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Stop Defaming SNAP, Start Helping Deserving Families

Rep. Marcia L. Fudge | Posted 10.17.2016 | Politics
Rep. Marcia L. Fudge

None of these hearings have resulted in any meaningful action for the program. Instead, they are exercises in futility, operating on misconceptions and perpetuating stereotypes.

Three Trends In Alzheimer's Research Provide Reason For Hope

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 08.05.2016 | Impact
Howard Fillit, MD

New treatments for Alzheimer's are on the horizon and the pipeline of drugs in development is more diverse than it's ever been.

A Book of Smartly Designed Erotic Products

J. Michael Welton | Posted 07.22.2016 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Here we have an interview with Rita Catinella Orrell, LEED GA, an author and design journalist working in New Jersey. She's been a member of the desig...

Meatless Monday: Cheap Eats for Tough Times

Ellen Kanner | Posted 07.11.2016 | Green
Ellen Kanner

These are challenging days for those of us who eat. Food's expensive. The climate change we're experiencing is killing our crops and is going to make ...

Low-Income Shoppers Now Get Discount At California Farmer Markets

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 07.01.2016 | Good News

It’s about thyme. When California governor Jerry Brown signed a $167 billion state budget on June 27, it included $5 million for the California Nutr...

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...

Paul LePage Threatens To Drop Food Stamps Because Of His Soda Freakout

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.21.2016 | Politics

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) wants to wash his hands of the federal food stamp program because beneficiaries eat so much filthy junk food. LePage told ...

Bigger Food Stamp Benefits Wouldn't Be Wasted On Junk Food, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics

Give poor people bigger food stamp benefits and they'll buy more veggies and lean meats, according to a new study. An extra $30 worth of monthly Supp...

Building Strong Children Today for a Strong Nation Tomorrow

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The official journal of the Academic Pediatric Association (APA) recently devoted an entire supplement to a pressing policy crisis affecting pediatricians, public health workers, teachers and all of us and the nation's future: child poverty in America.

How A Plan To Make Food Stamp Recipients Healthier Could Backfire

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A plan to make convenience stores that accept food stamps stock healthier items could end up forcing thousands of stores out of the prog...

The Regulatory State Benefits the Wealthy, Part Two

James Peron | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
James Peron

There are wealth redistributions favoring the poor, but it would appear most wealth redistribution is an upward phenomenon. In other words, when markets are politicized the beneficiaries will be the rich and powerful, not poor and powerless.

Bill Clinton's Welfare Reform Law Is Kicking Up To 1 Million People Off Food Stamps

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics

As many as 1 million unemployed Americans are getting kicked off food stamps this year thanks to the welfare reform law Bill Clinton signed in 1996. S...

Snapchat killed the Millennial star*

Omri Marcus | Posted 04.06.2016 | Technology
Omri Marcus

*and if you got the reference you are probably Genration X History, like nostalgia, is just not what it used to be. Processes that took decades to be...

SNAP Marks 3 Years of Falling Caseloads

Dottie Rosenbaum | Posted 03.08.2016 | Politics
Dottie Rosenbaum

SNAP caseload drops are good news, to the extent that they reflect improving economic circumstances among low-income households. However, an austere provision in current law affecting some of the nation's poorest individuals will also reduce SNAP caseloads and costs.

Food Party Politics: Talking With Wholesome Wave's Nischan

Donald Carr | Posted 03.09.2016 | Green
Donald Carr

If the "good food" movement is going to unite into a formidable political force for change -- something like a national Food Party -- then it's going to have to rely in part on existing groups and activists as a foundation.

USDA Nutrition: Where We've Been and Where We're Going Next

Kevin W. Concannon | Posted 03.07.2016 | Politics
Kevin W. Concannon

Since Secretary Vilsack invited me to join him at USDA as Under Secretary of Food and Nutrition Consumer Services (FNCS), not only have we helped to bring America back from the brink of a second economic depression, we have also worked to institutionalize more opportunities and pathways directed at helping states assist consumers and expand direct access to healthy and affordable food.

Obama Administration Hits Paul LePage On Food Stamps

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.02.2016 | Politics

Tom Vilsack is not impressed by Maine Gov. Paul LePage. Under the Republican governor, food stamp enrollment has dropped sharply among adults who don...

GOP Bill Aims To Ban Food Stamps For Steak And Lobster In New York

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics

A state senator in New York wants to stop food stamp recipients from using their benefits on lobster, steak and candy bars. "Many of these items aren...

More Than 500,000 Adults Expected To Lose SNAP Benefits In 2016

Ed Bolen | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics
Ed Bolen

More than half a million of the poorest Americans will lose a critical tool to help keep food on the table this year. That's because a three-month limit on SNAP (food stamps) for jobless adults aged 18-49 who aren't disabled or raising minor children is returning in 23 states for the first time since the Great Recession.

Paul Ryan's Plan to Merge Safety Net Programs Could Increase Poverty, Not Reduce It

Bob Greenstein | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics
Bob Greenstein

When various Republican presidential candidates present their views on addressing poverty at a January 9 forum in South Carolina, some may seek to align themselves with House Speaker Paul Ryan's proposal to combine funding for numerous safety net programs into what would essentially be a mega-block grant to states. However, Paul Ryan's "Opportunity Grant" proposal carries substantial risk of increasing poverty, rather than reducing it.

Conquering the Double Burden: Protecting Children From Obesity and Hunger

Nancy Brown | Posted 12.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Screening for hunger and connecting families to resources in their communities is an important first step to conquering the double burden. But since children consume more than half their daily calories at school, we have to make sure the food they eat there is healthy as well.

Chinese Researchers Explore Options for Ivory Ban

Laurel Neme | Posted 12.16.2015 | Green
Laurel Neme

When Chinese President Xi Jinping announced in September 2015 that China would, together with the United States, work toward a complete domestic ban o...

SNAP Benefits Do Much But Are Often Too Small

Brynne Keith-Jennings | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics
Brynne Keith-Jennings

Two new publications synthesize the growing body of high-quality research findings on SNAP's positive impacts on health and well-being, and they provide important new insight on an issue that's received relatively little attention.

White House Says Food Stamps Don't Make You Lazy

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the government imposes "work requirements" on unemployed food stamp recipients around the U.S., a new White House report says benefit...

If Affordable Housing Were Treated Like Food Food Stamps

The Atlantic | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 10.20.2015 | Impact

Two of the most fundamental human needs are food and housing. As a result, there are government programs to help people who might not be able to affor...