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Rural Hunger and Access to Healthy Food – News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Jun 14, 2019 - Notice from the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) extending the comment period for the April 5, 2019 Federal Register notice, which proposed additional flexibility for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligibility for food retail stores. Comments are now due June 20, 2019.
Source: Federal Register
May 2, 2019 - The U.S. Senate reintroduced legislation that would allow tribes to administer Child Nutrition Programs. These programs help promote access to healthy food, an important component in reducing obesity and diabetes.
Source: U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
Apr 26, 2019 - A new study evaluates the food security of rural veterans and pilots a project working with local food pantries to help veterans access their services.
Source: Purdue University News

Last Updated: 6/14/2019