Press Releases

Last Modified: 02/20/2014
Date Title
08/25/2014 USDA Announces $200 Million to Promote Innovation in SNAP Employment and Training Programs
08/21/2014 USDA Helps Schools Make Lunchrooms "Smarter" as Students Head Back to Class
08/05/2014 SNAP Benefits Now Used to Purchase Local Food Directly from Farmers in More than 5,000 Locations
08/04/2014 USDA Seeks Public Input to Increase Transparency of SNAP Retailer Data
07/21/2014 USDA Releases Request for Applications for Unprocessed Fruit and Vegetable Pilot
07/09/2014 USDA Announces $34 Million for Technology Improvements in WIC
06/26/2014 USDA Provides Grants to Help States Cut Down on SNAP Benefit Trafficking
06/18/2014 Support for Healthy Meals Standards Continues to Grow
05/27/2014 USDA Launches New Resources at ChooseMyPlate.gov to Help Cost-Conscious Consumers Make Healthier Food Choices
05/20/2014 USDA Announces School Meal Flexibility for Upcoming School Year
05/20/2014 FACT SHEET: Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act School Meals Implementation
04/23/2014 USDA Announces Grants to Support State Breastfeeding Programs
04/18/2014 USDA Awards Grants for New School Food Service Equipment to Help Schools Dish Up Healthy Meals
03/27/2014 Agriculture Secretary Visits Chicago School to Help Increase Access to the Summer Meal Program in Illinois
03/25/2014 SNAP Integrity Efforts Reduce Fraud
03/20/2014 USDA Demonstration Projects Will Provide Funding To Fight Hunger, Nourish Families
03/12/2014 USDA Announces Support for Smarter Lunchrooms
02/28/2014 USDA Finalizes Changes to the WIC Program, Expanding Access to Healthy Fruits and Vegetables, Whole Grains, and Low-Fat Dairy for Women, Infants, and Children
02/19/2014 USDA Announces Fiscal Year 2015 Farm to School Grants to Continue Efforts to Increase Local Foods in Eligible Schools
02/14/2014 Obama Administration Announces Additional Assistance to Californians Impacted by Drought
01/03/2014 USDA Makes Permanent Meat and Grain Serving Flexibilities in National School Lunch Program
12/18/2013 USDA Awards Grants for New School Food Service Equipment to Help Schools Improve the Quality of Meals
12/05/2013 Study Shows Strong Nutrition Education Can Lead to Healthier Food Choices by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Recipients
11/19/2013 USDA Announces Additional Support to Help Schools Buy Local
10/22/2013 USDA Celebrates National Farm to School Month
09/04/2013 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Household Food Security in the United States
08/15/2013 USDA Releases New Report on Trafficking and Announces Additional Measures to Improve Integrity in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
07/24/2013 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Results of Healthy Incentives Pilot; Discusses Additional USDA Efforts to Encourage Healthier SNAP Purchases
06/27/2013 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Highlights New "Smart Snacks in School" Standards; Will Ensure School Vending Machines, Snack Bars Include Healthy Choices
06/10/2013 USDA Promotes Efforts to Ensure Children Have Access to Healthy Food during the Summer Months
05/14/2013 USDA Announces Results in Ongoing Effort to Improve SNAP Integrity
04/29/2013 USDA Expands Support for Farmers Markets to Accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits
04/24/2013 New Research Shows Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Supports Healthy Diet Choices among Participants
04/24/2013 Agriculture Secretary Joins Nutrition Partners to Launch Childhood Hunger Campaign
04/18/2013 Agriculture Secretary Visits San Diego Summer Meals Site; Calls on Communities to Help Ensure Children Have Access to Healthy Food Year Round
04/12/2013 USDA Calls on Communities to Help Fill the Summer Meal Gap; Ensure Children Have Access to Healthy Food Year Round
04/03/2013 USDA Partners with More States to Boost Program Integrity; Protect Taxpayer Investment
03/28/2013 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Outlines USDA Efforts to Raise a Healthier Generation of Americans; Highlights Efforts to Increase Access to Affordable and Healthy Food
03/28/2013 SNAP Nutrition Education Grants Program Streamlined, Will Focus on Critical Problem of Obesity
03/20/2013 USDA Announces New Partnership with States to Strengthen Integrity of Nation’s Most Vital Nutrition Assistance Program
03/14/2013 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Outlines USDA Efforts to Raise a Healthier Generation of Americans; Affirms Need for Generational Change
03/04/2013 USDA Kicks Off National Nutrition Month by Highlighting Breakfast
02/21/2013 USDA Announces Additional Steps to Reduce Fraud and Misuse in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
02/06/2013 USDA Announces Request for Applications for FY 2014 Farm to School Grants
02/01/2013 USDA Proposes Standards to Provide Healthy Food Options in Schools
01/26/2013 USDA Announces Latest Actions to Enhance Integrity in America’s Most Critical Nutrition Assistance Program
11/05/2012 USDA Offers Food Assistance to Those Affected by Hurricane Sandy
09/14/2012 USDA Announces Grants to Support Schools in Meeting New School Meal Requirements
08/23/2012 USDA Awards Grants to Boost Children’s Access to Healthy School Meals
08/09/2012 USDA Unveils New Aggressive Tactics to Counter Fraud and Enhance SNAP Program Integrity
07/16/2012 USDA Exceeds First Lady's HealthierUS School Challenge Goal
06/29/2012 USDA Recognizes States for Exceptional Nutrition Assistance Service
06/08/2012 USDA and Partners Nationwide Team to Feed Children during Summer Meal Gap
05/24/2012 USDA Proposes Additional Steps to Fight Fraud and Enhance SNAP Integrity
05/09/2012 USDA Grants to Increase Farmers Market Participation in SNAP
05/04/2012 USDA Announces Next States Chosen to Phase In Streamlined Free School Meal Option
04/27/2012 USDA to Provide Additional Funds for Nation’s School Meals
04/17/2012 USDA Announces New Farm to School Program to Improve the Health and Nutrition of Kids Receiving School Meals
03/07/2012 USDA Announces Steps to Streamline Administration and Enhance Program Integrity in the National School Lunch Program
03/07/2012 USDA Announces Investments in Nutrition Education for Native American Families
02/15/2012 USDA Grants Support Local Efforts to Fight Hunger and Food Insecurity
02/06/2012 USDA Announces Latest Actions to Combat Fraud and Enhance SNAP Program Integrity
01/25/2012 USDA Unveils Historic Improvements to Meals Served in America’s Schools
12/29/2011 USDA Helps Florida, Missouri, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania to Improve Nutrition of School-Aged Kids
12/13/2011 USDA Celebrates One Year Anniversary of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010
12/06/2011 USDA Announces New Tactics to Combat Fraud and Enhance SNAP Program Integrity
12/01/2011 USDA Awards Grants to Improve Kids' Nutrition Access During Summer
10/21/2011 USDA Invests in Research on Food and Nutrition Assistance Programs
10/17/2011 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Joins First Lady Michelle Obama to Salute HealthierUS School Challenge Award Winners
10/11/2011 USDA Highlights School Nutrition Advances During National School Lunch Week
10/05/2011 National School Lunch Week
09/27/2011 USDA Recognizes States for Efforts to Provide Timely Nutrition Assistance for Americans in Need
09/15/2011 USDA Launches Student Video Contest to Highlight the Importance of Ending Childhood Hunger
09/14/2011 USDA Announces Results of Summer Feeding Pilots to Help Prevent Childhood Hunger When School is Out
09/13/2011 USDA Announces Grants to Improve the Health and Future of America's Children
09/07/2011 USDA Report Outlines Food Insecurity in America
08/18/2011 USDA Awards Grants to Improve Efficiency and Accuracy of National School Meal Program Operations
08/16/2011 USDA Official Joins Georgia Students for Breakfast as Kids Head Back to School
07/28/2011 USDA Awards Grants to Reduce Hunger and Improve Nutrition of School-Aged Kids by Improving Enrollment in School Meals Programs
07/26/2011 USDA Announces Winner in First Lady's Recipes for Healthy Kids Contest
07/24/2011 Agriculture Secretary Joins the National Council of La Raza to Highlight Improvements to the Nutritional Health of Hispanics in Communities across the Country
07/20/2011 USDA Launches Contest to Celebrate Success in the Summer Food Service Program
07/12/2011 Agriculture Deputy Secretary Highlights School Meal Improvements to National School Nutrition Advocates
07/11/2011 USDA Official Addresses School Nutrition Community on Efforts to Promote Healthier Diets for Nation's Children
07/07/2011 USDA Announces Improvements in School Wellness Promotion
07/01/2011 Kevin Concannon, Under Secretary, USDA Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services
06/17/2011 USDA Announces New Rule to Strengthen Integrity and Oversight in Leading Nutrition Assistance Program
06/16/2011 Nation's Primary Nutrition Assistance Program Reaches Highest Accuracy Rate in History of the Program
06/15/2011 Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee to Expand Access to School Meals for Children in Need
06/15/2011 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Finalists in Recipes for Healthy Kids Competition
06/07/2011 Agriculture Secretary Joins Nutrition Partners to Highlight Childhood Hunger Campaign and Summer Food Service Program for Kids
06/06/2011 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack and Partners Urge Action to Feed More Hungry Children This Summer
05/25/2011 USDA Highlights the Launch of Let's Move! in Indian Country
05/25/2011 USDA Presents HealthierUS School Challenge Honors to 154 Dallas Schools for Excellence in Nutrition and Fitness
05/19/2011 USDA Officials to Visit Southern States Affected By Natural Disasters
05/05/2011 USDA Awards Grants to Improve Sustainable Food Systems and Reduce Hunger
05/02/2011 USDA Introduces Online Tool for Locating 'Food Deserts'
04/27/2011 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack, NFL Quarterback Sam Bradford Urge Native American Youth to Get Active
04/26/2011 New USDA Rule Encourages the Purchase of Local Agricultural Products for Critical Nutrition Assistance Programs
04/26/2011 USDA Kicks Off Judging Period in Recipes for Healthy Kids Competition
04/14/2011 USDA Announces Award of the Center of Excellence for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs to Kansas State University
04/08/2011 USDA Announces Nutrition Education Grants to Improve the Health and Wellbeing of Tribal Members Nationwide
04/07/2011 USDA Announces People's Garden School Pilot Program to Promote Garden-Based Learning Opportunities
04/06/2011 USDA Announces Efforts to Increase Nutrition Assistance to Low-Income Families
03/09/2011 USDA Announces Semi-Finalists and Opens Public Voting Period in Recipes for Healthy Kids Competition
03/04/2011 USDA Official Visits Los Angeles WIC Clinic to Highlight New Provisions in Child Nutrition Reauthorization
02/23/2011 USDA Announces New Initiatives to End Hunger in America
02/18/2011 USDA Unveils Spanish-language Nutrition Assistance Consumer Resources
02/14/2011 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Proposed FY 2012 Budget
02/10/2011 USDA, Washington Capitals and Powell Elementary School Students Team Up To Design A "People's Garden"
02/09/2011 New Public Ads Launch to coincide with One Year Anniversary of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! Initiative to Combat Childhood Obesity
02/09/2011 Agriculture Deputy Secretary Merrigan Announces Childhood Obesity Prevention Grant to North Carolina State University
02/04/2011 NFL Commissioner Goodell to Join Leading Authorities in Historic Private-Public Pledge to Fight Childhood Obesity and Highlight Fuel up to Play 60
01/31/2011 USDA and HHS Announce New Dietary Guidelines to Help Americans Make Healthier Food Choices and Confront Obesity Epidemic
01/18/2011 USDA Announces Nationwide Expansion of At-Risk Afterschool Meals in the Child and Adult Care Food Program
01/13/2011 Obama Administration Officials and Nutrition Advocates Reaffirm Commitment to Improve the Health and Nutrition of Kids Nationwide
01/13/2011 USDA Unveils Critical Upgrades to Nutritional Standards for School Meals
12/23/2010 Final Days to Submit Entries to the Recipes for Healthy Kids Competition
12/16/2010 USDA Awards Grant to Connecticut to Improve Access to Healthy Foods for Children
12/16/2010 USDA Awards Grant to Improve Access to Healthy Foods for Missouri Children
12/16/2010 USDA Awards Grant to Texas to Improve Access to Healthy Foods for Children
12/16/2010 USDA Official Honors Minshew Elementary School for Meeting USDA's HealthierUS
12/15/2010 USDA Awards Grant to Michigan to Improve Access to Healthy Foods for Children
12/15/2010 USDA Awards Grant to Oregon to Improve Access to Healthy Foods for Children
12/07/2010 USDA Highlights New Sesame Workshop Multimedia Outreach Initiative to Improve Child Nutrition
12/02/2010 Secretary Vilsack Statement on Passage of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act
12/01/2010 USDA Official Visits Denver School to Promote Healthy School Meals
11/20/2010 USDA Requests Applications for Summer Food Service Program Projects that Increase Food Security for Low-Income Children
11/19/2010 USDA Announces Wellness Grants in the Child and Adult Care Food Program
10/29/2010 USDA Official Visits Alabama to Honor 52 Alabama Public Schools for Meeting USDA's HealthierUS School Challenge
10/21/2010 USDA Official Visits Saratoga Springs to Highlight School Nutrition Efforts
08/19/2010 USDA Selects Massachusetts to Test Ground-Breaking Nutrition Pilot Program
05/19/2010 USDA Unveils New Consumer Information Resources About SNAP for People in Need of Food Assistance
02/23/2010 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Presents Obama Administration's Priorities to Improve National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs
02/19/2010 ARRA: Strengthening American Families and Communities
02/19/2010 ARRA: Strengthening American Families and Communities
02/17/2010 ARRA: Strengthening Families and Communities Through SNAP
02/17/2010 ARRA: Strengthening Families and Communities Through SNAP
01/21/2010 Smithsonian Acquires Historic Food Coupons from USDA
01/14/2010 Secretary Vilsack Announces $25 Million for New School Food Service Equipment To Help Schools Improve the Quality of Meals