WASHINGTON — Healthy eating advocates and anti-hunger groups are mounting vigorous campaigns to maintain food stamp benefits and programs to increase access to fruits and vegetables and other nutritious foods in the farm bill, but they differ on whether quality of foods or benefit levels should be the highest priority.
They’re called “community gardens.” And at two local schools, they’re producing a bumper crop of goodness – excited students, a new way of learning, healthy meals for hungry families, new partnerships and more.
By Heather Huwe, Intern Reporter
July 30, 2010
WASHINGTON — The nation’s nutrition programs now feed one in four Americans, but they need to eat more nutritious food, Agriculture Undersecretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Kevin Concannon said May 10 while a foundation suggested that the food stamp program should be changed to encourage people to eat more fruits and vegetables.
WASHINGTON — A report on fighting childhood obesity released by the White House May 12 could lead to government policies that would encourage a massive shift in acreage toward fruit and vegetable production and perhaps changes to the farm program that would encourage fruit and vegetable consumption and provide less support for traditional field crops such as corn and wheat.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Midwest is known more for growing corn than cauliflower, but if its farmers raised the fruit and vegetables eaten in the Heartland, they could create thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in income, according to a recent study.
Michael J. Crumb, Associated Press Writer
May 07, 2010
The Midwest is known more for growing corn than cauliflower, but if its farmers raised the fruit and vegetables eaten in the Heartland, they could create thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in income, according to a recent study.
If you haven't pulled out your soup pot yet, Herald Food Editor Jeff Tiedeman says there's no better time than now. And at Chef Jeff, the Red River Valley's newest food blog of fun, at Chef Jeff, he serves up a couple of recipes that will have you reaching for the cupboard.
Whether you grow your own produce or buy it at a farmers market or grocery store, fruits and vegetables are a colorful and healthful part of our diets. Now is a great time to brighten your plate with some of the fresh produce that’s coming into season.
Luella Morehouse, NDSU Extension Service
September 23, 2009
North Dakota State University is looking for 200 families to test promising radish, spinach and other greens from across the world.
The radish varieties come in an array of colors ranging from red, purple and white. There is even a watermelon radish that has pink flesh inside.
NDSU is testing the most popular greens from Asia. These greens come in many shapes and colors. They taste mild and are popular when mixed in salads or lightly cooked as stir fries.
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