When It Comes to Eating Fresh Produce, Price DOES Matter

When It Comes to Eating Fresh Produce, Price DOES Matter

One of the complaints we often hear from people trying to improve their diet is how expensive it is to eat healthy. While this is a generalization that can be argued, one thing is irrefutable, it’s hard to eat healthy … Continue reading

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The New Farm Bill and Our Rotten Politicians

The New Farm Bill and Our Rotten Politicians

Yesterday, the Senate approved the new $956,000,000,000 Farm Bill and it is on its way to President Obama for signature. Yes, close to ONE TRILLION dollars of spending over the next ten years. The Bill has been in the works … Continue reading

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Enough With the Bad News – 11 Great Food Developments This Year

Enough With the Bad News – 11 Great Food Developments This Year

This is a guest post by Katie Sullivan Morford, MS, RD. I got myself worked into a lather, one that had been brewing for weeks. Mr. Mom’s Kitchen came home to find me ranting. Not about the usual business of … Continue reading

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A Nobel Laureate (Economics) Writes on the Insanity of Our Food Policy

A Nobel Laureate (Economics) Writes on the Insanity of Our Food Policy

Nobel prize winner Joseph Stiglitz is considered one of the top 5 economists in the world today. He is currently a professor at Columbia University in New York, and has a distinguished track record on both international and national monetary … Continue reading

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Should Food Stamp (SNAP) Purchases Be Limited to Healthy Food?

Should Food Stamp (SNAP) Purchases Be Limited to Healthy Food?

If you are following the legislative battles in Washington DC over the Farm Bill, the you know one of the most hotly contested issues is the Title IV – Nutrition, dealing with food aid programs, the most famous being “food … Continue reading

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Coming Soon? Fast Food Stamps

Coming Soon? Fast Food Stamps

Should Food Stamp recipients be able to use government funds to buy fast food? Yum Brands, the holding company of KFC and Taco Bell thinks YES! If this seems totally preposterous to you, well, it’s because it is. The aid program, … Continue reading

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Should Soft Drinks Be Off Limits for Food Stamp Recipients?

Should Soft Drinks Be Off Limits for Food Stamp Recipients?

Despite New York’s well intentioned efforts, the Federal government has rejected Mayor Bloomberg’s efforts to combat obesity through limitations on soft drink purchases with “food stamps”. Almost a year ago, New York suggested that the city’s participants in the SNAP … Continue reading

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Soda, Surplus, and Food Stamps: A Short History

Soda, Surplus, and Food Stamps: A Short History

This is a guest blog post by Daniel Bowman Simon. It appeared originally on the Huffington Post. Lately there has been a lot of hoopla in the Big Apple about the federal food stamp program, now officially known by the … Continue reading

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Do Food Stamps Really Contribute to Obesity?

Do Food Stamps Really Contribute to Obesity?

Image via Wikipedia A recent study published Ohio State University’s Center for Human Resource Research says YES. The findings: the average user of food stamps had a Body Mass Index (BMI) 1.15 points higher than non-users. The link between food … Continue reading

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