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careful planning makes a difference

Some advice from two food stamp participants: careful planning makes a difference Victor Omelczenko Some Advice From Two Food Stamp Participants Careful Planning Makes A Difference As she walks through the aisles of her favorite supermarket in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Marjorie Chapman closely inspects the prices and labels of the food she is going to purchase. […]

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The lesson for today: caring

The lesson for today: caring – Omaha, Nebraska high schools Joanne Widner Caring is part of the curriculum in two Omaha, Nebraska, high schools. While other classmates are playing sandlot ball or taking in a Saturday matinee, as many as 25 student volu nteers may be passing out USDA commodities to between 5,000 and 6,000 […]

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West Virginia agencies team up to reach families

West Virginia agencies team up to reach families – nutritional education program Pam Ward Looking for creative ways to get nutrition information to parents of at-risk children, the West Virginia Department of Education last year joined forces with the state’s Department of Health and Human Resources. The combined effort resulted in some appealing strategies. One […]

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School lunch highlights from mountain plains

School lunch highlights from mountain plains Joanne Widner School Lunch Highlights From Mountain Plains Brentwood, Missouri In Brentwood School District in St. Louis, Missouri, food service manager Donna Keyser has three schools–one junior-senior high and two elementary schools. She promotes the lunch program in a variety of ways, depending on the age and interests of […]

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A look at the major food programs: are we meeting our goals?

A look at the major food programs: are we meeting our goals? Wini Scheffler American taxpayers are now provide ing over $20 billion dollars a year for food programs serving needy people in our country, according to Assistant Secretary of Agriculture John W. Bode. “Last year, the Food Stamp Program alone helped one in every […]

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WIC-Medicaid study is one of many at FNS

WIC-Medicaid study is one of many at FNS – Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children; Food and Nutrition Service The WIC-Medicaid study is one of many products of the Food and Nutrition Service’s Office of Analysis and Evaluation (OAE). It demonstrates how research can provide timely, complete, and accurate information to policymakers. […]

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Chicago group helps kids “earn” jobs

Chicago group helps kids “earn” jobs – Jobs for Youth Lawrence Rudman From an open window, a perfect spring day breezes across the Chicago Loop classroom. Twenty young men and women nervously sit, dressed in their best business attire. One by one, they walk to the front desk and introduce themselves to volunteer instructor Veronica […]

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How much can local Food Stamp offices do?

How much can local Food Stamp offices do? Bonnie W. Polk How Much Can Local Food Stamp Offices Do? Over the years, the Food and Nutrition Service has been concerned with informing food stamp participants about good nutrition so they can purchase and prepare nutritious meals for their families within the constraints of a food […]

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Josephine Martin: leader in child nutrition

Josephine Martin: leader in child nutrition – Georgia school food service Kent Taylor Josephine Martin: Leader in Child Nutrition Josephine Martin has been a leader and innovator in school food service for more than 30 years. She has inspired and encouraged others to make school nutrition programs part of the education process that can, as […]

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Volunteers in Arizona build successful food bank network

Volunteers in Arizona build successful food bank network Tino Serrano Volunteers in Arizona Build Successful Food Bank Network The Westside Food Bank in Surprise, Arizona, is regarded as something of a model food distribution organization because of the efficiency with which it coordinates direct food assistance throughout almost a quarter of the state. According to […]