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Posted Jun 17, 2013 @ 10:25 AM
WASHINGTON — Adding a few Detroit grocers to the dozens of farmers markets that double the amount food stamp recipients can spend on Michigan-grown fruits and vegetables may seem like small potatoes, but some local advocates believe it could be the leading edge of a new effort in the fresh...
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Posted Jun 14, 2013 @ 7:14 AM
Pilot is nation’s first to incentivize fruit and vegetable purchases with SNAP benefits in grocery stores CHICAGO—Fair Food Network today announced a pioneering initiative that will double the value of SNAP benefits, also known as food stamps, when used for fresh produce in...
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Posted Jun 11, 2013 @ 7:49 AM
This blog is 3/3 in a series related to Altarum Institute Health Policy Forum's most recent roundtable on healthy eating habits in the SNAP program.  To see the roundtable or get additional information, please click here.
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Posted May 23, 2013 @ 9:20 AM
Dr. Hesterman was one of the speakers at Altarum’s recent roundtable on encouraging healthy food choices in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
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Posted May 22, 2013 @ 12:30 PM
Last week, the Senate and House Agriculture Committees both passed a Farm Bill, and on Monday, May 20, debate on the Senate Ag Committee bill (S. 954 The Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act) began in the full Senate. The full House is expected to take up its Ag Committee’s bill (H.R. 1947...
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Posted May 14, 2013 @ 12:44 PM
For Immediate Release—May 14, 2013 Double Up Food Bucks program boosts local economy and healthy food access New report confirms healthy incentives programs are good for farmers and low-income consumers
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Posted May 14, 2013 @ 6:39 AM
Statement of Support Today, Tuesday, May 14, the Altarum Institute Health Policy Forum convenes a national roundtable to explore innovative approaches that encourage healthy food choices for low-income families and individuals in the federally funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP...
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Posted May 9, 2013 @ 1:38 PM
Join Altarum, Grantmakers in Health, and the American Society for Nutrition at their latest roundtable, "Encouraging Healthy Food Choices in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - Examining Financial and Other Incentives to Change Purchasing Patterns,” on Tuesday, May 14...
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Posted May 9, 2013 @ 10:29 AM
History In March of 2010, Fair Food Network (FFN) gathered key information from recognized leaders in the field of community food systems with the goal of using the knowledge to help inform potential investment in the field. The information FFN sought from these leaders concerned the innovative...
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Posted May 1, 2013 @ 7:04 AM
High Tunnel Project Overview Fair Food Network (FFN) staff  just returned from Cleveland’s Salaam Community Garden 131, where staff and high tunnel specialist Adam Montri co-hosted a high tunnel training build for Cuyahoga County’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)...