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Saturday, Feb 13, 2016

Nutrition

House bill would allow drug testing for food stamps

A key Republican is renewing a GOP push to allow drug tests for food stamp recipients and find savings in the program
Published: 02/11/16

W.Va. report: $55m in welfare programs spent out of state

A West Virginia report says about $55 million in two welfare programs was spent out of state in a year
Published: 02/11/16

Court upholds tax evasion convictions of Atkins diet doctor

A federal appeals court has upheld the tax-related convictions of a Kansas obesity specialist who co-authored the "Atkins Diabetes Revolution."
Published: 02/09/16

Phoenix couple get jail terms in food stamps fraud case

A Phoenix couple has each been sentenced to six months in jail and ordered to jointly pay more than $94,000 in restitution in a food stamps fraud case
Published: 02/08/16
4 simple hacks for making a leaner and tastier beef roast

4 simple hacks for making a leaner and tastier beef roast

THE HEALTHY PLATE: Recipe for lean roast beef with Marsala gravy
Published: 02/08/16

Clark County district uses student feedback to improve meals

Feedback from students in the Clark County School District is helping improve lunches so that kids will actually eat them
Published: 02/07/16

10 people plead guilty in tax refund and food stamp scam

Ten people, including nine from Florida, are pleading guilty to filing fake income tax refunds and fake food stamp applications
Published: 02/06/16

DHHS: Progress made with Nebraska public benefits program

A Nebraska state agency says it has improved how quickly it processes applications for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program after it failed to meet federal standards last year
Published: 02/05/16
Michigan Senate OKs $30 million to cover Flint water bills

Michigan Senate OKs $30 million to cover Flint water bills

The Michigan Senate has voted to spend $30 million to help pay the water bills of Flint residents who have a lead-contaminated water supply
Published: 02/05/16

Group works to ensure Flint's gardens safe amid water crisis

A group that works to help Flint residents grow healthy food is working to ensure that community and home gardens are safe amid the city's crisis with lead-tainted water
Published: 02/04/16