NCCOR Connect & Explore Webinar on FoodAPS — You asked, USDA answered

April 13, 2015

On March 31, NCCOR’s Connect & Explore Webinar Series revealed insights from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey (FoodAPS) and discussed new research […]

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USDA announces grants for childhood obesity prevention programs

April 1, 2015

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on March 26 the USDA awarded $9 million in grants to develop childhood obesity intervention programs through colleges and universities in […]

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Connect & Explore: First Findings from USDA’s FoodAPS

March 16, 2015

NCCOR webinar reveals insights from Department of Ag’s FoodAPS data, as well as new research opportunities made possible by the first-of-its-kind survey The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Household Food […]

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Few schools adhered to USDA nutrition standards before 2013

November 26, 2014

By Kathryn Doyle Before the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) set strict standards for nutrition for federally reimbursable lunch programs, less than 2 percent of middle or high schools would […]

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New video, infographics, and photos highlight deficiencies in the current U.S. food supply

November 10, 2014

The dietary recommendations for eating healthy have not changed much in the past few decades—eat more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and cut back on calories, sugar, and fat. However, […]

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USDA awards funding for regional centers of excellence in nutrition education and obesity prevention

October 24, 2014

On Oct. 17 the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded $4 million in grants to establish four regional centers of excellence for research on nutrition education and obesity prevention, as […]

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USDA backs healthy incentives

October 9, 2014

USDA is firmly committed to ensuring that all Americans have access to a safe, healthy, adequate, and affordable diet. Unfortunately, our nation is facing an unprecedented nutrition crisis, with far […]

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USDA invests nearly $118 million to support America’s specialty crop producers

October 8, 2014

On Oct. 2 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced nearly $118 million in grants to strengthen markets for specialty crops, such as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, horticulture, and nursery crops. The […]

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Farmers market vouchers may help low-income families eat healthier

August 27, 2014

Giving low-income families vouchers to buy fruits and vegetables at farmers markets could increase their consumption of these healthy foods, according to a new study. Low-income families tend to eat […]

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Study finds elementary students like new healthier lunches

August 15, 2014

By Caroline Porter and Stephanie Armour A new study reveals that the healthier school lunches despised in 2012 are now found to be agreeable among students and staffers. When the […]

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