Nutrition

FILE- In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007 file photo, an overweight person eats in London. The World Health Organization is taking on the battle of the bulge, saying that saturated fat shouldn't make up more than 10 percent of your diet. In its first draft guidelines on fat intake, the U.N. health agency said that to avoid piling on the pounds, both adults and children should ensure that no more than 10 percent of their calories should come from saturated fat, found in foods including butter, milk, meat, eggs and chocolate. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file)
May 04, 2018 - 11:39 am
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization is taking on the battle of the bulge, saying that saturated fats shouldn't make up more than 10 percent of a person's diet. In its first draft guidelines on fat intake, the U.N. health agency said to avoid piling on the pounds, both adults and children...
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Containers of maple syrup, with nutrition facts on their labels are lined up on a table at Morse Farm Sugarworks in East Montpelier, Vt., Tuesday, May, 1, 2018. Maple syrup and honey producers aren't too sweet on a plan to label their natural products as containing added sugars. The FDA plans to require updated nutrition labels for products that would say that pure maple syrup and honey contain added sugars. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
May 01, 2018 - 7:14 pm
EAST MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Producers of pure maple syrup and honey aren't sweet on a plan to label their pure natural products as containing added sugars. They say the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's upcoming requirement to update nutrition labels to tell consumers that pure maple syrup and...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks in Madison, Wis. The Trump administration is considering a plan that would allow states to require certain food stamp recipients to undergo drug testing, handing a win to conservatives who’ve long sought ways to curb safety net program. Walker sued the USDA in 2015 for blocking the state from drug testing adults applying for food stamps. A federal judge tossed the suit in 2016, but Walker renewed his request for permission later that year, after Donald Trump had won the presidency but before he took office.(AP Photo/Scott Bauer, File)
April 11, 2018 - 4:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering a plan that would allow states to require certain food stamp recipients to undergo drug testing, handing a win to conservatives who've long sought ways to curb the safety net program. The proposal under review would be narrowly targeted,...
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April 03, 2018 - 10:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health authorities are ordering a Las Vegas company to pull its herbal supplements off the market because some of its products tested positive for salmonella, part of a nationwide outbreak linked to the ingredient kratom. The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it took...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2018, file photo, Carl Lewis in his market in Rankin, Pa. About half of Lewis' customers pay with benefits from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, so the government's proposal to replace the debit card-type program with a pre-assembled box of shelf-stable goods delivered to recipients worries him and other grocery operators in poor areas. Food stamp administrators across the country are expressing reservations about "America's Harvest Box," pitched by Agriculture Department officials as a way to cut costs and improve efficiency. The government is proposing to replace the debit card-type program with a pre-assembled box of shelf-stable goods delivered to recipients. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
March 10, 2018 - 8:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hawaii's food stamp administrator says he was stunned when he first heard that the U.S. Agriculture Department wanted to replace some cash benefits with a pre-assembled package of shelf-stable goods. That changed quickly to frustration, befuddlement and serious concern. "This will...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2018, file photo, Carl Lewis in his market in Rankin, Pa. About half of Lewis' customers pay with benefits from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, so the government's proposal to replace the debit card-type program with a pre-assembled box of shelf-stable goods delivered to recipients worries him and other grocery operators in poor areas. Food stamp administrators across the country are expressing reservations about "America's Harvest Box," pitched by Agriculture Department officials as a way to cut costs and improve efficiency. The government is proposing to replace the debit card-type program with a pre-assembled box of shelf-stable goods delivered to recipients. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
March 10, 2018 - 12:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hawaii's food stamp administrator says he was stunned when he first heard that the U.S. Agriculture Department wanted to replace some cash benefits with a pre-assembled package of shelf-stable goods. That changed quickly to frustration, befuddlement and serious concern. "This will...
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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2018, file photo, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Perdue is defending a proposal that would cut food stamp benefits in half and replace them with a pre-assembled box of shelf-stable goods delivered to recipients’ doorstep, an idea one lawmaker called “a cruel joke.” (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
February 22, 2018 - 4:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Thursday defended a proposal that would replace a portion of food stamp benefits with pre-assembled boxes of shelf-stable goods delivered to recipients' doorsteps — an idea one lawmaker called "a cruel joke." The idea was first floated last...
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In this Feb. 13, 2018, photo, budget director Mick Mulvaney testifies before the Senate Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration is pushing a “bold new approach to nutrition assistance: ” Replacing the traditional cash on a card that food stamp recipients currently get with a pre-assembled box of canned foods and other shelf-stable goods dubbed “America’s Harvest Box.” Mulvaney likened the box to a meal kit delivery service, and said the plan could save nearly $130 billion over ten years. The idea, tucked into President Donald Trump’s 2019 budget, has caused a firestorm, prompting scathing criticism from Democrats and food insecurity experts who say its primary purpose is to punish the poor. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 16, 2018 - 5:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is pushing what it calls a "bold new approach to nutrition assistance": replacing the traditional cash-on-a-card that food stamp recipients currently get with a pre-assembled box of canned foods and other shelf-stable goods dubbed "America's Harvest Box."...
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In this Feb. 13, 2018, photo, budget director Mick Mulvaney testifies before the Senate Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration is pushing a “bold new approach to nutrition assistance: ” Replacing the traditional cash on a card that food stamp recipients currently get with a pre-assembled box of canned foods and other shelf-stable goods dubbed “America’s Harvest Box.” Mulvaney likened the box to a meal kit delivery service, and said the plan could save nearly $130 billion over ten years. The idea, tucked into President Donald Trump’s 2019 budget, has caused a firestorm, prompting scathing criticism from Democrats and food insecurity experts who say its primary purpose is to punish the poor. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 16, 2018 - 1:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is pushing what it calls a "bold new approach to nutrition assistance": replacing the traditional cash-on-a-card that food stamp recipients currently get with a pre-assembled box of canned foods and other shelf-stable goods dubbed "America's Harvest Box."...
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In this Feb. 13, 2018, photo, budget director Mick Mulvaney testifies before the Senate Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration is pushing a “bold new approach to nutrition assistance: ” Replacing the traditional cash on a card that food stamp recipients currently get with a pre-assembled box of canned foods and other shelf-stable goods dubbed “America’s Harvest Box.” Mulvaney likened the box to a meal kit delivery service, and said the plan could save nearly $130 billion over ten years. The idea, tucked into President Donald Trump’s 2019 budget, has caused a firestorm, prompting scathing criticism from Democrats and food insecurity experts who say its primary purpose is to punish the poor. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 16, 2018 - 1:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is pushing what it calls a "bold new approach to nutrition assistance": replacing the traditional cash-on-a-card that food stamp recipients currently get with a pre-assembled box of canned foods and other shelf-stable goods dubbed "America's Harvest Box."...
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