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Farmers Market Vouchers May Boost Produce Consumption in Low-Income Families

Vouchers to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers markets increase the amount of produce in the diets of some families on food assistance, according to research led by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

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During Kids Eat Right Month and Every Day, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Says 'Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act' Creates Healthier Environment for Every Child

From pregnancy to infancy through adolescence, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act is establishing strong nutrition policies for core federal child nutrition programs implemented through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. During Kids Eat Right Month in August, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics emphasizes the importance of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act to ensure the youngest, most vulnerable populations have access to the nutrition they need to thrive and to grow into healthy adults.

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A Third of U.S. Low-Wage Workers Are Only Earners in Household

Among all employees nationally, 56 percent are hourly workers, and 32 percent of these, or more than 21 million, earn less than $10.10 per hour, according to University of Virginia researchers in the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service’s Demographics Research Group.

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Keenum Appointed to Board of Directors of USDA’s Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas J. Vilsack announced in Washington, D.C., today that Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum has been appointed to a three-year term on the board of directors of the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR).

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MH17: GW Experts on Situation in Ukraine

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As Kids Head Back to School, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Says Students Should Expect Healthy Meals

Significant improvements in school meals designed to improve the health of 32 million schoolchildren are taking place nationwide thanks to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, championed by the First Lady Michelle Obama and implemented through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. During Kids Eat Right Month this August, as children head back to the classroom, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says more school meal changes are in store.

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Malaysian Airlines #Flight17 Tragedy: Crisis as Positive Turning Point

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Business Ethics Professor Challenges Current Corporate Culture

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Diane Swanson's challenges the current corporate culture in a new book "Embedding CSR into Corporate Culture: Challenging the Executive Mind."

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Researchers Provide Guide to Household Water Conservation

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A paper co-written by an Indiana University researcher describes how households can reduce water use substantially by simple actions such as installing more efficient appliances and changing day-to-day habits.

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World Bank Awards $209,000 to Georgia State University Economists Working in Pakistan

The World Bank has awarded $209,000 to economists with the International Center of Public Policy (ICEPP) at Georgia State University to conduct impact evaluations in the two northwest regions of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan. Their work will help Pakistan adopt policy measures to stabilize the area as its government, the World Bank and international development organizations invest $2 billion in a multi-year strategy to redevelop its communities and restore citizen trust.

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