Food and Nutrition Service

Type: Organization
Name: Food and Nutrition Service
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 2 reports

USDA pushes new rules for food donations

Food donations could be subject to new federal regulations , the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday.The USDA's Food and Nutrition Service distributes food to states and local food banks that serve disaster victims as well as low-income and ... [Published The Hill - 5 hours ago]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

Food and Nutrition Service Releases Q&A on SNAP E&T Pilots

By Helly LeeThe Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training (SNAP E&T) pilots are a highly anticipated opportunity to develop and implement innovative strategies that can shape and strengthen future policymaking. As interested states ... [Published CLASP - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

USDA Seeks Public Feedback on Policies with School Meals Charges

FNS works with states and school districts to ensure that schools are providing access to healthy meals to all children.Ensuring access to nutritious food for America’s children is a top USDA priority. Our National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School ... [Published Food and Nutrition Service - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

USDA grants establish regional centers for nutrition education, obesity prevention

USDA has awarded $4 million in grants to establish four regional centers that will conduct research on nutrition education and obesity prevention in the US. The grants will also fund a coordinating center to develop and test innovative ways to teach nutrition ... [Published Food Engineering - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Potatoes' Role in WIC Examined

USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) and Food and Nutrition Service are sponsoring a 32-month project at the  Institute of Medicine  (IOM) to re-examine the WIC food package.Earlier this week, IOM held a workshop to specifically examine the role of the ... [Published Potato Grower - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

USDA Announces $9 Million in Food and Agricultural Sciences Education Grants at Hispanic-Serving Institutions

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture today announced more than $9 million in grants to support agricultural science education at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) in five ... [Published Noodls - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 13 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

DRT Strategies Awarded $25M USDA Food and Nutrition Service Technical Consulting Services Contract

U.S. Department of Agriculture selects DRT Strategies as a prime contractor for its five-year, Blanket Purchase Agreement to provide technology and systems support for USDA FNS nutrition programs. DRT Strategies, Inc. (DRT) (http://www.drtstrategies.com), ... [Published PRWeb - Oct 13 2014]
First reported Oct 11 2014 - Updated Oct 11 2014 - 1 reports

USDA Waivers for SNAP Work Requirements

Oct 9, 2014The Department of Agriculture has proposed a revision of currently approved information collection and seek public comment by December 1 on its waiver policy for SNAP work requirements.$ USDA's Food and Nutrition Service expects that 43 State ... [Published U.S. Department of Labor - Oct 11 2014]
First reported Oct 05 2014 - Updated Oct 05 2014 - 1 reports

Your Turn: School lunch rules are working

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service oversees new federal requirements on school lunches.The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service oversees new federal requirements on school lunches. lessI would like ... [Published St. Cloud Times - Oct 05 2014]
First reported Oct 04 2014 - Updated Oct 04 2014 - 1 reports

USDA Requests Applications for Rural Child Poverty Nutrition Center

Grant will support strategies to reduce child food insecurity in rural communitiesAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that up to $2.5 million is available to establish the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Child Poverty Nutrition Center. ... [Published Southeastgreen.com - Oct 04 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

Brooklyn Man Charged With Facilitating $6 MillionFood Stamp Fraud In New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThursday, September 25, 2014Law Enforcement Executes Searches at 25 Retail Locations Related to the SchemeA criminal complaint was unsealed earlier this week in federal court in the Eastern District of New York charging Fowzi Naji ... [Published United States Department of Justice - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

Nevada’s poor timeliness rate could cost it federal funding

State officials say they already have been working to address the issue and have been in communication with federal officials.The state has one of the lowest application processing timeliness rates in the country, according to a letter sent by Jesus Mendoza, ... [Published Las Vegas Review Journal - Sep 25 2014]

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"Recipients may not be required to make any payments, or perform any services, in connection with the receipt of donated foods" the agency wrote
...Yet, this population is consistently underrepresented at colleges and universities across the country," said Sonny Ramaswamy, NIFA director. "NIFA aims to strengthen the ability of our Hispanic Serving Institutions to carry out educational programs that attract and train students who will play a key role in solving future agricultural challenges."
"Being the poorest district in the state, we knew there was not only a need for our school children but also we knew this program would have an impact in our community by saving money for parents" he says
...improving access and coordination among child nutrition programs in up to 30 rural communities with persistently high poverty rates," Vilsack said. "Children living in persistently-poor, rural areas tend to experience worse outcomes in terms of nutrition, activity, and obesity. The Rural Child Poverty Nutrition Center would facilitate innovative strategies to support a healthier next generation in rural America"

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USDA pushes new rules for food donations [Published The Hill - 5 hours ago]
Vegetable Lasagna for Meatless Monday [Published New Hyde Park Patch - 5 hours ago]
New regs for Wednesday: Dentists, food donation... [Published The Hill - 6 hours ago]
Food and Nutrition Service Releases Q&A on SNAP... [Published CLASP - Oct 20 2014]
USDA Seeks Public Feedback on Policies with Sch... [Published Food and Nutrition Service - Oct 20 2014]
USDA grants establish regional centers for nutr... [Published Food Engineering - Oct 20 2014]
Top USDA official Tim English takes in 'smoothi... [Published PJStar.com - Oct 18 2014]
Potatoes' Role in WIC Examined [Published Potato Grower - Oct 17 2014]
The US economic recovery is still on food stamps [Published American Enterprise Institute - Oct 16 2014]
USDA Announces $9 Million in Food and Agricultu... [Published Noodls - Oct 16 2014]
DRT Strategies Awarded $25M USDA Food and Nutri... [Published PRWeb - Oct 13 2014]
NRCS offices in Colorado donate over 4,000 poun... [Published High Plains Journal - Oct 11 2014]
USDA Waivers for SNAP Work Requirements [Published U.S. Department of Labor - Oct 11 2014]
DIANE MEDVED: Feds Say: Food Stampers Too Fat, ... [Published Am 560 Wind - Oct 10 2014]
Farm To School – Healthy Habits Take Root [Published Ecology Global Network - Oct 09 2014]
"Hunger-Free" Option Receives School Kudos [Published Public News Service - Oct 07 2014]
USDA Backs Healthy Incentives [Published Food and Nutrition Service - Oct 07 2014]
Factcheck: Obama's numbers - October 2014 update [Published Philly.com - Oct 06 2014]
Consumer Affairs Conference set for this week [Published Laramie News - Oct 05 2014]
Your Turn: School lunch rules are working [Published St. Cloud Times - Oct 05 2014]
USDA Requests Applications for Rural Child Pove... [Published Southeastgreen.com - Oct 04 2014]
Senior Citizens, Inc. receives national grant t... [Published Savannah Morning News - Oct 03 2014]
Complex problem of hunger demands collaborative... [Published Associated Baptist Press - Oct 03 2014]
FNS Chief Audrey Rowe Keynotes Wyoming Consumer... [Published Indiana Prairie Farmer - Oct 03 2014]
Ag minute: USDA Announces $200 Million to Promo... [Published McPherson Sentinel - Oct 03 2014]
Embracing a New Vision of School Nutrition [Published Food and Nutrition Service - Sep 30 2014]
USDA Announces up to $31 Million to Empower Peo... [Published Ein News - Sep 29 2014]
Food benefits program will get new fraud detect... [Published Grand Rapids Business Journal - Sep 26 2014]
Mt. Harmony school program preaches eating loca... [Published SoMdNews.com - Sep 26 2014]
Brooklyn Man Charged With Facilitating $6 Milli... [Published United States Department of Justice - Sep 25 2014]
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Farm To School – Healthy Habits Take Root [Published Ecology Global Network - Oct 09 2014]
Courtesy of the USDA Across the U.S., an increasing number of schools and districts have begun to source more foods locally and to provide complementary educational activities to students that emphasize food, farming, and nutrition. This nationwide ...
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 ...
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