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Bus turned greenhouse part of effort to help those in Salt Lake City eat more healthy foods

SALT LAKE CITY — It used to take children to school, but now it’s a garden on wheels, and the bus will soon be delivering fresh fruits and vegetables to the west side of Salt Lake City. 503 more words


Oh "SNAP!" What is It & Did You Know it's been going on for 50 years?

It has been 50 years since the Food Stamp Program, now known as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (“SNAP”), has been in permanent effect. Since 2008, … 584 more words


Farmers' Markets vs. Food Deserts: Which Are Winning in DC?

In 1992, Congress established the Women’s, Infants, and Children Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (WIC FMNP) to help low-income people use their benefit coupons—often referred to as “food stamps—to purchase fresh food from farmers’ markets. 534 more words


VISTAs help health care providers prevent senior hunger with SNAP Rx

AARP Foundation and Hunger Solutions Minnesota are excited to launch the SNAP Rx resource website for health care providers. SNAPRx.org aggregates food resources, outlines simple screening and referral systems, highlights advocacy opportunities, and will host an education module available for Continuing Medical Education credits for health care providers. 60 more words



By: Nikki Nies

America’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides assistance to eligible, low income people and families to purchase food for better health.  Previously known as Food Stamps,SNAP is the largest assistance program fighting domestic hunger, it works collaboratively with state agencies, nutrition educators and local organizations to provide the best access to SNAP’s benefits. 191 more words

Nikki Nies

Quote of the Day

Bill Maher “In America we talk a lot about entitlements, and who are the takers and who are the makers, and here’s the bottom line from the current issue of Harper’s. 70 more words


Milk could soon cost $6 - $8 per gallon

To the ones in this country that are wealthy enough to not know how much a gallon of milk currently costs, this may not mean much. 212 more words