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USDA will continue Farmers to Families Food Box Program

January 18th, 2021|Categories: External posts|

GrowNYC delivers one millionth meal to New Yorkers in need during COVID pandemic

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — A New York City-funded program delivered its one millionth meal to city residents hardest hit by the COVID pandemic.

The GrowNYC Emergency Fresh Food Box program, officially distributed its one-millionth meal on Saturday morning as part of its ongoing efforts to alleviate food insecurity in New York communities.

Since April, GrowNYC has distributed thousands of free emergency food boxes per week to residents in need through partner organizations throughout the five boroughs.

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January 18th, 2021|Categories: External posts|

U.S. Diet Guidelines Sidestep Scientific Advice to Cut Sugar and Alcohol


The government’s new nutritional recommendations arrive amid a pandemic that has taken a huge toll on American health.

(NYT) Rejecting the advice of its scientific advisers, the federal government has released new dietary recommendations that sound a familiar nutritional refrain, advising Americans to “make every bite count” but dismissing experts’ specific recommendations to set new low targets for consumption of sugar and alcoholic beverages.

The “Dietary Guidelines for Americans” are updated every five years, and the latest iteration arrived on Tuesday, 10 months into a pandemic that has posed a […]

January 18th, 2021|Categories: External posts|

Low-income children wait months for USDA food aid to replace school meals

Millions of low-income schoolchildren have gone almost an entire semester without receiving federal payments to help their families buy groceries months after Congress authorized the aid — even as child hunger reaches record highs in the U.S.

Congress first established the payments in March to replace the free or subsidized meals that students are missing while schools are closed or virtual during the pandemic. But lawmakers waited until the program was set to expire Oct. 1 […]

January 18th, 2021|Categories: External posts|