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Nutrition Assistance

USDA Says Paul LePage's Food Stamp Freakout Will Harm Children

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) is putting vulnerable people in his state at risk with his food stamp crusade, a spokesman for the U.S. Depar...

These Are The Counties Going Hungry In Every State

24/7 Wall St. | Casey Williams | Posted 05.06.2016 | Business

Food is a basic need that many people take for granted. Yet, 48 million Americans face limited access to adequate amounts of nutritious food. Many who...

Hunger Hitting Poorest Americans Hard This Holiday Season

The New York Times | Posted 12.25.2013 | Politics

This is a harsh season for Americans struggling to afford food....

Laura Bassett

National WIC Association Slams GOP Effort To Fund WIC

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

The National WIC Association, the advocacy arm of a nutritional food program for poor women, infants and children, strongly denounced a Republican-spo...

NYC's SNAP Sugary Beverage Ban Is the Right Idea

Geoffrey Canada | Posted 09.14.2011 | New York
Geoffrey Canada

NY's proposal for a two-year pilot project to remove sugar-sweetened beverages from allowable food stamp benefits is based not only on evidence linking them to obesity, but also the fact that they have absolutely no nutritional value.

Can an Orange Bracelet Turn Hearts in Washington?

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

2011-03-04-jw.jpgCutting programs that help the most vulnerable isn't going to get us out of financial trouble, or reduce the deficit in ways that we now need.