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Grocer pleads guilty to food stamp fraud in Connecticut

An employee of a Connecticut grocery has pleaded guilty to unlawful use of food stamps
Published: 04/18/17

Dana Woldow, crusader for healthy school lunches, dies at 65

Dana Woldow, who drew national attention when she began a fight to rid California schools of junk food, has died
Published: 04/16/17
No meat, but sweets: CEO says vegetarians dig their desserts

No meat, but sweets: CEO says vegetarians dig their desserts

Pret a Manger says dessert sales are far higher at its two vegetarian-only stores in the United Kingdom
Published: 04/14/17

Missouri powerlifting woman loses 300 pounds

Danielle Miles will lift that 300 pounds, figuratively and literally, which is how much weight she has lost in 2.5 years
Updated one month ago

State health agency settles with federal government for $7M

State health officials have agreed to pay the federal government nearly $7 million to settle allegations that they artificially decreased food stamp error rates to collect bonuses
Published: 04/13/17

Group seeks processed meat ban at 2 California districts

An advocacy group has sued two California school districts for serving hot dogs and other processed meats to students, arguing that they increase the risk of cancer
Updated one month ago
Trans fats ban linked with fewer NY heart attacks & strokes

Trans fats ban linked with fewer NY heart attacks & strokes

A new study says local bans on artery-clogging trans fats in restaurant foods led to fewer heart attacks and strokes in several New York counties
Updated one month ago
Stuck for a side dish? Grab a few oranges and add toppings

Stuck for a side dish? Grab a few oranges and add toppings

When you are stuck for a side dish, grab a few oranges from the fruit basket, slice them up and lay them out on a platter, and add whatever tasty toppings you have on hand _ avocado, chopped scallions, nuts, seeds, fresh herbs, leftover rotisserie chicken
Updated one month ago

Virginia repays $7.1M to DOJ to settle food stamp errors

Virginia has agreed to repay $7.1 million to the federal government for manipulating error rates in determining eligibility for food stamps under the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program
Updated one month ago

Nebraska bill to expand eligibility for SNAP benefits fails

A bill that would have allowed more low-income Nebraska residents to qualify for federal food benefits has died in the Legislature
Updated one month ago