Healthy Food

Capito, Manchin Announce $704k to Support Local Farmers, Encourage Healthy Food Purchases among Snap Participants

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $650,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to the West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition for the West Virginia Lettuce Support SNAP Stretch project. This funding is allocated through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 and will work to incentivize and increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables among families participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The project also supports both local West Virginia farmers and families by allowing their SNAP dollars to go further…
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Concert will benefit healthy food program | News

SHREWSBURY — A concert on Friday at the Community Meeting House will benefit the Vermont Farmers Food Center (VFFC) Farmacy Project, Rutland County’s Food as Medicine Prescription program.Emma Hileman, Farmacy project director for the VFFC, said the project is in its seventh year.“Members are signed up through their health care providers to receive a free CSA (community supported agriculture) share that we curate here at the Vermont Farmers Food Center. Most of our members have chronic health conditions and they need more fruits and veggies in their diet. We partner only with local farmers so this food is grown in…
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Effort promotes healthy food, sharing practices | News, Sports, Jobs

Dr. Michelle Seguin, M.D., prepares to give a demonstration on fermenting vegetables to Growing From the Heart. (Houghton Daily Mining Gazette photo by Chris Jaehnig) HANCOCK — Dr. Michelle Seguin of the Portage Health Foundation has banded together with other like-minded health food lovers to share that love with the community by forming a group called Growing From the Heart. “In 2020, right when the pandemic started, we developed a program that was kind of modeled off the nationwide program called Plant a Row for the Hungry, which encourages people to plant literally an extra row…
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Dutch Biotope showases healthy food production during Expo 2020 Dubai

The moment is almost there, on October 1st the Expo 2020 Dubai will be opened and the Dutch Biotope in the most spectacular way revealed. In six months, the Dubai Expo 2020 will be all about Connecting Minds, Creating the future. In specific, the heart of the Netherlands Pavilion symbolizes uniting water, energy, and food. With nature and technology in their DNA, Hoogendoorn Growth Management announces to be a proud sponsor of the Netherlands Pavilion during the Expo 2020 Dubai. They believe that the Expo 2020 Dubai redefines the world of healthy food production, during an unique exhibition in which…
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Health Food Industry Statistics 2021 & Market is Growing at 4.91% CAGR during forecast says Brandessence Market Research

LONDON, Aug. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Health Food Market: Global Size, Trends, Competitive, Historical & Forecast Analysis, 2021-2027- Growing adoption of healthy eating habits and rising awareness regarding health are some of the major factors driving the growth of Global Health Food Market. Health Food Market is expected to grow with the CAGR of 4.91% over the forecast period. Top Health Food Companies Global Market: Global Health Food Market reports cover prominent players like Nortech Systems, Inc., Tecomet, Inc., Celestica Inc., Heraeus Holding, Flextronics International Ltd., Integer Holdings Corporation, Plexus Corp., West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., Sanmina Corporation, and others.…
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Candy v kale: healthy food comes to US corner stores in fight against ‘retail redlining’ | Food poverty

When Samantha Pounder and Hannah Choi imagine the shelves of a corner store, they see fresh aloe and kale instead of the usual sugary, shrink-wrapped confections and salty snacks.It’s a vision that will soon become a reality when the pair open Muki’s Market in Washington DC, one of the newest additions to a growing movement to supply big city food deserts with healthy corner stores.“The reality is there’s a need for more fresh food options,” says Pounder, food access director of Arcadia, a local non-profit. “When there are no grocery stores within walking distance or even a reasonable driving distance…
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City of Iqaluit provides funding boost for healthy food

Health  Aug 10, 2021 – 7:17 pm EDT 2 daycares, Uquutaq Society and city’s recreation department included on list of recipients Kids on the Beach Daycare will receive $10,000 from the Government of Nunavut’s Food Security Funding. (File photo by David Venn) By David VennLocal Journalism Initiative Reporter At one daycare in Iqaluit, a $10,000 stipend from the city will give nearly 50 children two meals a day for a year. “[It’s] big for us,” said Visaka Wijesooriya, director of Kids on the Beach daycare. “This support is very important to buy healthy food for the children.” Council approved the stipend…
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