Jun 04 2014]
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will not allow the state of Georgia to force participants in food stamp programs to pass drug screenings first, authorities said Tuesday. In March, Governor Nathan Deal signed a law passed by the state legislature ...
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