Food and Nutrition Service

Type: Organization
Name: Food and Nutrition Service
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

USDA Awards Grants for Nutrition Education Programs in Tribal Communities

- Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded over $700,000 in grants to support nutrition education programs for participants of USDA's Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations ... [Published Ein News - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 2 reports

Federal Government Threatens To Cut Georgia Food Stamp Program By $15 Million

The federal government has slapped the state of Georgia with an ultimatum: Fix the food stamp program in 30 days or else.The government threatened to cut $15 million in funding to the program unless it delivers significant improvement by May 14.The U.S. ... [Published Dacula Patch - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Vice speaker: Minimum wage bill to benefit 22,363 workers

AN ESTIMATED 22,363 workers stand to benefit from a proposal to lift Guam's minimum wage by $2.85 per hour – a measure that, if passed, would represent the first hourly rate adjustment on island since 2009.Introduced yesterday, Vice Speaker Benjamin Cruz's ... [Published Marianas Variety - Guam - Apr 15 2014]
Entities: Minimum Wage, Guam, Workers
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Announcement Modified for $5.5 Million Funding for Team Nutrition Training Grant Program (4/14/14)

WASHINGTON, April 14 -- The U.S. Food and Nutrition Service has modified its announcement that it expects to award a maximum of 50 discretionary grants to increase the number of schools implementing s . . . ... [Published Targeted News Service - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

FNS chief to visit BISD

A woman who helped spearhead first lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative to end childhood obesity in a generation will be in Brownsville on Wednesday.Audrey Rowe, administrator of the U.S. Department of Agricul-ture’s Food and Nutrition Service ... [Published Brownsville Herald - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

USDA Demonstration Projects Will Provide Funding To Fight Hunger, Nourish Families

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced new funding opportunities for state agencies and Indian tribal organizations to develop innovative strategies to prevent hunger and food insecurity. The demonstration projects under the new initiative are designed ... [Published Southeastgreen.com - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

USDA Announces Funds to Improve SNAP Employment and Training Programs

The U. S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service announced the availability of up to $5 million in competitive grants to help fund projects that lead to greater efficiencies and improved outcomes of Employment and Training (E&T) services ... [Published Southeastgreen.com - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 1 reports

School Lunch Prices Could Rise for Students Across Somerset County

WESTOVER, Md.- Some students and parents pay more for school lunches again next year in Somerset County.According to Board of Education Spokesperson Leo Lawson, funding for the Food and Nutrition Service program is running low.Lawson said estimations ... [Published WBOC TV 16 - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 1 reports

$4 Million Funding Available for Method II-Administrative Reviews and Training Grants Program (4/2/14)

WASHINGTON, April 2 -- The U.S. Food and Nutrition Service has announced that it expects to award a maximum of five discretionary cooperative agreement grants to decrease administrative errors in the . . . ... [Published Targeted News Service - Apr 01 2014]
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

More Alabama farmers markets gearing up to accept food stamps

MONTGOMERY, Alabama --- State and federal government are working to allow more farmers and farmers markets to sell their products through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, previously known as food stamps.The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s ... [Published al.com - Mar 27 2014]
First reported Mar 23 2014 - Updated Mar 23 2014 - 1 reports

HUNGER GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced this week that 40 million dollars in grant funds were available for demonstration projects aimed at ending childhood hunger under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act .right-click to download mp3 The grants could ... [Published CentralMOinfo.com - Mar 23 2014]
First reported Mar 21 2014 - Updated Mar 21 2014 - 2 reports

USDA Announces Funds to Improve SNAP Employment, Training

National & World Ag News Headlines USAgNet - 03/21/2014The U. S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service Thursday announced the availability of up to $5 million in competitive grants to help fund projects that lead to greater efficiencies ... [Published USAgNet - Mar 21 2014]

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"This letter serves as a formal warning that (the state DepartmentDepartment of Human Services) may be subject to suspension of administrative funds,” Robin Bailey Jr., the regional administrator of the U S FoodFood and Nutrition Service, said in the letter."
...vital source of healthy foods for households, many of which may have limited access to SNAP-authorized food stores," Deputy Secretary Harden said. "This year's awardees have developed creative, self-initiated projects designed to assist participants with incorporating healthy foods and physical activity as daily lifestyle habits."
"Since Guam's minimum wage is not indexed to the cost of living, the minimum wage must be increased legislatively from time to time to make up for the loss in its real value – or purchasing power – by inflation" Cruz said
"These projects offer an opportunity to explore new ways of combating childhood hunger," said Vilsack. "By encouraging new innovations, we can not only improve childhood nutrition, but also promote economic development in high-need areas."

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Announcement Modified for $5.5 Million Funding ... [Published Targeted News Service - Apr 14 2014]
Locals learn more on Barb Food Mart [Published Northern Star - Apr 14 2014]
FNS chief to visit BISD [Published Brownsville Herald - Apr 14 2014]
Brian Bolduc: Food insecurity can impact childr... [Published Sun-Journal - Apr 13 2014]
New federal program reshaping school lunch [Published Wilkes-Barre Times Leader - Apr 13 2014]
NDSU 'Eat Smart. Play Hard.' poster contest win... [Published Farm And Ranch Guide - Apr 12 2014]
How To Keep Kids Eating Healthy In The Summer: ... [Published Medical Daily - Apr 11 2014]
Obama’s Numbers (April 2014 Update) [Published Yahoo! News - Apr 11 2014]
USDA Demonstration Projects Will Provide Fundin... [Published Southeastgreen.com - Apr 10 2014]
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Arena-DeRosa Endorsed By Rep. Dykema, Others [Published Westborough Patch - Apr 09 2014]
Food waste reduction should trump federal standard [Published Daily Trojan - Apr 09 2014]
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Food stamps up on Rota, Tinian [Published Saipan Tribune - Apr 08 2014]
Community Services gears up for 20th year of Su... [Published Cleveland Banner - Apr 07 2014]
USDA Proposes Changes for Milk Substitutes in S... [Published IDFA - Apr 04 2014]
Whole grains add nutrition to baked goods and s... [Published Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery - Apr 04 2014]
Ga. agency looks to expedite food stamp delivery [Published Fort Mills Times - Apr 04 2014]
Massachusetts state Reps. Cory Atkins, Carolyn ... [Published MassLive - Apr 03 2014]
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Announces Pro... [Published United States Department of Agriculture - Apr 03 2014]
Difficulties Faced by Food Stamp Recipients Poo... [Published Afro American Newspaper - Apr 03 2014]
School Lunch Prices Could Rise for Students Acr... [Published WBOC TV 16 - Apr 02 2014]
USDA aims to reach children in need of summer m... [Published Home News Tribune - Apr 02 2014]
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Getting Back On Your Feet After Losing Your Job [Published MyBankTracker.com - Mar 12 2014]
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Michelle Obama Pushing Ban on Junk Food Adverti... [Published Washington Free Beacon - Feb 25 2014]
First lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on Tuesday the introduction of “school wellness standards” that will dictate how food can be marketed in cafeterias and on school grounds and heavily restrict snacks deemed “unhealthy” ...
The Food Assistance Landscape: FY 2013 Annual R... [Published Full Text Reports... - Feb 21 2014]
The Food Assistance Landscape: FY 2013 Annual Report Source: USDA Economic Research Service In this report, the Economic Research Service uses preliminary data from USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to examine trends in U.S. food and nutrition assistance ...
How Big Banks Are Cashing in on Food Stamps [Published TAPPED - Feb 14 2014]
AP Images/Rich Pedroncelli The Agricultural Act of 2014 , signed into law by President Obama last Friday, includes $8 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) over the next decade. One way the bill proposes to accomplish ...
National Food Service Management Institute Sele... [Published PR.com Press Releases - Feb 13 2014]
St. Louis, MO, February 13, 2014 --( PR.com )-- The University of Mississippi, National Food Service Management Institute (NFSMI) has selected the Avant Marketing Group in St. Louis for the Institute’s rebranding project. A NFSMI selection committee ...
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