Study shows nutrition education leads to healthier choices by SNAP recipients

December 17, 2013

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released a study providing clear evidence that well-designed nutrition education programs can lead to healthier food choices by participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The study, SNAP Education and Evaluation Study (Wave II), evaluated the impact of several nutrition […]

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Many kids missing out on healthy lifestyle

July 1, 2013

Only half of American youths get the recommended amount of exercise and less than one-third eat the suggested amount of fruits and vegetables each day, according to a federal government study. Researchers surveyed nearly 10,000 students aged 11 to 16 in 39 states, and found that only half were physically active five or more days […]

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