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USDA Announces Actions on Nutrition Security

During a visit to Columbia University and in celebration of National Nutrition Month, Secretary Vilsack today announced a report detailing USDA's Actions on Nutrition Security. 

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In Major Step to Implement American Rescue Plan, USDA Announces Membership of Newly Formed Equity Commission

Today, USDA announced the members of the newly established Equity Commission and its Subcommittee on Agriculture. As authorized and funded by the American Rescue Plan Act, the launch of the Commission delivers on President Biden's commitment to create an independent Equity Commission and provide it with the necessary resources to support its mission to address historical discrimination at USDA.

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USDA Tackles Food Insecurity, Expands Program Access

FNS today reflected on its efforts over the past year to ensure households across the country have access to a nutritious diet. Throughout the first year of the Biden-Harris Administration, FNS bolstered its nutrition assistance programs through a wide range of administrative actions and with the unprecedented $12 billion investment in food assistance provided by the American Rescue Plan Act.

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USDA Announces Approval of D-SNAP for Areas in Boulder, Colorado

USDA announced today that low-income Colorado residents in parts of Boulder County affected by the wildfires that started on December 30 could be eligible for a helping hand from the USDA’s Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP).

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USDA Supports Equity, Inclusion in Nutrition Assistance Programs

FNS is committed to promoting equity and inclusion through its federal nutrition assistance programs and today, is celebrating advancements made over the past year while acknowledging the long journey ahead. Throughout the past year, the Biden-Harris Administration and USDA have worked side-by-side to provide those in need with better, fairer access to a healthy diet, with a focus on closing gaps in access for historically disadvantaged and underserved populations.

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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Highlights Key Work in 2021 to Advance Equity

Today, Secretary Tom Vilsack issued the following statement highlighting key steps USDA has taken to advance equity under the Biden-Harris Administration. USDA has taken bold, historic action toward rooting out generations of systemic racism, deeply integrating equity in decision-making and policymaking inclusive of all USDA employees and customers.

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Increased USDA Support to Nutrition Programs Strengthens Food Systems

FNS today recognized the strides made toward advancing market opportunities in America’s food and agriculture industries throughout year one of the Biden-Harris Administration. Through efforts to strengthen the food supply chain, USDA and the administration have demonstrated their steadfast commitment to creating economic opportunity and promoting fairness for American farmers, producers, and consumers.

 

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USDA Announces Increased Funding to Support School Meals and to Help Continue Serving Healthy Meals to Kids

Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced an adjustment in school meal reimbursements to help schools continue to serve children healthy and nutritious meals. This move will put an estimated $750 million more into school meal programs across the nation this year, making sure federal reimbursements keep pace with food and operational costs, while ensuring children continue to receive healthy meals at school.