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Letter From the Editor: SNAP

The “Dakota Queen,” piloted by George McGovern, had been hit hard by enemy fire while over the Skoda works at Pilsen, Czechoslovakia – a facility that produced arms for the Nazis. One engine had fallen off and the other was in flames. The plane was going down. McGovern quickly launched his bombs, turned the plane… Continue Reading

USDA Boosts Native American Nutrition Education

Over the past three days Food Safety News has chronicled the nutritional challenges facing Native Americans today and what is being done to face them. On Wednesday, after this series was published, the Obama Administration announced this year’s recipients of an annual grant to improve nutritional education in Native American communities. At a meeting of… Continue Reading

Nutrition a Pressing Concern for American Indians, Part II

Editor’s Note: This article is the second in a three-part series on health issues linked to nutritional problems in American Indian communities and what is being done to combat them. The first installment is available here.  Tribal communities nationwide are working to fight the trend toward obesity and its resulting health consequences. Nutritionists such as… Continue Reading

Nutrition Assistance Programs Receive Government Boost

At a time when more and more people are relying on nutrition assistance programs, the government is signaling its commitment to improving these initiatives.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Friday awarded $2.2 million in grants that will help it evaluate and enhance its food assistance programs.  The money was divided between 10 research projects in… Continue Reading