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Millions could see health benefits with changes to federal nutrition program, report finds

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

More than 40 million Americans who rely on a government nutrition program face risks for major health problems because the program lacks nutrition standards, according to a new report.

The report released this week by the Bipartisan Policy Center found there are still “untapped opportunities” to […]

March 12th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Prevention|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Millions could see health benefits with changes to federal nutrition program, report finds

Food policies work, modeling study reports

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Hundreds of thousands of cardiovascular disease deaths could be prevented annually by food policies and mass media campaigns to change dietary habits, according to a new study released Tuesday.

Using a modeling approach, researchers estimated that a national subsidy to reduce the cost of fruits and […]

June 6th, 2017|Categories: Health, Nutrition, Prevention, Research|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Food policies work, modeling study reports

Small stores that accept food stamps lack healthy options

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Convenience stores participating in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program fail to offer enough nutritious foods, according to a Minnesota study published Thursday in Preventing Chronic Disease.

SNAP is a government program that helps millions of low-income families purchase healthy foods. Previous research shows that single […]

August 27th, 2015|Categories: Health, Healthy Living|Tags: |Comments Off on Small stores that accept food stamps lack healthy options