Food For Children

State prepares to tackle food insecurity with summer nutrition program

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The new year is when the Louisiana Department of Education and Department of Agriculture and Forestry (DOAF) begin preparing for summer. Their mission is to make sure no child goes hungry. “Without this program, many children will starve to death, and that’s the bottom line,” …

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Newsom’s proposed budget doubles down on climate, food and agriculture

Governor Newsom just came out Budget 2022-23 the proposal rightly recognizes the profound impact of climate change on our state’s food and agriculture system and the need for significant investment to ensure that it is resilient, healthy and equitable. Sunchoke plants growing at the LA Green Grounds Teaching Garden in …

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UNHCR – UN and partners launch plans to help 28 million people in need in Afghanistan and region

Geneva – The United Nations and non-governmental organizations will today launch Joint Response Plans to bring life-saving humanitarian assistance to 22 million people in Afghanistan and support 5.7 million displaced Afghans and local communities in five neighboring countries. The combined humanitarian and refugee response plans require more than $ 5 …

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It will be South Sudan’s hungriest year, experts say

OLD FANGAK, South Sudan – Nyayiar Kuol cradled her severely malnourished 1-year-old daughter as they traveled for 16 hours on a crowded barge to the hospital closest to their home in rural South Sudan . For months, she had fed her four children just once a day, unable to farm …

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How the first 1000 days of meals can change your child’s life

Health Sciences A Snapshot of What Our Infants Eat Contains Clues About How Aotearoa’s Children Became The Second Most Obese In The World, And What We May Do About It When UNICEF ranked New Zealand second in childhood obesity among 41 OECD and EU countries in its report The State …

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American coronavirus: After muted New Years weekend, US braces for more disruption as students return to school

In Atlanta, at least five metro-area school districts will start with distance learning this week, as students prepare to return from vacation amid growing cases in the area. And in Washington, DC, public schools will be closed until Thursday as a winter storm thwarted plans for students and staff to …

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Commentary: Singapore’s children are getting fat and it’s worrying especially during a pandemic

WHAT WE NEED TO DO MORE Initial strategies should aim for slower weight gain first, then target a healthy weight as the child grows. In my experience, a significant proportion of overweight children appear to come from families with a family or parental history of obesity, lower socioeconomic strata, or …

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Rohingya refugees disembarked after spectacular rescue in Indonesia | News from the Rohingya

Medan, Indonesia – A standoff involving a boat carrying Rohingya refugees and the Indonesian Navy ended in a dramatic rescue that lasted 18 hours due to heavy rains and high seas. The refugees – mostly women and children – were disembarked in Lhokseumawe, in Aceh province, northwest Indonesia, in the …

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US Coronavirus: 2021 ends with record new Covid-19 cases and likelihood of an even higher increase after the holidays

The average daily number of Covid-19 cases reached 265,427 on Tuesday – a new pandemic record, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The previous record of 251,989 was set on January 11. It comes as Covid-19 pediatric hospitalizations increase and millions of children prepare to return to school next …

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Colorful cauliflowers are all the rage on supermarket shelves – and the palette is set to expand

Dietitians are urging Australians to adopt a ‘rainbow’ diet to improve nutrition, and colorful new breeds of vegetables are becoming available to make it easier. Key points: Purple, orange and green cauliflowers are tested Dieticians encourage Australians to have a wider variety of colors in their diets Naturally purple foods …

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